Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

Study-in-Finland-logoThe Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities or public research institutes. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarship cannot be applied for Master’s level studies or post-Doctoral studies/research.

In order to be an eligible applicant for this scholarship, you must first successfully apply for a study/research placement at a Finnish university/public research institute – in other words, you must be at least provisionally accepted either as a visiting Doctoral-level student/researcher, or as a full-time Doctoral degree student.

Who can apply?

The scholarships are based mainly on cultural agreements or similar arrangements between Finland and the following countries:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • USA (Fulbright-CIMO grants)

Only the nationals of the above-mentioned countries can be considered eligible applicants in this scholarship programme.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship includes:

  • a monthly allowance of EUR 1500. The allowance is sufficient for one person only.

Expenses due to travel, international or in Finland, are not covered by CIMO.

Scholarship period

The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme can be applied for a study/research period of 3-9 months, 9 months being the maximum time for an individual applicant.

The annual deadline set by CIMO for the nomination of scholarship candidates by the national authorities is in mid-February (2015: 16 February)

Read more and apply here.

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