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Finnish Government EDUFI Fellowships Programme in Finland, 2023

Applicants are invited to apply for the EDUFI fellowships program, which the Finnish National Agency provides for Education. Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland.

The CIMO fellowship program aims to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

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Finnish Government EDUFI Fellowships Programme in Finland

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Fellowships are mainly targeted at those doctoral level students who will be doing their whole Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university.

Application Deadline: 1 January 2022.  Rolling but apply five months before the planned start of the fellowship.

Brief Description

  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in all academic fields.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Finland

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply for these CIMO fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements 
  • The primary target groups in the CIMO Fellowship program are doctoral-level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university.
  • Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
  • The program is open to applicants from all countries. However, when decisions on scholarships are made, the emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil, and North America.

International Fellowship

Application Procedure

  • How to Apply: Applications should be submitted on the attached EDUFI Fellowships application form, which should be filled in electronically, then printed out and signed by hand. Two copies of the application with the required attachments should be submitted to the following address: Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), P.O. Box 380, 00531 Helsinki.
  • Supporting Documents: The following attachments are required:
  • Applicant’s motivation: take no more than one page to present the motivation for the proposed cooperation, its significance to the host institution, the background for the cooperation, and a short description of the research environment. You should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project and its possible financial support to the scholarship holder, especially if your application is for less than €1,500 per month. A preliminary plan for subsequent funding of the proposed research will be required if the application is submitted to begin a doctoral dissertation in Finland (or to continue a doctoral dissertation at its early stages).
  • A complete CV of the scholarship candidate, which should include, for example, any previous visits to Finland, qualifications (a Master’s degree is a minimum requirement), and publications.
  • Research plan (3 to 5 pages, including an introduction, objectives, work plan/work methods, expected results and their possible applications, as well as the most relevant references. If the proposal is part of a larger project, the candidate’s role should be described in the research plan.
  • Admission Requirement: If applicants currently hold a master’s degree (or equivalent), they are usually eligible to apply for Doctoral studies in Finland. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements to be able to study there.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements to be able to study there.

Benefits

  • The university will first pay the grant to the fellow as a personal grant and then invoice it to EDUFI after the end of the fellowship.
  • The grant can be split over several periods.
  • The grant is intended to cover the living costs of the fellow in Finland.

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