Are you looking for a scholarship to help you recruit a foreign student to do doctoral research? The Finnish Government is pleased to offer scholarships for high-achieving and motivated students. The EDUFI Fellowship is available for the academic year 2023/2024.
The EDUFI Fellowship is available to all foreign nationals and all fields of study to undertake 3-9 months for doctoral-level studies and research. The aim of the Finnish educational policy is quality, efficiency, equality, and internationalization.
Helpful offer for students who want to complete their studies in Finland.
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The Finnish education system was ranked the best in the world in 2012 (the Learning Curve, Pearsons). The Finnish educational system offers equal education opportunities for all, irrespective of residency, sex, economic situation, or linguistic and cultural background.
CIMO does not require you to take an IELTS or TOEFL test, but if you have such official proof of your English skills, that can, of course, be enclosed in the application.
Application Deadline: 1 January 2023. The application process will take about three months. Usually, about 35-40% of applications are approved every year.
- Course Level: Scholarships are available for 3-9 months for doctoral-level studies and research at Finnish Universities or Public Research Institutes.
- Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all academic fields.
- Awards: The new grant will be 1 900 € per month.
- Duration of fellowship: 3–12 months, visits 3–6 months
- Scholarships can be taken in Finland.
To apply for the scholarship, you also need to meet the following criteria:
- Who: a doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland
- Applicants must have been pre-approved to research a doctoral-level thesis or have been invited as doctoral students in a Finnish university or a public research center.
- Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a supervisor in a Finnish university or a research center stating that this host is committed to working with them.
- Applicants must have not already studied or worked in a Finnish university for more than a year immediately before the planned start of the scholarship period.
- Applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in English with an official language test (IELTS, TOEFL) and attach a certificate for this in their application form. Alternatively, it is confirmed in the invitation letter from the university that they regard your language skills as sufficient for research and studies at a university in Finland.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Candidates have to fill out the application form and submit the required documents for an application:
- A completed and signed application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Copies of the latest diplomas
- Two letters of recommendation
- Study/research plan (2-5 pages, including a statement of motivation, goals, work plan, work method, and expected results)
- Invitation/expression of interest and motivation for cooperation from the hosting academic supervisor in Finland
- Supporting Documents: Fellows will need the following documents for their visa/residence permit application
- A copy of the EDUFI fellowship decision
- An invitation from the host university department
- Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have earned a master’s degree before applying.
- English Language Requirements: CIMO does not require you to take an IELTS or TOEFL test, but if you have such official proof of your English skills, that can, of course, be enclosed in the application. Usually, however, it is enough if, for example, the invitation letter from the hosting Finnish university states that your language skills have been deemed sufficient by the Finnish university.
The scholarship grant can be awarded for 3 to 9 months. It is 1,900 euros/month and is paid to the applicant in full. It is enough to cover the living costs of only one person in Finland.