Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award 2024 (Fully-funded)

Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award 2023 (Fully-funded)
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award 2023 (Fully-funded)

The Fulbright Finland Foundation and the University of Helsinki have joined forces to establish the Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award. This prestigious award is designed for outstanding students from the United States, Finland, and around the world who have been admitted to one of the University’s esteemed International Master’s Degree Programs.

The University of Helsinki boasts a diverse selection of International Master’s Degree Programs, all of which are conducted in English. These programs offer an exceptional educational experience, with some being developed in collaboration with other Finnish or foreign universities. By enrolling in these comprehensive two-year programs, students will immerse themselves in a truly international learning environment, engaging with peers from both Finland and various corners of the globe.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Fulbright-University of Helsinki

Host Institution(s): University of Helsinki, Finland

Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded

Number of Awards: Several

Application Deadline: Not Specified

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: Domestic & International Students

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Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award | DETAILS

The University of Helsinki is the leading research university in Finland and consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in Europe. The University offers a multi-disciplinary and international study environment and the services and infrastructure, including libraries, laboratories and computer environments, are world-class.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award for International Students, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants who are going to complete a full Master’s Degree Program at the University of Helsinki.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award includes a monthly grant of EUR 1 000 (paid for nine months)
  • The grantee will also be provided with a travel award (USD 1600),
  • Residence permit allowance (based on the actual permit fees, incl. grantee and accompanying family members, funded by the Foundation) and
  • A supplemental accident and sickness benefit (ASPE).
  • Based on the agreement with the Fulbright Finland Foundation, University of Helsinki provides a full tuition scholarship (EUR 13 000 – 18 000 depending on the program) for the recipients of the Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award. The scholarship is granted also for the second year of Master’s studies provided that the grantee has been successful in their studies during the first year.
  • In addition, the grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in a Fulbright Finland Foundation pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses in Finnish language, culture and society, pending availability of suitable programs.
  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding from the Lois Roth Foundation. (This funding is applied for after arrival to Finland.)
  • Alumni network and activities provided for the grantees of the Fulbright Finland Foundation programs.
  • The University of Helsinki alumni network, Helsinki Alumni, invites all Fulbright grantees and scholars to the alumni network to benefit from the network activities already during their stay at the university. Signing up is cost-free. The activities for the UH USA Alumni and Friends network are open also for those, who still consider whether to apply to become the University of Helsinki Fulbright grantees.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: The Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award has a dual application procedure: The Fulbright grant competition and admission to the university.

Read the detailed application information for Finland. The final selection is made by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki.

Applicants need to apply for admission to the University of Helsinki. The application period to the university and its International Master’s Degree Programs usually begins in November.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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