Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

Deadline: 28 February each year
Open to: Master’s level degree holders from the countries listed below
Scholarship: A monthly allowance of EUR 1200. The allowance is sufficient for one person only.

Description

The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies, research and teaching at a higher education institution in Finland. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarships can not be applied for post-Doctoral studies or research.
The scholarships are based mainly on cultural agreements or similar arrangements between Finland and the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
Applications for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool should be made to the appropriate authority in the applicant’s country.

Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Intend to pursue post-Master’s level studies as a visiting student, participate in a research project or teach at a higher education institution or public research institute in Finland; priority will be given to doctoral studies
  • Have established contact with the Finnish receiving institution before applying
  • Have a letter of invitation from the academic supervisor in Finland; the invitation should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project
  • Have earned a Master’s-level degree before applying
  • Not have spent already more than one year at a Finnish higher education institution immediately before the intended scholarship period in Finland
  • Be able to give proof of sufficient skills in speaking and writing the language needed in study/research
  • Be a national of one of the eligible countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Scholarship

A monthly allowance of EUR 1200. The allowance is sufficient for one person only.
Expenses due to travel, international or in Finland, are not covered by CIMO. Scholarship recipients are recommended to make arrangements for sufficient insurance coverage for their stay in Finland.

Application

The announcements for the opening of the annual application round are usually sent out from CIMO at the end of September annually. The applicants may then contact the scholarship authorities in their home country for information on the national deadline for submitting the application documents. The scholarship authorities in each country are invited to present applications for up to 10 candidates for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool. The deadline set by CIMO for the nomination of scholarship candidates by the national authorities is 28 February each year.

  • Application form is on official website.

Documents required for an application:

  • A completed and signed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of latest diplomas
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Study/research plan (2-5 pages)
  • Invitation/expression of interest from the hosting academic supervisor in Finland (this will be considered as an advantage in the selection process)
  • Language certificate (Finnish, Swedish or English).

Applications for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool should be made to the appropriate authority in the applicant’s country.

Centre for International Mobility CIMO
P.O. Box 343
FI-00531 Helsinki
Finland

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