Fully Funded Fellowships for PhD Students in Finland

Finnish National Agency for Education
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Fully Funded Fellowships for PhD Students in Finland

The EDUFI Fellowships program is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields.

The primary target group in the EDUFI Fellowship program is:

[1]  Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. 

[2] Visiting Doctoral-level students.

[3] Researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university.

Note: this program is open for candidates of all foreign nationalities.

The scholarship period which may vary from 3 to 12 months and offers a monthly allowance of 1500 euros. The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by the program.

There are no annual application deadlines in the EDUFI Fellowship program. Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period. Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receipt of application.

The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university - please see the section Doctoral Admissions for further information (you'll find links to the universities' Doctoral Admissions pages there). Applicants are also advised to visit the Finnish universities' own websites for detailed information on the Doctoral level study and research options the universities offer.

Doctoral applications are usually made directly to the universities. The detailed entry requirements vary from one Doctoral option to another, and the same is true for application periods. Some universities may accept doctoral study applications at all times, while others may have specific application periods.

The following attachments are required for an EDUFI Fellowship application:

[1] A motivation letter from the applicant (the hosting university), max 1 page.

[2] Complete CV of the scholarship candidate.

[3] Research plan (3-5 pages).

What is EDUFI

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is a national development agency. It is responsible for developing education and training, early childhood education and care and lifelong learning, as well as for promoting internationalization. EDUFI is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture and its tasks and organisation are set in the legislation.


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Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
Greater than25
Both gender
التبادل الثقافي واللغات, البحث, التعلّم

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
كل من يهتم
تمويل جزئي
Opportunity Coverage
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Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
السيرة الذاتية, رسالة الحافز, مقترح البحث

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
جميع التخصصات
Educational Level
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Required Languages
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