2023/2024 International Scholarships at University of Helsinki in Finland

2023/2024 International Scholarships at University of Helsinki in Finland

2023/2024 International Scholarships at University of Helsinki in Finland

The University of Helsinki in Finland is granting international scholarships for the 2023/2024 academic year. The scholarship program is organized to encourage talented international students to further higher education at the University of Helsinki, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Finland.

Begin an application for the University of Helsinki International Scholarship to obtain a full fee waiver to study in Finland.

The scholarships are planned for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki. The period of the scholarship is two years. For all scholarships, students need to study full-time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to meet the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked, and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

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Eligibility Conditions for the 2023/2024 International Scholarships at University of Helsinki

To be eligible for the 2023/2024 International Scholarships, applicants are required to have met the conditions below:

  • Applicants must be international students.
  • Applicants are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.
  • Applicants are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website as to whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.
  • Applicants must have obtained excellent results in their previous studies and can prove this in their application.


  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition Fee Grant

Student Union (HYY) membership fee including

  • Free or highly affordable healthcare services by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
  • Student meal discounts in Unicafe restaurants
  • Reductions in public transport
  • Unisport services at low prices.
  • The University of Helsinki offers all scholarship winners the option to take part in the University of Helsinki Student Ambassador Programme.

Selection Criteria

The scholarships for new students will be awarded on the basis of academic overall assessment: Previous academic performance and possible letters of motivation, in addition to which the grounds presented by applicants in their grant applications will be taken into consideration.

You may receive a scholarship only in a category you have applied for, but you can apply for more than one scholarship category.

  • The Master’s programme conducts an academic assessment of your degree application and your scholarship application.
  • The Master’s programme makes a proposal to the Scholarship Committee concerning the scholarship application.
  • The Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on the scholarship.

If you are granted a scholarship, you will obtain an official acceptance letter with information about your scholarship status.

Procedures for Application

  1. Find the Master’s programme you want to apply to through the Master’s Programmes Page
  2. See the instructions on how to apply to the Master’s programme and prepare the necessary attachments.
  3. Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master’s programme.
  4. Submit all the required attachments.




2023/2024 International Scholarships at University of Helsinki in Finland

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