The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool grants are intended for doctoral level post-graduate studies and research in Finnish universities and public research centres.
The scholarship in a nutshell
Applicant: must have a Master’s degree
Nationality: restricted, please see Who can apply? (below)
Field: all disciplines
Purpose: work on a doctoral thesis or a research visit in Finland
Application deadline: once a year, different dates for different countries
Application submitted to: authorities in the applicant’s country of residence
Grant: 1,500 euros/month, payable to the applicant in full
Scholarship duration: 3–9 months
These scholarships are based on bilateral agreements between Finland and other countries. To apply for these, you need to be a national of one of the below countries:
- Republic of Korea
To apply for the scholarship, you also need to meet the following criteria:
- You have been pre-approved to carry out research relating to a doctoral level thesis or been invited as a doctoral student in a Finnish university or a public research centre.
- You have a letter of invitation from a supervisor in a Finnish university or a research centre, stating that this host is committed to working with you.
- You have not already studied or worked in a Finnish university for more than a year immediately before the planned start of the scholarship period.
- You can demonstrate your proficiency in English with an official language test (IELTS, TOEFL) and can attach a certificate for this in your application form. Alternatively, it is confirmed in the invitation letter from the university that they regard your language skills sufficient for research and studies in a university in Finland