The EDUFI Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
The primary target group in the EDUFI Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
HOW TO APPLY
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 (applicants will 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.
If a Finnish university is willing to host an applicant, then the Finnish university department wishing to host the applicant can apply for the EDUFI Fellowship on their behalf. That is, only the hosting Finnish university can act as an ‘applicant’ in the EDUFI Fellowship programme.
The application form for the EDUFI Fellowship can be downloaded below. Additionally, the following attachments are required for a EDUFI Fellowship application:
- A motivation letter from the applicant (the hosting university), max 1 page
- Complete CV of the scholarship candidate
- Research plan (3-5 pages)
Two printed and signed copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to the following address: Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), PO Box 380, 00531 Helsinki. Please mark the envelope with “EDUFI Fellowships”.
WHEN TO APPLY
There are no annual application deadlines in the EDUFI Fellowship programme. 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.
Download the EDUFI Fellowship application form and instructions.
For more information about the EDUFI Fellowships programme, please click here.