The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool 2020

Publish Date: Jan 13, 2020

Deadline: Feb 15, 2020


The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

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

Who can apply?

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.

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:


Embassy of Finland website
Ms Katri Doup
12 Darwin Avenue 
Tel.: 02 6273 3800
E-mail: sanomat.can(at)


China Scholarship Council website

1. Xinran LI (Mr)
Project Officer for Nordic Affairs
Division of European Affairs
China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Level 13, Building A3
No. 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue
Beijing 100044, P.R. China
Tel: 86-10-66093963
Fax: 86-10-66093929

2.Ye YANG (Ms)
Project Officer
Division of European Affairs
China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Level 13, Building A3
No. 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue
Beijing 100044, P.R. China
Tel: 86-10-66093574
Fax: 86-10-66093929


Ministry for Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation
Head of Division, Mrs. Dagmar González
Ave. 1ra. esquina 18 Miramar
Plaza de la Revolución, Habana City 
Tel. +537 202 64 44
Fax: +537 204 69 54 / 204 31 83
E-Mail: dagmar(at) 

Ministry of Higher Education
Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector
Director of the General Missions Dept., Ministry of Higher Education, Mr. Hisham Mohamed Mostafa 
Email: mohemission(at)
General Missions Dept tel. 27949107
Mohamed Afify mob. 01112686700
Fax Number: 02 - 27942327
Address: Tahrir Complex Building, 7th floor, Tahrir, Cairo


Scholarship sector 
Cultural and Scientific Agreements Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
9 Rabin Ave.
P.O. Box 3013
Jerusalem 91035
E-mail: Scholarship(at)


The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Information Centre for International Education 
2-2-1, Aomi, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-8630
Tel. +81 3 5520 6111
Fax. +81 03 5520 6121


Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
La Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID)
Centro de Promoción y Difusión de Becas
Av. Juárez No. 20, Planta Baja, 
Col. Centro,
C.P. 06010, Ciudad de México
Tel. +52 55 3686 5274, +52 55 3686 5275 or +52 55 3686 5276
E-mail: infobecas(at)


Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports
14200 Baga toiruu 44
Zasgiin gazriin III bair
Sukhbaatar duureg
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel. (976-11) 26-24-80
Fax: (976-11) 32-31-58
E-mail: mecs(at)


Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF)
P.O.Box 23053
Tel. 264 61 434 6061
Fax: 264 61 233940
Enquiries: Ms. Rauha Mosimane, Rauha.Mosimane (at)

                   Mr. Ebben Ngulu, Ebben.Ngulu (at)


Embassy of Finland website

Embajada de Finlandia
Jimenez Garcia David
La Calle Santa Maria 120
San Isidro, Lima

Tel.: 01 222 4466
E-mail: david.jimenezgarcia (at)

Republic of Korea

National Institute for International Education, Overseas Study Support Division

Education Supervisor, Seonghyeon Mun 
191 jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 13557, Rep of Korea 
Tel. +82 2 3668 1382 
E-mail: niied1382(at)

Team Director, BoKyung Kim
191 jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 13557, Rep of Korea 
Tel. +82 2 3668 1366 
E-mail: july07(at)


Ministry of National Education (MEB)
General Directorate for European Union and Foreign Relations MEB Beşevler Kampüsü C Blok
E-mail: abdigm_uab(at)


Embassy of Finland website
vul. Strileletska 14
01901 Kyiv
Tel. :+380 44 278 7551 / 278 7049
Fax: +380 44 278 2032
E-mail: info(at)


Mailing address for applications:
The Finnish National Agency for Education /
Ms. Päivi Jokinen
P.O. Box 380, 
FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland

You can also contact ANII for information about scholarships:

National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII)
Ms. Verónica Suárez
Cooperation Unit
E-mail: cooperacion(at)
Phone: (+598) 2 600 44 11


Please refer to the Fulbright Online website for details & the application form!

Size of the grant and duration

The scholarship grant can be awarded for 3 to 9 months. It is 1,500 euros/month and is paid to the applicant in full. It is enough to cover the living costs of only one person in Finland.

The scholarship period cannot be extended, so any additional funding needed must be acquired from other sources.

Travel expenses to Finland and within Finland will not be covered. The scholarship holder must also pay for the insurance and visa costs themselves.

The scholarship of the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is tax-free because the amount does not exceed the tax-free grant amounts allowed in Finland. If you have been awarded other grants or have other income at the same time, this may exceed the tax-free limit.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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