Overview of financial support options in Finland

Country: Finland


Financing your Studies in Finland

Look out for financial help in Finland
In contrast to other European countries, Finland has an unusual practice of not charging tuition for anyone, even non-EU students, but instead leaving meals, housing, and other living costs up to the student. A system of loans exists to assist any students who might have trouble paying these fees.

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Funding for your studies in Finland

Rector Ilkka Niiniluoto Fund Scholarship1000€ / once
Finnish Foundation for the Support of Strategic Research (STRATU) STRATU Grantsns / ns
Anu Kirra Fund (University of Tampere) Scholarship (for sick students)10000€ / ns
City Councillor Uljas Mäkelä Foundation City Councillor Uljas Mäkelä Foundation Scholarshipns / ns
Finnish Society of Biology Vanamo ry Scholarship1300€ / ns
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Funding for studying a year / a semester abroad

Law Fund, University of Helsinki Scholarship5000€ / once
Old Student House Foundation (VYTS) Scholarship1000€ / once
University of Helsinki Alumni Fund Taita Research Station Scholarships1000€ / once
Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Fund Scholarshipns / ns
Retinitis-Society /rehabilitation Fund Scholarshipns / ns
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Financing Tips

The 10 Biggest Misconceptions about Scholarships

Change your view on scholarships
Only one in eight secondary school graduates with good grades apply for scholarships. This is because many have misconceptions about getting funding. Here are some of the common misconceptions.

Applying for Funding

The Group Discussion

Don't get nervous in group discussions
The application process for some applications includes a group discussion. The group discussion is a standard task that is aimed at assessing the behavior of applicants in group situations. Interviewers are able to directly compare candidates. In this article you will find tips on how to successfully take part in a group discussion so that you make a good impression and avoid the traps.