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EDUFI Fellowships Programme 2019 Study in Finland

EDUFI Fellowships Programme 2019 Study in Finland

The Finnish National Agency for Education, 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.

The EDUFI Fellowships programme is open for candidates of all foreign nationalities. However, when decisions on scholarship are made, the emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil, and North America. The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months.

NB: the EDUFI Fellowship is a start-up grant rather than a full degree scholarship, so if you, for example, receive an EDUFI Fellowship for 12 months, after that period you should seek other sources for funding for the remaining period of your studies/research. If you are already residing in Finland, please note that the Doctoral students/researchers for whom the Finnish universities can apply for an EDUFI Fellowship should not have resided in Finland for more than one (1) year prior to submitting an EDUFI Fellowship application.

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  • Country: Finland
  • Financial coverage: Partially Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Anyone Can Apply
  • Deadline: May 12, 2023
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Two copies of the application with the required attachments must be sent to the following address: Finnish National Education Agency (EDUFI), P.O. Box 380, 00531 Helsinki. Please mark the envelope with “EDUFI Fellowships”.

    The following attachments are required:

    • Motivation of the applicant: do not take more than one page to present the motivation of the proposed cooperation, its importance for the host institution, the background of the cooperation and a brief description of the research environment. It should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project and its possible financial support to the fellow, especially if their application is less than 1,500 euros per month. A preliminary plan for the subsequent financing of the proposed research will be required in case the application is submitted to start a doctoral thesis in Finland (or to continue a doctoral thesis in its early stages).
    • The full CV of the candidate for the scholarship, which must include, for example, any previous visit to Finland, qualifications (a master’s degree is a minimum requirement) and publications.
    • Research plan (from 3 to 5 pages, including an introduction, objectives, work plan / work methods, expected results and their potential applicants, as well as the most relevant references.) If the proposal is part of a larger project, the function of the candidate must be described in the research plan).
    • A detailed set of guidelines is provided for an EDUFI scholarship application (in English) along with the downloadable application form on the website.
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    Benefits :

    • The grant is 1,500 euros / month.
    • The grant is personal and is intended to cover the subsistence expenses of the scholar in Finland.

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    Application Process:

    The prerequisite to apply is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university. It is also recommended to visit the websites of the Finnish universities to obtain detailed information about the doctoral level study and the research options offered by the universities.
    If a Finnish university is willing to receive it, then the department of the Finnish university that so wishes can apply for the EDUFI Scholarship on their behalf. That is, only the host Finnish university can act as “applicant” in the EDUFI scholarship program.

    The EDUFI fellowship application form can be downloaded from the website.
    There are no annual application deadlines in the EDUFI scholarship program.
    The requests can be considered at all times. However, applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the planned scholarship period. Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receiving the request.

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