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The University of Helsinki is pleased to announce its full-tuition waiver programme for qualifying international scholarship enrolling for the 2023/2024 academic session.
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The University of Helsinki International Scholarship is open to prospective candidates to get a full fee waiver to study in Finland.

The University of Helsinki is pleased to announce its full-tuition waiver programme for qualifying international scholarship enrolling for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki. The duration of the scholarship is two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full-time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked, and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

Eligibility criteria

Interested applicants are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria for Full Tuition University of Helsinki International Scholarship in Finland

  • Applicants must be international students.
  • Applicants are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.
  • Applicants are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website as to whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.
  • Applicants must have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.


  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Student Union (HYY) membership fee including
  • Free or highly affordable health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
  • Student meal discounts in Unicafe restaurants
  • Reductions in public transport
  • Unisport services at low prices.
  • The University of Helsinki offers all scholarship winners the option to take part in the University of Helsinki Student Ambassador Programme.

Selection criteria

The scholarships for new students will be awarded on the basis of academic overall assessment: Previous academic performance and possible letters of motivation, in addition to which the grounds presented by applicants in their grant applications will be taken into consideration.

You may receive a scholarship only in a category you have applied for, but you can apply for more than one scholarship category.

The Master’s programme conducts an academic assessment of your degree application and your scholarship application.
The Master’s programme makes a proposal to the Scholarship Committee concerning the scholarship application.
The Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on the scholarship.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an official acceptance letter with the information about your scholarship status.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications can be completed through the official website.

Find the Master’s programme you want to apply to through the Master’s programmes page
See the instructions on how to apply to the Master’s programme and prepare the necessary attachments.
Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master’s programme.
Submit all the required attachments.

Application deadline is June 30, 2023.

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