Scholarship Description:

Finnish government PhD scholarships in Finland, 2020 has been announced for students of high academic ability for 2020-21 entry. Students of

  • Australia,
  • China,
  • Cuba,
  • Egypt,
  • Israel,
  • Japan,
  • Mexico,
  • Mongolia,
  • Namibia,
  • Peru,
  • Uruguay,
  • Republic of Korea,
  • Turkey,
  • Ukraine
  • USA

are eligible to apply for these endowments to undertake 3-9 months for doctoral-level studies and research.

Finnish government PhD scholarships


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The purpose of the Finnish educational policy is quality, efficiency, equality, and internationalization.

The Finnish education system was ranked best in the world in 2012 (the Learning Curve, Pearsons). The Finnish educational system offers equal opportunities of education for all, irrespective of matters of residency, sex, economic situation or linguistic and cultural background.

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Course Level:

  • The international scholarships are available for PhD studies and research at Finnish Universities or Public Research Institutes.

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Study Subject:

  • The international scholarships are awarded in all academic fields.

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Eligibility criteria: 

To apply for the government scholarship for foreign studies, applicant must 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 program 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.

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How to Apply:

  • Applicants have to fill the application form and submit the  required documents for an application:
  • A completed and signed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of latest diplomas
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Study/research plan (2-5 pages, including a statement of motivation, goals, work plan, work method, expected results)
  • Invitation/expression of interest and motivation for cooperation from the hosting academic supervisor in Finland
  • Candidates must have earned a masters level degree before applying.
  • CIMO does not require you to take an IELTS or TOEFL test, but if you have such official proof of your English skills that can, of course, be enclosed in the application. Usually, however, it is enough if, for example, the letter of invitation from the hosting Finnish university states that your language skills have been deemed sufficient by the Finnish university.

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Scholarships Benefits:

For 3 to 9 months It is

  • 1,500 euros/month (paid to the applicant in full) which is enough to cover the living costs of one person in Finland.

Application Deadline:

  •  Varies according to the different country.

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