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EDUFI Fellowship: Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), Finland

EDUFI Fellowship: Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), Finland


EDUFI awards grants for international Doctoral and postgraduate students to carry out studies and research and teach in Finnish-selected universities. 

Scholarships are primarily aimed at those Doctoral level scholars who will be conducting Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university. However, visiting Doctoral students and researchers doing their Doctorate at any foreign university are also eligible to apply, given that the motivation letter of the hosting department poses excellent grounds for such a request. 

The scholarship program seeks to increase the mobility of young researchers to Finland, support the internationalization of research and teaching, and foster collaborations between Finland and foreign universities. 


  1. Level of Scholarships: For foreign Doctoral level students and young researchers
  2. Postdoctoral research candidates will not be considered. 
  3. The applicant should have only one application processed at a time. 
  4. Submissions can only be made by Finnish university department representatives willing to host overseas candidates and commit to shared goals with them.

Fellowship Details

The grant is 1,900 euro/month. The budget is personal and is intended to cover the subsistence costs of the scholarship holder in Finland. Additional support for accommodation will not be paid, nor will EDUFI pay travel or visa/residence permit expenses. Trips abroad to collect research materials cannot be included in the scholarship period.

Duration of the scholarship period: 

  1. The allowance period may last from - a). A doctoral thesis is completed in a Finnish university or if completing a double degree in Finland: 3 to 12 months; b). Postgraduate students working on a doctoral thesis in a university outside Finland: 3-6 months for a study visit. 
  2. The period may be extended only in exceptional cases. 
  3. The grant can be split over several periods. However, visits shorter than three months will not be funded.
  4. Disbursement: The fellowship will be awarded to the university department and will be paid candidate as a personal grant. 

How to Apply

Complete applications should be submitted only in the prescribed format (the attached application form is in the link below), filled in electronically, printed, and signed. The application can be made in Finnish, English, or Swedish.


This is a rolling advertisement. Applications should be submitted at least five months before the anticipated fellowship period. Selection will be made within three months after receipt of the application (approximately).

Please post the signed form and annexes via e-mail to: Also, mention “EDUFI Fellowship” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Required Documents

The required attachments should be sent as part of the complete application:

  1. Applicant’s motivation: A letter of motivation for the proposed cooperation, significance to the host institution, background knowledge for the collaboration, and a short description of the research environment should be written on one page. 
  2. Complete the CV candidate, which should include any previous visits to Finland, qualifications (a Master’s degree is a minimum requirement), publications, etc.
  3. Research plan (3 to 5 pages) includes an introduction, objectives, work plan/methods, expected results and their possible applications, and most relevant references.

Quick Overview

Type: PhD , Masters
Location: Finland
Fellowship Amount: 1,900 euro/month
Eligibility: Masters, PhD
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