Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
The University currently offers, for example, the following International Master’s Degree Programs:
- Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry
- Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies
- Bayesian Statistics and Decision Analysis
- Economy, State and Society
- Forestry and Environmental Engineering
- Forest Sciences and Business
- Plant Production Science
- Space Sciences
The Fulbright Center works with the University of Helsinki to offer an award for a student admitted to one of the University’s International Master’s Degree Programs.
The University of Helsinki is the leading research university in Finland and consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in Europe. The University offers a multi-disciplinary and international study environment and the services and infrastructure, including libraries, laboratories and computer environments, are world-class.
The University offers several International Master’s Degree Programs taught in English. Some of the programs are provided jointly by the University of Helsinki and other Finnish or foreign universities. Students in these two-year programs will find themselves in a truly international learning environment with a mixture of students from Finland and across the globe. More information is available at www.helsinki.fi/internationalprogrammes/. Additional information on the university can be found at www.helsinki.fi/university/.
The Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award is available for one academic year (9 months). The award is 1 000 euros per month. Grantees also receive a travel award of 1 600 dollars and an accident and sickness insurance for the grant period.
In addition the grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in an introductory course on Finnish language, culture and society organized by the University of Turku Summer School or another university pre-approved by the Fulbright Center.
There are currently no set tuition fees for degree students in universities in Finland, since education is subsidized by the State through the Ministry of Education. At the University of Helsinki this applies also to the international degree students as well as exchange and visiting non-degree students. Updated information on costs is available at www.helsinki.fi/studying/fees_and_costs.shtml.
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award is targeted at applicants who are going to complete a full Master’s Degree Program at the University of Helsinki
The Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award has a dual application procedure: The Fulbright grant competition and admission to the university.
The Fulbright grant competition
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered on the U.S. side by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The 2014-2015 Fulbright Competition opened in the United States in May, 2013 and the deadline for online applications is October, 2013. Application information and instructions are available at www.fulbrightonline.org.
Admission to the University of Helsinki
Applicants need to apply for admission to the University of Helsinki. The application period to the university and its International Master’s Degree Programs for the usually begins in November. For detailed information, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/admissions/ . Please consult the affiliation letter instructions and submission deadline on the Grants for Students Affiliation section.
Ms. Karoliina Kokko, Program Manager
E-mail: office(a)fulbright.fi or firstname.lastname(a)fulbright.fi
|The University of Helsinki
International Admissions Services
PO Box 3 (Fabianinkatu 33)
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 (0)9 191 24140
|Institute of International Education (IIE)
Senior Program Manager