Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award

The Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award offers American scholars the opportunity to conduct research at the Tampere University of Technology for a period of 3-12 months.

Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award

The application period for the academic year 2018-19 begins February 8, 2017, and ends August 1, 2017.

Fulbright Finland encourages potential applicants to contact the office directly with any questions.


  • Invitation letters
  • Preparing for a Fulbright scholar's visit


Any field represented at Tampere University of Technology.


The leading-edge fields of research at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) are Digital operating environment, Energy- and eco-efficiency, Health technology and Light-based technologies.

TUT maintains close ties with leading universities and institutions in Finland and abroad. Successful partnerships between research groups are based on projects of mutual interest. Our researchers are actively involved in internationally funded projects. A total of 78 FP7 and 12 Horizon 2020 projects are underway at the University in 2015. The strength of our international network is also evidenced by the steady increase in publishing output. Three research groups at TUT hold Centre of Excellence status granted by the Academy of Finland. 


Description of Activity

The grantee will undertake research and, to a lesser extent, teaching at graduate level at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The grant is awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months. The academic year runs from August through May. The language of instruction for the scholar is English. English is widely spoken in academic circles and in the country as a whole.

Ever since its establishment in 1965, TUT’s distinguishing feature has been close collaboration with industry and business life. In addition to applied research, extensive fundamental research that meets high international standards has evolved at TUT in several fields. TUT has made persistent efforts to promote internationalization and has become Finland’s most international university of technology in terms of student and researcher mobility.


Tampere University of Technology, Tampere

Tampere University of Technology has a staff of 1700 professionals and a student population of 8300 undergraduates and postgraduates. TUT employs 215 non-nationals and hosts close to a thousand international students. Internationality is an inherent part of all the University’s activities. Around 1,700 foreign nationals from more than 60 countries work or pursue studies at TUT.

The University offers 13 degree programs and eight international master’s degree programs. Now, Tampere University of Technology also offers Finland’s first University-level Bachelor’s programme taught in English in the field of technology. With the choice of major subjects among Mathematics, Physics, and Information and Communications Technology, the programme offers a strong multi-disciplinary basis in science and engineering.


Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries.

Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. In 2010, the City of Tampere came first in an image survey comparing the largest cities in Finland. It was also the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving. Tampere is home to more than 210,000 people. The Greater Tampere Area, which comprises Tampere and its neighboring municipalities, has a population of almost half a million.

Find more information at Visit Tampere.


The Fulbright – Tampere University of Technology of Scholar Award is available for lecturing and research visits of 3-12 months. It includes a monthly award of 4,500 euros, free housing, and round-trip travel. In addition, the grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in a Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses on Finnish language, culture and society, pending availability of suitable programs. Additionally, the Fulbright - TUT Scholar Award grantee will receive the full support services provided by Fulbright Finland for all Fulbright grantees in Finland.

The grant is funded in co-operation by the Tampere University of Technology, and Fulbright Finland, the Finnish Fulbright Commission. The Fulbright – Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award is a special grant within the Fulbright U.S. Core Scholar Program administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).


Applications are submitted through CIES. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) pre-screens the applications in the U.S. and forwards the recommended applications to the Fulbright Finland for final selection. Instructions and application materials are available from the CIES at www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards.

Please note that you have to make yourself a "My Fulbright" profile in order to access the program details and the Catalog of Awards.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards: https://awards.cies.org/

Assistance and Additional Information

NOTE: July is traditionally a summer vacation month in Finland and responses to inquiries be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application.

Fulbright Finland

Hakaniemenranta 6
FI-00530 Helsinki
tel: +358 44 5535 286

Please let us know if we can provide any further information about this grant in particular or about the Finnish-American Fulbright program in general.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology encourages applicants to contact the university staff beforehand.

Ms. Minna Haka-Risku
Head of International Relations
Tampere University of Technology
PO Box 1001, FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
Tel: +358 40 849 0483

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Ms. Jennifer Bhiro
Program Officer, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
tel. +1.202.686.4006

1400 K Street, NW, Ste 700
Washington DC 20005, United States


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