Hakijatapahtuma - Applicant Event Webinar

Online

Join the webinar learn about graduate study and research opportunities in the U.S., and what to consider when selecting suitable universities to match with your own professional goals. During the event you will also learn about Fulbright Finland grant programs and how they can help you accomplish your plans for the U.S.

The event is for everyone interested in master's or doctoral studies or research visits in the U.S.

You can watch a recording of the webinar here:

 

Program

14:50 Opening the Webinar Platform for the Participants

15:00 What’s the Fulbright Program About?

  • The goals of the program and role of Fulbright grantees
  • Why should I apply?

Saara Martikainen, Program Assistant, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Heidi Tiainen, Program and Events Assistant, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Martina Castrén, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2018-19

Tuomas Lihr, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Award 2018-19
Antti Toivanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21

15:25 Introduction to Master’s and Doctoral Studies in the U.S. and Fulbright Finland Grant Programs for Graduate Studies and Research

  • Overview of graduate studies in the U.S. and important pointers
  • Overview of the Fulbright Finland grant programs available for graduate studies
  • Alumni recommendations and tips for applying

Saara Martikainen, Program Assistant, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Martina Castrén, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2018-19

Tuomas Lihr, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Award 2018-19
Antti Toivanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21

16:00 Introduction and Tips for the U.S. Graduate School Application Process

  • Required Documents
  • TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT tests
  • Applying for U.S. university funding


Heidi Tiainen, Program and Events Assistant, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Martina Castrén, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2018-19

Tuomas Lihr, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Award 2018-19
Antti Toivanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21

16:30 Break

16:45 Panel Discussion: U.S. Professors’ Insights on Graduate Admission and Visiting Scholar Placement - Tips for Finnish Candidates

Graduate Admission

  • What to consider when choosing a Master’s or Doctoral program in the U.S.?
  • What makes a right match?
  • Tuition & fees and U.S. graduate study funding
  • Tips from U.S. Professors
  • Commenting on important current trends

Doctoral Research Visits

  • What should you consider when selecting research advisor & institution and arranging the research visit?
  • Tips for approaching a potential host
  • What does the visiting scholar position entail in a U.S. institution?
  • How to get most out of the research visit and make it successful?
  • Visiting scholar and funding
  • Administrative requirements or application process

Facilitator: Leasa Weimer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives, Fulbright Finland Foundation

Panelists:
Paul Berger, Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies 2020-22, Ohio State University
Benjamin Lear, Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award 2019-20, Pennsylvania State University
Liesl Yamaguchi, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award 2020-21, Boston College

17:30 Q&A

17:45 Event Ends