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Completing a Full Graduate Degree Program In Finland (Degree Student)

Graduate Degree Program

If you wish to enroll in a full graduate degree program in Finland (Master's or Doctoral), you must independently apply for admission to the university. Find out the university application procedure and deadlines on the university's website or by contacting directly the program coordinator or the university international office.

Please pass on the Information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program handout to your university contact person when beginning to arrange an affiliation.

Letter of affiliation instructions

  1. Submit the university application as early as allowed by the university application schedule.
  2. If you have already received a university admission letter by the Fulbright deadline, attach it with your Fulbright application. If you don't have the university admission letter by the Fulbright application deadline due to the university application schedule, explain this situation and the university application schedule clearly in your Fulbright application and submit the university application as soon as the university application period opens. 
  3. When you have submitted your university application, please submit a verification of the submission in PDF format to the Fulbright Finland Foundation using this Dropbox link. You can request a statement from the university which verifies that you have submitted the application or if you received an automated message from the application system about successfully submitting the application, you can send this message to the Fulbright Finland Foundation instead. 

Student benefits

Student benefits for Bachelor’s and Master’s level students include usually considerable discounts on buses, trains and campus cafeterias. If you are registered as a doctoral student in a Finnish university, your student benefits will be very limited. Check with your host university international office your rights for different benefits before your arrival to Finland.