A scholarship is an award of financial aid given to a student for the purpose of furthering the student’s education. Scholarships are usually awarded based on criteria’s such as academic performance, diversity, field of study, country of origin or any other purposes deemed necessary by the donor or founder of the award.
Many universities have introduced scholarship programs for incoming international students who are required to pay tuition fees.
A number of governmental and non-governmental bodies, including educational charities, provide financial assistance to a range of students seeking education abroad. You can also approach commercial and industrial companies in the fields related to your specialization.
There might be scholarships, grants and student loans provided by your local government as well. Inquire about the different options from the Ministry of Education in your own country.
The competition for scholarships are often hard as there is a limited number of awards, however, it is always worthwhile applying for the ones relevant to you. You should begin your research early on as some scholarships require you to apply a year before your courses starts.
Although the competition for a scholarship might be hard, a couple of days of work can potentially generate a significant reduction in your tuition fee. Many students often think they don’t have a chance, thus the scholarship recipients are usually students who were willing to put the time and effort in the application.
Most universities in Finland have a scholarship program that covers tuition fees for up to 50%. Below are listed Edunation’s partner universities that offer scholarships. Find more information about the amount of the scholarship and the requirements under each university.
Apart from university scholarships, there are also other private and government scholarships offered for international students. Here we have listed a few.
- You can apply for an Erasmus scholarship through the Erasmus Mundus for full degree studies. However, the number of scholarships and the universities they offer it for is limited. At the moment, Lappeenranta University of Technology is the only Edunation partner university taking part in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. More information about the scholarship can be found here.
educations.com is offering a scholarship of up to 5000 EUR to study a master’s degree at a university in Europe. The scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2020 semester and is open to students of any nationality. Their ideal candidate is someone who is globally-minded and motivated to make positive change in the world. Learn more and apply on the educations.com website.
Edunation also offers its own scholarship for international students interested in studying at one of our partner universities in Finland.
If you know good scholarship programs, feel free to suggest it to us!