2017-2018 Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Programme in Finland


2017-2018 Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Programme in Finland , and applications are submitted till mid-February. Applications are invited for Finnish Government Scholarship Pool to undertake 3-9 months for doctoral level studies and research at Finnish Universities or Public Research Institutes. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarship cannot be applied for Master’s level studies or postdoctoral studies/research. The scholarships include a monthly allowance of EUR 1500. Applications should be made to the appropriate authority in the applicant’s country. The annual deadline set by CIMO for the nomination of scholarship candidates by the national authorities is in mid-February. Full details

Funded By: Finnish Government

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015-2016 Finnish Government Scholarship is targeted for the students of Australia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Republic of Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Known

‣ Scholarship Duration: The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme can be applied for a study/

‣ Scholarship covers: The  2016-2017 Finnish Government Scholarship includes a monthly allowance of EUR 1500. The allowance is sufficient for one person only. Expenses due to travel, international or in Finland, are not covered by CIMO. Scholarship recipients are recommended to make arrangements for sufficient insurance coverage for their stay in Finland. Please see the section ‘Before your arrival’ for information on the practicalities of coming to Finland as an international student/researcher.

the academic year that you’ve applied the scholarship for.

‣ Scholarship covers: The scholarship includes:

  • a monthly allowance of EUR 1500. The allowance is sufficient for one person only.

Expenses due to travel, international or in Finland, are not covered by the programme. Scholarship recipients are recommended to make arrangements for sufficient insurance coverage for their stay in Finland. Please see the section 'Practical matters' for information on the practicalities of coming to Finland as an international student/researcher.

Description

The list of selected candidates 2016-2017 can be found at the end of this page.

NB: CIMO and the Finnish National Board of Education have merged 1st Jan 2017 to form the Finnish National Agency for Education. While CIMO does not any more exist as a separate organisation, the scholarship programmes in this section still bear the name CIMO, at least for the time being.

The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities or public research institutes. 

The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarship cannot be applied for Master's level studies or post-Doctoral studies/research

Eligibility

To be eligible for 2015-2016 Finnish Government Scholarship, the applicant must:


‣ have established contact with the Finnish receiving institution before applying (see section ‘Doctoral Admissions’);

‣ have a letter of invitation from the academic supervisor in Finland; the invitation should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project
;

‣ have earned a Master’s-level degree before applying
-intend to pursue post;

‣ Master’s level studies as a visiting student, participate in a research project or teach at a university or public research institute in Finland;

‣ priority will be given to doctoral studies
-not have spent already more than one year at a Finnish higher education institution immediately before the intended scholarship period in Finland;

‣ 
 be able to give proof of sufficient skills in speaking and writing the language needed in study/research*


‣ be a national of one of the eligible countries listed below
(*) this means that the application must include some proof of the applicant’s language skills – CIMO does not require you to take an IELTS or TOEFL test, but if you have such official proof of your English skills that can of course be enclosed in the application.

‣ Usually however it is enough if, for example, the letter of invitation from the hosting Finnish university states that your language skills have been deemed sufficient by the Finnish university.

Notification for 2015-2016 Finnish Government Scholarship

‣ CIMO will inform both successful and unsuccessful candidates of the results by June annually.

‣ If you are among the scholarship candidates selected by the appropriate contact authorities in your home country (in other words, if your scholarship application has been forwarded to CIMO) but you have not for some reason received a decision letter from CIMOby mid-June, please contact the CIMO.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool funding should be made to the appropriate authority in the applicant's country. For information on the appropriate authority in your country, please see the listing of countries and authorities to contact.

  • the announcements for the opening of the annual application round are sent out from the Finnish National Agency for Education at the end of September annually.
  • applicants may then contact the scholarship authorities in their home country for information on the national deadline for submitting the application documents. Make sure you meet the national deadline in your home country, as that is the deadline by which you should submit your application to the national contact authorities.
  • the annual deadline set by the Finnish National Agency for Education for the nomination of scholarship candidates by the national contact authorities is in mid-February (in 2017: 15th February)

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES AND SCHOLARSHIP DECISIONS

The scholarship authorities in each country are invited to present applications for up to 10 candidates for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool to the Finnish National Agency for Education, where the final selection of successful candidates is made. The Finnish National Agency for Education will inform both successful and unsuccessful candidates of the results by June annually.

If you are among the scholarship candidates selected by the appropriate contact authorities in your home country (in other words, if your scholarship application has been forwarded to the Finnish National Agency for Education) but you have not for some reason received a decision letter from the Finnish National Agency for Education by mid-June, please contact us.

APPLICATION FORM & THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Applicants from USA: please refer to the instructions & application form on the Fulbright Online website.

Applicants from other participating countries: you can download the 2017-2018 application form using the below link.

Finnish Government Scholarship Pool application form 2017-2018

Please save the application form on your own computer before completing it. The form should be typed throughout. To move between different fields, use the “Tab” key. Relevant boxes can be ticked by using the “Space” key or the left-hand mouse button. After completing the form, please print and sign it.

If needed, the application form can also be obtained from the national scholarship authorities or directly from the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Documents required for an application:

  • a completed and signed application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of latest diplomas*
  • two letters of recommendation
  • study/research plan (2-5 pages, including a statement of motivation, goals, work plan, work method, expected results)
  • invitation/expression of interest and motivation for cooperation from the hosting academic supervisor in Finland
  • language certificate (Finnish, Swedish or English) or other indication of sufficient language skills - please see above, in the section 'Eligibility criteria'

*) copies of original diplomas accompanied with translations into English, Finnish or Swedish - if the original certificates are not in these languages. Preferably official translations. Please do not send in any originals as the Finnish National Agency for Education will not return any application documents. 

SEE ALSO...

Please also carefully read the general information section regarding CIMO scholarships.

LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES 2016-2017

You can find the list of selected candidates for 2016-2017 in this pdf file. Congratulations to all new scholarship holders!

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: The annual deadline set by CIMO for the nomination of scholarship candidates by the national authorities is in mid-February (2015: 16 February).

Application Form

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2017-2018 Finnish Government Scholarship



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