Scholarships for MSc studies

Plan your financing

As an international student it is important to concider how to finance your studies in Finland.  You are required to cover your everyday living expences like food, accommodation, travel, insurance, etc. For your everyday living expenses, we recommend that you reserve at least 700-900 euros per month.

Part-time work is allowed for students of all nationalities, but part-time work may not be easy to find especially if you do not know Finnish or Swedish. That's why you should not base your financial plans solely on the option of finding part-time employment. Also keep in mind that earnings from possible part-time work may not in themselves be sufficient to cover all your expenses. If you need a recidence permit to study in Finland, then you need to show that you enought resourses to live in Finland for one year. Plans to cover your staying by working in Finland are not acceptable, there is a recidence permit for working for that!

Scholarships for Master’s studies

The Faculty of Health Sciences does not allow scholarships for living expences for MSc students, and thus you need to find a scholarship elsewere. There are numerous different international scholarship portals on the Internet - for example, for information on scholarships available for studies and research in the European countries, you might wish to visit the Studyportals for Scholarships site.

You might wish to check if you would be eligible to apply for some study abroad scholarships in your home country, and from international organisations and foundations. For information on these, please turn to the educational advisers and authorities in your home country.

Some domestic scholarship options:

USA: Fulbright
Chile: CONICYT
Colombia: Colfuturo
Indonesia: LPDP(Lembaga Pengelolaan Dana Pendidikan)
Kazakhstan: Bolashak International Scholarship
Korea: Governmental Scholarships for masters and Phd Students, 국비유학
Mexico: Conacyt
Pakistan: Higher Education Commission
Russia: Global Education Program