Do you dream of studying in Finland, a Nordic country with a high quality of life, a strong innovation culture, and stunning natural beauty? Do you want to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a diverse, dynamic university offering cutting-edge research and education in various fields? If yes, you should consider applying for the University of Oulu International Scholarships in 2024.
The University of Oulu International Scholarships is aimed at talented and motivated non-EU/EEA students who want to study in one of the eight international bachelor’s or 21 international master’s programs at the University of Oulu. The scholarships partially or fully cover the tuition fees and include a relocation grant of 5,000 euros. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and potential and are renewable for the second year of study if the student meets the educational requirements.
The scholarship provider is the University of Oulu, a multidisciplinary and international university in Oulu, Finland. The University of Oulu was founded in 1958 and has about 13,000 students and 3,000 staff members. The University of Oulu is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and among the top 200 universities in Europe by the QS World University Rankings. The University of Oulu has four focus areas of research and education: 1) creating sustainability through materials and systems, 2) molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health, 3) digital solutions in sensing and interactions, and 4) understanding humans in change.
The eligible applicants are non-EU/EEA students who apply for one of the international bachelor’s or master’s programs at the University of Oulu. The applicants must have a high level of English proficiency, as evidenced by a TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent test score. The applicants must also have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification for master’s programs or an upper secondary or equivalent qualification for bachelor’s programs. The applicants must have a solid academic record and potential, as shown by their transcripts and other supporting documents.
The host country is Finland, a Nordic country in Northern Europe with a population of about 5.5 million. Finland is known for its high standard of living, social welfare, education, and innovation. Finland is also famous for its natural attractions, such as lakes, forests, islands, and the Northern Lights. Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, and is a member of the European Union, the Eurozone, the Schengen Area, and the Nordic Council.
The scholarship worth depends on the program in question. The scholarships partially or fully cover the tuition fees and include a relocation grant of 5,000 euros. The tuition fees range from 10,000 to 13,000 euros per academic year for master’s programs and from 6,000 to 8,000 euros per year for bachelor’s programs. The scholarships are renewable for the second year of study if the student meets the educational requirements.
Level and Field of Study
The level of study is a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and the field of study is one of the eight international bachelor’s or 21 international master’s programs offered by the University of Oulu. The programs cover various disciplines, such as architecture, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, business analytics, computer science and engineering, digitalization, economics, education, electronics, environmental engineering, epidemiology, finance, international business management, learning, and more. The programs are taught in English and have a duration of two years for master’s programs and three or five years for bachelor’s programs.
How to Apply
The application process consists of two steps: first, the applicants have to fill out an online application form and upload the required documents, such as a motivation letter, a CV, a portfolio of work, academic transcripts, and proof of English proficiency. Second, the applicants must pay an application fee of 100 euros and submit their application by the deadline. The University of Oulu International Scholarships application period is January 3 – January 17, 2024 (15:00/3 pm, GMT +2).
Countries that can Apply
The countries that can apply are the non-EU/EEA countries, which are not members of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or Switzerland. These countries include, but are not limited to, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- The applicants must be non-EU/EEA students who apply for one of the international bachelor’s or master’s programmes at the University of Oulu.
- The applicants must have a high level of English proficiency, as evidenced by a TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent test score.
- The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification for master’s programmes, or an upper secondary degree or equivalent qualification for bachelor’s programmes.
- The applicants must have a strong academic record and potential, as shown by their transcripts and other supporting documents.
- The applicants must have a clear and realistic study plan and career goals, as demonstrated by their motivation letter and their CV.
Applications open on 3 January 2024.
There is no separate application system for the International Scholarship. Applications for the International Scholarship are submitted with the application for the preferred study option in the Studyinfo portal. The application period for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarships is 3 January – 17 January 2023 (15.00 GMT +2).
It is essential to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.