EDUFI Fellowship 2023 for Ph.D. and Young Researchers in Finland

Fellowship in Different Fields

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6917
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 3–12 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) awards scholarships through EDUFI Fellowships for foreign Ph.D. students and Young Researchers. By participating in this Program, fellows will conduct postgraduate studies, research, and teaching in Finnish universities.

The scholarships mainly target those PhD level students who will complete their whole Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university. Visiting PhD students and researchers are also eligible to apply for this opportunity if they are doing their PhD at some foreign university. Such applicants should provide a motivation letter from the hosting Finnish university department with exceptionally good grounds. Please note that the recipients of this scholarship cannot receive another full scholarship or salary with an EDUFI grant.

The EDUFI Fellowship program intends to increase mobility to Finland to support the internationalization of research and teaching. The Program also seeks to foster connections between Finnish and foreign universities.

The scholarship is specifically for foreign Ph.D. students or researchers who have an invitation letter to Finland or have not resided in Finland for more than one year when applying.

Key Details

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Application Time: At least five months before the start of the fellowship

Fellowship Duration: 3–12 months, visits 3–6 months

Fellowship Location: Finland

Education Level: Ph.D. or Research

Applicant: A department of a Finnish university

For Whom: A Ph.D. student or a young researcher from outside Finland

EDUFI Fellowship Benefits

Selected candidates will benefit from the Program as follows:

  • Monthly stipend of 1,900 euros per month
  • Living expenses for a single person


The amount does not cover the housing and travel expenses. You may search for any other funding source for further studies.

The host university department will receive a grant from the EDUFI. The university will pay the amount to the fellow as a personal grant. Then, the university will invoice EDUFI for the assistance as a lump sum when the scholarship holder’s arrival in Finland is confirmed.

Who Can Apply for the EDUFI Fellowship?

Applicants must fulfill the below criteria to apply for the EDUFI Fellowship:

  • Applicants should be from any foreign country
  • Be a doctoral-level student or researcher.
  • Have an invitation letter to Finland or who has not resided in Finland for more than one year at the time of applying.

How to Apply for the EDUFI Fellowship?

Before applying for this fellowship, applicants should contact their host universities in Finland. Applicants should visit the university website for detailed information about Ph.D. studies or research to know if they are willing to host the applicant. Then, the applicant can apply to that university. After completing the submission, the host university can apply for an EDUFI Fellowship on their behalf.

Students can fill in the EDUFI Fellowship application form linked below in Finnish, Swedish, or English. Please read the instructions of the application form on how to fill it and a list of required annexes.

Finally, gather the application form and all required documents and submit them via email to the submission email below. Applicants should write “EDUFI Fellowship” in the email’s subject line.


Submission Email:

Required Documents

Please prepare these documents before making an application for EDUFI Fellowship:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Research plan (3-5 pages)
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)

Please visit the Finnish National Agency for Education Website for detailed information about the EDUFI Fellowship.


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