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5 Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to five awards are offered to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research at any Finnish institution of higher education, research or other acceptable organization. The Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships are available for students in all fields (with some restrictions for those in medical studies). Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships are funded in cooperation with the Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in early September. In exceptional circumstances, the Fulbright Commission may consider beginning the grant period later in the year. If this is your preference, please indicate it explicitly in your application.

There is a mandatory in-country orientation at the end of August.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Finnish or Swedish language proficiency is not required unless it is needed to successfully complete the project/ study plan. Applicants do not necessarily need Finnish or Swedish in order to be able to study in Finland.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Candidates are responsible for establishing contact and securing an affiliation with a Finnish institution of higher education, research or other acceptable organization. It is required that the candidate submits evidence of secured affiliation with their grant application except in a situation where the candidate is applying to a degree program and the university admission decisoins are made after the Fulbright deadline.

Please see further information on the affiliation letter requirement at the Finnish Fulbright Commission website at

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Please see details on the cost of study in Finland and the university provided scholarships at and


Candidates currently residing in Finland are not eligible for consideration.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select EDUFI Fellowship from the drop down menu to be considered for this award.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Karoliina Kokko