2 Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Up to 2 awards are offered to pursue study or research at the Master’s or Doctoral level at the University of Turku. Awards are offered to pursue a full graduate degree, non-degree studies or research. Post-doctoral placements are also available for those finalizing their thesis before commencing the grant period.
- a monthly grant (EUR 1 000 for master’s students and EUR 1 200 for doctoral students) for 9 months
- a travel award (USD 1 600)
- a full tuition scholarship*
- Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school
- residence permit allowance (included for accompanying family members as well)
*Based on the agreement with the Fulbright Finland Foundation, University of Turku awards a scholarship for the recipients of the Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award to cover the annual tuition fee. The tuition scholarship is granted also for the second year of master’s studies provided that the grantee has been successful in his/her studies during the first year.
Please see further information on the benefits on the Finnish Fulbright Commission's website.
Grant term begins 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.
The grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in a Fulbright Finland Foundation pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses on Finnish language, culture and society, pending availability of suitable programs.
The award is aimed for those currently seeking admittance or admitted to the University of Turku degree programs, either to doctoral programs or Master's degree programs. Doctoral projects including postdoc placements or Master-level non-degree studies can also be considered. However, degree studies on the Master's level are preferred.
Please see further eligibility information on the Finnish Fulbright Commission's website.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select Univ of Turku from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award.
Foreign Language Proficiency
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. Finnish universities have a wide selection of programs and courses taught in English.
English is widely spoken in academic circles and in the country as a whole. Candidates should consult the academic department as to the availability of courses and programs in English, as well as the possibility of successfully conducting research in English. Some study of local languages prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Candidates are responsible for establishing contact and securing an affiliation with the University of Turku and are required to apply independently for admission to the university and comply with their application deadlines.
Submit the "Commitment to Host a Fulbright Research Student" form with the Fulbright grant application. The form needs to be filled in and signed by your host.
Attach your university acceptance letter in your Fulbright Application if you have received it already. However, if you don't have the university admission letter by the Fulbright application deadline due to the university application schedule, explain this situation and the university application schedule clearly in your Fulbright application and submit the university application as soon as the university application period opens.
Please see specific instructions on the Finnish Fulbright Commission website.
University admission guidelines can be found at the university websites or by contacting the International Coordinator at the school or department to which you wish to apply.
Please see further affiliation instructions on the Finnish Fulbright Commission website.
Please see more information on academic programs and courses at the University of Turku website.
Grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing for the grant term. They are provided tips and support during the process.