2 Fulbright-Aalto University Graduate Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Up to 2 awards are offered to pursue study or research at the Master's or Doctoral level at the Aalto University. The grant is primarily targeted for students who wish to complete a full Master's degree at Aalto University. Also other students, such as academically talented doctoral students and Master’s degree exchange students (non-degree students) can be considered for the grant.
- a monthly grant (EUR 1 000) for 9 months
- a travel award (USD 1 600)
- a full-tuition scholarship*
- Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school on Finnish language and culture
- residence permit allowance (based on the actual permit fees, including grantee and accompanying family members)
*Based on the agreement with the Fulbright Finland Foundation, Aalto University awards a scholarship for the recipients of the Fulbright-Aalto University 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 their 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 Fulbright Finland Foundation organizes an Arrival Orientation in Finland in the capital city region in late August. The orientation is a compulsory part of the grant program.
The grant is primarily targeted for students who wish to complete a full Master's degree at Aalto University. Also other students, such as academically talented doctoral students and Master’s degree exchange students (non-degree students) can be considered for the grant.
Please see further eligibility information on the Finnish Fulbright Commission's website.
Degree Level of Applicant
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select Aalto University 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 Aalto University and are required to apply independently for admission to the university and comply with their application deadlines.
Research students must 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 to 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 on the university websites or by contacting the International Coordinator at the school or department to which you wish to apply.
Please see further instructions on the letter of affiliation for degree-seeking students at the Finnish Fulbright Commission website.
Please see more information on academic programs and courses on the Aalto University website.
Grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing for the grant term. They are provided with tips and support during the process.