1 Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award NEW
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
The award is offered to U.S. students who wish to complete a full master’s degree at the University of Jyväskylä.
The Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award includes:
- a monthly grant (EUR 1 000) awarded for one academic year (9 months)
- a full tuition scholarship*
- a travel award (USD 1 600)
- Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school
- residence permit allowance (based on the actual permit fees, including grantee and accompanying family members)
* Based on the agreement with the Fulbright Finland Foundation, the University of Jyväskylä awards a scholarship for the recipient of the Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä 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 Fulbright 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.
Grant Length: 9 months.
The award competition is open to U.S. students who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Academically talented graduating seniors may also apply before having their degree in hand. The grant is aimed at students who wish to complete a full master’s degree at the University of Jyväskylä.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
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. 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
Candidates are responsible for establishing contact and securing an affiliation with the University of Jyväskylä and are required to apply independently for admission to the university and comply with their application deadlines. 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 decisions are made after the Fulbright deadline. 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 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 at the University of Jyväskylä website.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award.