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Åbo Akademi University Scholarships for Students

The Åbo Akademi University Foundation and Åbo Akademi University hold a number of grant funds in trust; on a yearly basis scholarships are announced from these funds to students at Åbo Akademi University. Most of the scholarships come from funds that are held in trust by the ÅAU Foundation.

This year the application period goes over both the spring and autumn of 2021. Application will open 1st of May and close in September (time will come soon). After that the decision process will start. This means that if you plan to complete your studies during the spring you are still eligable to apply, just make sure you apply before graduating.  The scholarship guide will be updated in April.

From 2022 both the application period and the decision process will take place in the Autumn.

The scholarships and the scholarship regulations are presented in the Scholarship Guide. The regulation for each scholarship has been stipulated according to the donator’s wishes. The guide can be found on the intranet and in the student offices during the application period (login required). In order to be eligible to apply for scholarships, one has to be a degree student at ÅAU and registered as present.

There are three scholarship categories:
  1. General scholarships
    – are open for application for all degree students on bachelor/master level
  2. Faculty scholarships
    – are open for application for students studying a specific subject or at a specific faculty in accordance with the scholarship regulations
  3. Special scholarships
    – have special stipulations e.g. regarding background, specialisation in studies or life situation

Bachelor and Master students: Online application form, instructions and a description of the scholarship process can be found here (login required).

Åbo Akademi University fund scholarships for doctoral students, researchers and employees (in some cases the same scholarship funds as for the bachelor’s and master’s students) have the same application period as the above, i.e. 11.2-2.3.2020 at 15.00. Information and application form can be found here (login required).

Updated 4.3.2021