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Financing your exchange

Financing your exchange

Everyone who is granted an exchange place via Åbo Akademi is granted a scholarship, as long as they apply for it in SoleGrant (via SoleMove)

If you go on exchange to Asia, Australia, America, or Africa, you will receive 1800€ per semester.

If you go on exchange to the Nordic countries, you will receive 200€ / month and a travel grant of either 330€ or (660€ to Iceland and the Faroe Islands).

Europe via Erasmus+ is divided into two different categories;

  • Category 1: 540€/month – The Nordic countries, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and also UK
  • Category 2: 490€/month –  Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary

See below for instructions on how to apply for the scholarship.

Instructions for how to fill in the SoleGrant application?

  1. Log in to SoleMove: saas.solenovo.fi/solemove/
  2. Open SoleGrant – The icon in the bar at the top of the page
  3. Click “Create new application” – there is only one choice
  4. Fill in your Finnish ID number. Check that the information in the tab “personal data” is correct.
  5. Municipality of taxation = the city where you are registered to pay tax
  6. In the tab “Exchange/placement Information” you can edit your exchange dates. The date that is there now is from your exchange application – you know better now what the dates will actually be
  7. Fill in your bank account details in “Grant Information” (IBAN and BIC)
    • Check that the date is the same as the previous tabs
    • Choose the right grant type for your exchange programme. Read the instructions well that are above in the tab “Grant information”
    • You do not need to fill in the amount, just click calculate. If this function is not working, please check the correct amounts here.
    • Choose the correct alternative for “Purpose of the grant”
    • Check that you have clicked both of the conditions boxes to accept the conditions
  8. Submit the application under the tab “Acceptance”

When your application has been checked, you will see your scholarship decision in the tab “Decisions”. You can also print out your scholarship evidence if needed.


Other external scholarship tips

In addition, there is the Swedish Student Fund (studiefonden.fi) from which everyone who study in Swedish can apply for scholarships.

If you are going to the US, we also recommend applying from Fulbright Finland (www.fulbright.fi/grant-programs-us) and Suomi-American Yhdistysten Liitto (samsuomi.fi/apurahat/)

Keep in mind Åbo Akademis scholarship for students as well as www.fyrk.fi!

Updated 17.5.2024