Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship to cover a part or the whole tuition fee.
There are two scholarship categories:
- Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 100 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)
- Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 50 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)
The decision to grant a scholarship is based on
- the academic performance of the student in his/her previous studies,
- how well the applicant meets the programme requirements
- the answers the applicants have given in the application form
When applying to Åbo Akademi University, applicants can indicate on the application form their wish to apply for a scholarship. In the application form the applicants are asked to answer a set of questions related to motivation and future goals. The answers to the questions will be assessed by the scholarship committee who makes the decision on granting the scholarships. In the assessment the following is evaluated: communicative skills, academic goals and general interest in the field.
The decision on the granted scholarship is given to the applicants together with the admission letter. In order to accept the scholarship the applicant must have accepted the study entitlement offered (binding acceptance).
Scholarships are awarded for two years, however, the second year is conditional depending on the progress of the studies. In order to secure the scholarship for the second year, a scholarship holder must earn at least 55 ECTS (for 100% scholarships)/ 45 ECTS (for 50% scholarships) during the first academic year (the progress of the studies is checked at the end of May).
Additional second year scholarship – This opportunity is open for all those students who have paid their tuition fees during the first year or have received a tuition fee scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee in the first year. The requirement to receive this scholarship is 55 earned credits during the first academic year and a good motivation to continue the studies. The progress of the studies is checked at the end of May.
Additional scholarship to complete studies (for students admitted 2020 and later) – This opportunity is open for students who are liable to pay tuition fee, have already studied for two years and need additional time to complete their studies. The requirement to receive this scholarship is excellent academic performance, the student should in the application also state the reasons for the delay of his/her studies.
The application for both types of additional scholarships is done online, the application form is open 1-15 June 2021. Decisions are made on case-by-case basis. Students applying for these scholarships will be informed of the outcome at the beginning of July 2021.