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Scholarship programme for master students

The following scholarships are available at Åbo Akademi University

Scholarships available at admission


Åbo Akademi University tuition fee scholarships

Åbo Akademi University wants through its scholarships recognize motivated applicants who have performed well in their previous studies. Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) applicants can apply for a scholarship to cover a part or the whole tuition fee. The following scholarship categories are available:

    • 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)

Scholarships are granted to 30 % of the admitted students who are subject to tuition fees and have applied for a scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded for two years, the second year is conditional and depends 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).

The decision to grant a scholarship is based on

    • the academic performance of the applicant in his/her previous studies,
    • how well the applicant meets the programme requirements
    • the answers the applicants have given in relation to his/her motivation and goals

To be considered for the Åbo Akademi University tuition fee scholarship you must apply for the scholarship as part of your application for admission during the application period. Applicants will find, in the application form, a set of questions evaluating motivation and communicative skills, academic goals and general interest in the field. The applicant’s answers will be assessed by the programme and the scholarship committee. The committee decides which applicants will be awarded a scholarship as well as which category will be awarded. The decision on the granted scholarship will be included in the admission letter.

Finland scholarship (for students admitted 2022-2024)

Finland scholarships awarded by Åbo Akademi University are part of the national Finland Scholarship programme. This scholarship will be awarded to the most merited applicants in each programme.

The Finland scholarship covers a 100% of the tuition fee for two year, the second year is conditional and requires that the student has earn at least 55 ECTS during the first year of studies. In addition the applicant is awarded a one time 5000€ relocation scholarship, which will be paid to the student, to a Finnish bank account, once he/she has arrived to Turku/Vaasa and enrolled as present for the academic year.

Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) applicants applying to our master degree programmes are eligible to apply for the Finland scholarship. To be considered for the Finland scholarship you must apply for it as part of your application for admission during the application period. Applicants will find, in the application form, a set of questions evaluating motivation and communicative skills, academic goals and general interest in the field. The applicant’s answers will be assessed by the programme and the scholarship committee. The committee decides which applicants will be awarded a Finland scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be included in the admission letter.

Please note that if you are exempted from paying tuition fees, you will no longer be eligible for Finland scholarships.

 

Second year scholarships

This scholarship 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. Åbo Akademi University wants through its scholarships recognize motivated applicants who have performed well in their studies during their first year at our university.

The requirement to receive this scholarship is 55 ECTS earned during the first academic year and a good motivation to continue the studies. No separate application is needed; we will follow with the students’ progress at the end of May.

 

5th term scholarships (for students admitted 2020 and later)

This scholarship 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.

Students interested should apply by 1 June. Address the application to To whom it may concern and include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • The programme you have been admitted to
  • Previous scholarship(s), if awarded
  • Credits so far
  • The reasons for the delay of his/her studies
  • A plan on how the student aims to finish his/her studies during a 5th term

The application should be sent in pdf-format to studentservice(at)abo.fi. Students applying for these scholarships will be informed of the outcome at the beginning of July.

 

Please note that decisions regarding all scholarships mentioned above are final and may not be appealed (as defined in the Finnish Universities Act).

Updated 17.9.2021