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Scholarship for exchange studies in SoleGrant

Scholarship for exchange studies in SoleGrant

Once you have been accepted by Åbo Akademi University to go on exchange studies (after applying in SoleMove) you can apply for exchange studies scholarship in SoleGrant.

In order for Åbo Akademi to pay the scholarship, students need to follow the following instructions:

  1. Accept you exchange place in SoleMove after receiving an email from us
  2. Fill in the SoleGrant application by latest May 31st, for autumn exchanges. If your exchange term is the spring term, then your deadline is October 31st. (Instructions for how to fill in the application are at the bottom of this page)
  3. If you are going on exchange within the Erasmus+ or Coimbra (SEMP) programme, you should complete the Erasmus+ OLS language test; follow instructions you receive by email
  4. Make sure you are registered as attending Åbo Akademi University

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.

OBS! If you are going on exchange within NORDPLUS!

If you are going on exchange within the following networks, you SHOULD NOT APPLY for scholarship in SoleGrant! You will receive your scholarship from a different university and you will receive instructions seperately from the network coordinator. You will receive 250€ / month as well as a travel scholarship of 330€ to Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Luthuania, Norway and Sweden, and 660€ to Iseland and the Faroe Islands and 1300€ to Greenland.

  • Bildkonst
  • Filosofi
  • Fiska
  • Informationsvetenskap
  • Lärarutbildning (NNTE),
  • Lärarutbildning i Norden
  • Nordic Early Literacy
  • Psykologi
  • Slöjdpedagogik
  • Teologi
  • Volda 

Going on exchange within the following Nordplus networks?

If you are going on exchange with one of the following networks you should apply and choose the Erasmus+ Category 1 scholarship (540€ per month) in the SoleGrant system.

  • NOREK (Företagsekonomi)
  • Statskunskap/Offentlig förvaltning


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.

Updated 17.5.2024