Engineering is one of the major degrees in the field of education. Finnish universities provide many engineering scholarships to students from EU and non-EU countries covering full cost of their study and living. Engineering degrees are offered in universities all around Finland in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Scholarships for engineering are offered in the same way as for any other subject provided they are English-language degrees. However, students are required to prove their English skills to qualify for a scholarship. These scholarships are only applicable for master’s degree programs as other degree programs are still free of cost in Finland. Scholarships are to be applied for at the time of admission i.e., along with the university admission form. Late requests for scholarships are not entertained.
Scholarships have been started being offered in almost every Finnish university. Following points discuss some of the best available engineering scholarships in Finland:
Scholarship for Engineering at University of Oulu
University of Oulu is one of the top universities of Finland. Master’s programs for engineering at the University Of Oulu comprise of Computer Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Software and Wireless Communications Engineering. The university provides full scholarship which includes 100% exemption of the tuition fees. The students are required to have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree and to meet the admission requirements of master’s degree to be eligible for a scholarship at the University of Oulu.
Visit the university’s official website for document requirements and prepare yourself for an engineering program at this prestigious university. The university will post admission deadline for August 2018 intake on its website: www.oulu.fi
Scholarships at Lappeenranta University of Technology
Lappeenranta University has a variety of engineering programs on master’s level with full scholarships. The university offers degrees in Chemical and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computational Engineering and Technical Physics, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Computer Science. Students from non-EU countries subjected to tuition fees are eligible to apply.
Scholarships at Lappeenranta are of three categories:
- 50% tuition fees: granted to 10% applicants of this scholarship
- 100% tuition fees: granted to 60% applicants of this scholarship
- Full scholarship: granted to 5% applicants of this scholarship. Covers tuition fees and living expenses.
The application submission period for August 2018 intake will begin in December 2017.
The Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Fulbright Centre offers scholarships to U.S. students seeking admission for a master’s degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology. The students must have a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for this fully funded scholarship.
Further information is available on the university’s website: www.lut.fi
TUT Academic Excellence Scholarship
Tempere University of Technology offers master’s engineering degrees in Automation Engineering, Bio-engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Materials Science and Engineering. The university offers academic excellence scholarships to up to nine most dedicated students. The scholarship includes 100% tuition fees exclusion with an additional 7000 euros for living expenses. The scholarship maintenance is evaluated through the student’s annual result of the previous academic year.
Admission deadline will be posted on the university’s official website. For course details, visit: www.tut.fi
Aalto University Scholarships
Aalto University ranks second among the top universities of Finland. Some of the engineering programs at Aalto are Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Nano-engineering, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, and Metallurgic Engineering. Scholarships at Aalto are offered for both bachelor’s and master’s level studies in various categories with half or full tuition fees exemption, grants for living expenses and intensive scholarship rewards. There is no fixed eligibility criterion for these scholarships as all programs at Aalto have their own requirements that need to be fulfilled to be applicable for a grant or scholarship.
The universities mentioned above are some of the best universities for engineering Finland has to offer. So pick your favorite university and get started!