Degree students are eligible for a Finnish state scholarship and a state-guaranteed bank loan only if they have lived in Finland for at least two years in some capacity other than that of a student and if their residence in Finland can be considered to be of a permanent nature. Those who have sufficient other income or who progress poorly in their studies are not eligible for support. As a rule, foreigners who have lived in Finland for less than two years are not eligible for financial support unless specific reasons make their residence in Finland permanent. More information may be obtained from Kela.
European Funding Guide assists students (EU citizens) who seek financial aid.
You can also take a look at following external scholarship schemes:
- Global Study Awards initiative by StudyPortals
- Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries for students who are starting a post-graduate course
- Educations.com scholarship for autumn 2022
Please note that the University of Vaasa is not involved in any of the above listed scholarship schemes. The study programmes offered by the university are full-time programmes and thus working is not an option when it comes to financing the studies in Finland.