Financing Your Studies

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants administered by the University of Turku 

Scholarships and grants for university registered students and researchers are distributed each year from the funds administrated by the University of Turku. Many scholarship funds have special preconditions required of the recipients. Scholarship possibilities are announced in the spring semester in March and the application deadline is in April. Information, instructions and application forms for international students can be found in intranet here.

Other scholarships and grants

Scholarships on the Cimo Webpage

Scholarships on the SYL Webpage

State financial aid for students

The right of non-Finnish citizens to receive student financial aid from the Finnish State is decided on a case-by-case basis. The basic criterion is that to receive financial support, the student must have permanent status residency, which is based on a reason other than studying (e.g. a family connection such as marriage or co-habiting status). A full description of the right to receive student financial aid is available on the website of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA).

Questions on how and when to apply for State financial aid is handled by Student Services and can be contacted via e-mail at opintotuki[at]


Many students in Finland finance their studies with part-time jobs. For vacancies and tips for job hunting contact the Career Services for the University of Turku (intranet) or Ministry of Labour - job search.


20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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