International students

Scholarships

Aalto University has a generous scholarship programme available to tuition fee liable students. There are also other scholarship possibilities to fund your studies.

Scholarships

The Aalto University Scholarship Programme seeks to recognize talented non-EU/EEA students across the world by awarding academic excellence. If you are liable to pay tuition fees at Aalto, you can apply for the scholarships.

Most scholarships at Aalto University are offered as tuition fee waivers, such as the Aalto University Scholarship. Students who are awarded this scholarship will have their tuition fees waived fully or in part for the normative period of study, provided that their studies progress according to the approved personal study plan. The Finland Scholarship for master's students also includes a 5 000 € grant. The university also offers Incentive-Based Scholarships.

At the moment, Aalto University does not offer any university-wide scholarships to cover living costs in Finland. Students are expected to cover all their living expenses and other study-related costs from their own financial resources. More information about the living costs is available from the moving to Finland and financial matters page.

Some study options may offer their own scholarships that also cover living expenses either in full or in part. You can find more information on these from the programme-specific pages for studies. You can also check out the 'HAIC Scholarship for Security and Cloud Computing' under other scholarship possibilities.

Aalto University Scholarships

Aalto University Scholarships are offered as tuition fee waivers only. The scholarships are merit-based and are granted on competitive basis. The number of scholarships per degree programme is limited and depends on the overall number of selected non-EU/EEA students per degree programme.

Finland Scholarship for Master's students

Finland Scholarships awarded by Aalto University are part of the national Finland Scholarship programme funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Finland Scholarship programme runs from 2022 to 2024. Non-EU/EEA applicants who are liable to pay tuition fees at Aalto University can apply for a Finland Scholarship.

The scholarships are merit-based and are granted on a competitive basis according to the academic evaluation criteria of each study option (available on the study option’s website). The best applicants of a specific study option liable to tuition fees may be awarded the scholarship.

Scholarships for Aalto bachelor's programme graduates continuing in Aalto master's programmes

Aalto offers all tuition-fee liable students in Aalto bachelor's programmes (taught in English) a chance to obtain a full scholarship for continuing in the Aalto Master's programme covered by their original 3+2 right to study.

Please note that the scholarship for continuing in the Aalto master's programmes does not cover any Aalto Master's programme that requires a separate application in the Aalto Master's Admissions from the student. If unsure, please contact the student services of your school for further advice.

Aalto Incentive-Based Scholarships

In addition to the tuition fee waivers, Aalto has incentive-based scholarships that reward fee-paying students (i.e. students paying either full or partial fee) who are making good progress in their studies. 

Scholarship for one additional term following the standard period of study (5th or 7th term scholarship)

In order to successfully complete your studies and apply for graduation, you may be awarded a scholarship for one additional term beyond the standard duration of the degree programme (i.e. one term in addition to the three years of a Bachelor’s programme, and one term in addition to the two years of a Master’s programme).

The scholarship for the additional term is offered as 100% tuition fee waiver. Please note that this scholarship has a strict requirement that you submit your Bachelor's or Master's thesis (as applicable) by the agreed deadline, successfully complete the programme, and apply for graduation within the additional term.

Aalto Reserve Scholarships

Aalto Reserve Scholarship concerns admitted students who have a residence permit exempting them from tuition fees, but become liable for tuition fees during their studies due to a change in residence permit status. Students in this situation can apply for Aalto University Reserve Scholarship that covers either 50% or 100% of the tuition fee for the remainder of the programme’s normative duration.

Aalto University's scholarships in international double degree programmes

International joint programmes that have their own tuition fees and (externally funded) scholarship systems follow their specific regulations. In programmes where students are liable to pay the tuition fee directly to Aalto University, students are eligible to apply for Aalto University's scholarships. However, this only applies to the terms the student is studying at Aalto and is liable to pay tuition fee directly to Aalto University. Please read more from programmes' web pages.

Other scholarship possibilities

In addition to scholarships from Aalto University, there are other scholarship opportunities to finance your studies. You can check out different possibilities and find the suitable scholarship for you.

Tuition fees and scholarships
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