Aalto University Scholarship programme seeks to recognise talented non-EU/EEA students. Aalto University scholarships are merit-based and are granted on a 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.
Scope of the Scholarship
Aalto University scholarships cover either 50 % (Category B) or 100 % (Category A) of the tuition fee. Aalto University scholarships are awarded as tuition fee waivers.
At the moment, Aalto University does not offer any university-wide scholarships to cover living costs in Finland. Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. 800 euros per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources.
More information about living costs is available on the Financial matters page
International joint degree programmes may have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes, please read more on joint programmes’ web pages
The scholarships can be awarded to the best applicants. Applicants are ranked according to the admission criteria (the admission criteria can be seen on the admissions website).
In Master’s admissions, the scholarship decisions are made based on academic evaluation of the applicants selected to the degree programmes. Applications are evaluated in the programmes according to the predefined academic evaluation criteria that are available on the study option’s website.
The scholarship decision is given at the same time with the admission decision.
How to apply for Aalto University Scholarship Application Form 2023/2024
Apply online via Official website
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you can apply for the scholarship when you apply to Aalto University. The scholarship application is part of the application form for admission.
On the application form, you will be asked questions by which your liability to fees is determined. If you are considered liable to a tuition fee, you will be offered an option to apply or not apply for a Aalto University Scholarship. Only students who are liable to pay tuition fees at Aalto University can apply for Aalto University scholarships (i.e. tuition fee waivers).
Scholarship must be applied during the application period. It is not possible to apply for the scholarship after the application period has ended. You cannot get a scholarship if you have not applied for it during the application period.
- Most non-EU/EEA citizens have to pay tuition fees for a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme taught in English.
Who do not pay tuition fees?
- Citizens of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland do not pay tuition fees for degree studies.
- Holders of certain residence permits issued by the Finnish Immigration Service are also exempt from paying tuition fees. See the residence permit types in the Frequently asked questions section on this page (Do I need to pay fees?).
- Students of a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme taught in Finnish or Swedish (language proficiency is required).
- Students of a doctoral programme.
How much is the tuition fee?
The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens in bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English is:
- 12 000 euros per academic year for bachelor’s degree programmes
Normative duration of bachelor’s degree studies is 3 academic years.
- 15 000 euros per academic year for master’s degree programmes
Normative duration of master’s degree studies is 2 academic years.
International joint degree programmes may have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes, please read more on joint programmes’ web pages.