2021 EDUFI Fellowship Program for Doctoral Research Students

Deadline: Rolling basis

Are you looking for a scholarship to help you recruit a foreign student to do doctoral research? The EDUFI Fellowship is intended, particularly, for providing initial funding to carry out research for a doctoral thesis in Finland.
They have attracted excellent young researches to Finland with the fellowship, the majority of whom have also managed to secure further funding for their research.

They  will award the grant 

  • for starting work on a doctoral research project if the whole doctoral thesis will be completed in a Finnish university. You cannot apply for the grant at the end of a research project or for post-doctoral research.
  • for completing a double degree in Finland.
  • for a study visit for post-graduate students working on a doctoral thesis in a university outside Finland, if there are particularly compelling reasons for the cooperation.


You can apply for the fellowship grant if 

  • you work as a researcher or a teacher in a Finnish university department
  • you will be hosting the research fellow
  • you will commit to common objectives with the research fellow
  • you will offer facilities and equipment for the use of the research fellow 
  • you will supervise the research.
  • You can apply for a fellowship for a non-Finnish post-graduate (post Master’s degree) student or a young researcher that you will invite to Finland or who has been in Finland for a maximum of one year before applying for the fellowship. 
  • The EDUFI Fellowship is available to all foreign nationals and all fields of study.


  1. The fellows cannot apply for the EDUFI Fellowship themselves, because the grant will be awarded only to a Finnish university department.
  2. The university will first pay the grant to the fellow as a personal grant and will then invoice it to EDUFI after the end of the fellowship.
  3. The grant can be split over several periods.
  4. The grant is intended to cover the living costs of the fellow in Finland. We will not pay separate accommodation costs or contribute to travel, visa, residence permit or insurance costs.

OFFICIAL LINK: https://www.oph.fi/en/development/edufi-fellowship?fbclid=IwAR2BWbUMIJmtR6EBemmfUlD1EWqsexbUHVqc2OSfesevbOiIoOYWOCYPRkU

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