Scholarships in Europe

Aalto University (Finland) Scholarship 2021-2022

Deadline Ongoing
Opening date January 20, 2021
Days Remaining Ongoing
Category Scholarships in Europe
Type Fully Funded
Location Finland

Finland based educational institute known as Aalto University is now accepting Scholarship applications from students in all of its academic departments.

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has improved markedly in rankings specific to science, art, technology, and business. We also place high in ranking lists comparing young universities.

Aalto University was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged.

Aalto University Departments

Scientific research, artistic activities, and teaching are carried out at Aalto’s six schools and their departments and units.

    • Micronova Aalto Nanofab
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Media
    • Metsähovi Radio Observatory
    • Department of Built Environment
    • Department of Management Studies
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Art
    • Department of Marketing
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
    • Department of Economics
    • The Center for Markets in Transition (CEMAT)
    • Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR)
    • Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2)
    • Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
    • Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Applied Physics
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
    • Department of Communications and Networking
    • Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
    • Department of Film, Television, and Scenography
    • Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
    • Department of Design
    • Department of Information and Service Management
    • Department of Architecture

Coverage of Aalto University Scholarship

If you are a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) member state, you are not required to pay tuition fees for degree studies. Most non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees for an English language bachelor’s or master’s degree program. You can find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section of this page (Do I need to pay fees?).

Bachelor’s and master’s programs taught in English have a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens. There are no fees for doctoral programs.

The tuition fee ranges from €12 000 to €15 000 per academic year depending on the program:

    • €12 000 per academic year for bachelor’s degree programs
    • €15 000 per academic year for master’s degree programs

Scholarships are allocated during the academic evaluation stage as part of the admissions process of a specific study option. The best applicants of a specific study option liable to tuition fees may be awarded a scholarship. For the academic evaluation criteria of the study option, please see the study option website.

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 EUR per month) and other study-related costs from their own financial resources. More information about living costs is available on the Financial matters page (

How about housing costs, meal plans, or health insurance? Are those included in the tuition fee?

Aalto University Scholarship Programme covers 50 or 100 percent of the tuition fee. You must ensure that you have enough financial means to pay your rent, personal expenses, transportation costs, meals, insurance, etc. For information about living costs, please see Financial matters (

As a Student Union (AYY) member you are entitled to a significant student meal discount in student restaurants and reductions in public transport. You are also provided free or affordable general, mental, and oral health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). Please remember to check that you have valid health insurance since the FSHS only provides basic health care services and does not e.g. perform extensive medical operations nor have its own accident and emergency service unit. Valid health insurance is also required for a residence permit. Please see the Finnish Immigration Service website ( for more information on health insurance requirements.

Aalto University Scholarship program seeks to recognize talented non-EU/EEA students. Aalto University scholarships are merit-based and are granted on a competitive basis. The number of scholarships per degree program is limited and depends on the overall number of selected non-EU/EEA students per degree program.

How to apply for the Aalto University Scholarship?

If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you can apply for the scholarship at the same time you apply for your preferred study option with the same application form during the application period. In the application form for the study option, 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 an Aalto University Scholarship. It is not possible to apply for the scholarship after the application period has ended.

Only students who are liable to pay tuition fees at Aalto University can apply for Aalto University scholarships (i.e. tuition fee waivers).

Aalto Scholarship decisions

The scholarship decisions are made based on the academic evaluation of the applicants selected to the study programs. Applications are evaluated in the programs according to the predefined academic evaluation criteria (available on the programs’ website).

The scholarship decision is given at the same time as the admission decision. As defined in the Universities Act, the scholarship decision cannot be appealed to.

Duration of Aalto scholarship

Scholarships are granted for the normative period of study of the degree program. The normative study period is three (3) years full-time study for a bachelor’s degree and two (2) years full-time study for master’s degree. The scholarship requires full-time study and studying according to the approved personal study plan.

Do you offer Aalto University scholarships that cover living costs?

At the moment, Aalto University does not offer university-wide scholarships to cover living costs in Finland. The costs of living are higher in the capital region (Espoo, Helsinki, and Vantaa) than elsewhere in the country. Thus, you should prepare to have about 800 euros per month to cover your living costs in Finland. In order to be granted a residence permit, the Finnish immigration authorities require you to have sufficient means to support yourself financially in Finland.

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