University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarships 2019-2020
The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes.
The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver covering 75% of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs.
In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).
Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship
Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2019-20 if they meet the admissions criteria and are liable to pay the tuition fee. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria.
Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2019-20
There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. Applications for the International Master’s Scholarship are submitted together with the application for the preferred study option in Studyinfo portal.
The application period for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarships is 1.11.2018-23.1.2019.
Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2019-2020
Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential.
Tuition Fees at the University of Oulu for 2019
The fees will concern degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes on or later than 1st August 2018.
Citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland
Citizens of European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland studying in an international Master’s Programme at the University of Oulu are not required to pay tuition fees.
Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries
Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland are liable to pay the tuition fee.
Exceptions to this general rule are students who
- are equivalent to an EU citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
- have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland (type A or P permit)
- have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU permit)
- are a family member (spouse or child) of an EU/EEA citizen (have a residence card for non-EU family members of EU citizens)
- have an EU blue card in Finland
For more information, please see also Am I required to pay tuition fees? at the StudyInfo.fi site.
The tuition fee has to be paid by 31.5.2019. Failure to pay will result in the cancelling of the student’s acceptance and revoking of the study right. Applicants eligible to full tuition scholarships are exempted from paying the tuition fee.
The tuition fee is an academic fee and thus covers the costs of tuition. The tuition fee does not cover the living costs such as accommodation, meals, and transportation. All students are required to finance their living costs by themselves.
The following fees apply for the academic year 2019-2020. Amounts will vary depending on the International Master’s programme and are subject to annual change.