Finish Governments Scholarship-2013

Finnish Governments Scholarships for Indian Nationals to Finland for the academic year 2013-14

The Finnish Government has offered 10 scholarships for postgraduate studies or research (after Master’s level but no for post-Doctoral and research) and that priority will be given to doctoral studies

Eligibility Criteria: The applicant must have established contact with the Finnish receiving institution before applying;

Have a letter of invitation from the academic supervisor of Finland, the invitation should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project;

Have earned at least a master-level degree before applying;

Intend to pursue post-master’s level studies as a visiting student, participate in a research project or teach at a higher education institution or public research institute in Finland, priority will be given to doctoral studies;

Not have spent already more than one year at a Finish higher education institution immediately before the intended scholarship period in Finland;

Be able to give proof of sufficient skills in speaking and writing the language needed in study/research;

Be a national of one of the eligible countries

Scholarship: The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of EUR 1,200

To and fro international air-fare and internal travel in India will be provided by University Grants Commission to the selection scholars

Application Form: The application form can be downloaded from CIMO’s website at and UGC website

The following documents are required to be attached with the application; a completed and signed application form; curriculum vitae; copies of latest diplomas; two letters of recommendation; study/research plan (2-5 pages), including a statement of motivation; invitation/expression of interest from the hosting academic supervisor in Finland; language certificate (Finnish, Swedish, English) or other indications of sufficient language skills

The application should be addressed to the Section Officer (IC), Room No-508A, University Grants Commission, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002

Last date of application is 30th November, 2012