2020 JYU Scholarship Programme in Finland for students liable to pay tuition fees

University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships covering tuition fee costs for its most successful international Master’s degree students. You are eligible for a JYU scholarship if you are

  • eligible to apply to study in an international Master’s degree programme offered by JYU
  • liable to pay tuition fees (please see our FAQ)

Scholarships are granted based on the admission criteria of the programme in question. Starting from 2020, in each Master’s programme, the following scholarships are available for applications:

  • 2 scholarships, which cover 100% of the tuition fee for two years
  • 4 scholarships, which cover 50% of the tuition fee for two years

Receiving the scholarship for the second academic year depends on your study progress during the first academic year. A minimum of 55 ECTS credits during the first academic is required in order to receive the scholarship also for the second year.

You can apply for the scholarship only in the same online form with which you apply for admission to a Master’s programme at JYU. The scholarship cannot be applied for after applying for admission.

It is possible for an applicant to be admitted to more than one programme at JYU, but the scholarship may be awarded only to one programme per person, according to the preference that the applicant has stated on the application form. The order of preference you state on the application form is binding, and cannot be changed after the application deadline. Only in case you would be admitted to more than one programme, and would be a candidate for a 50 % scholarship in a higher preference and for a 100% scholarship in a lower preference, JYU admission services will contact you by email in late March – mid April 2020 to ask for your final preference. You will have seven days from the send date to reply. If we do not receive a reply in time, the scholarship will be granted based on the order of preference stated on the application form.

A student must accept the scholarship by accepting the study place and returning a signed scholarship acceptance form within the given deadline. If the recipient does not accept the offered scholarship, the scholarship can be transferred to the next applicant, but only once. In other words, if this next applicant does not accept the scholarship, it cannot be transferred to a third applicant.

JYU does not offer other university level scholarships. However, faculties may offer specific field-based additional scholarships for their students.

Field-based scholarships offered by faculties

Scholarship for living expenses in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Non-Finnish students in the English-taught Master’s degree programmes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, who are not eligible for Kela’s (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) student financial aid, can apply for a scholarship for living expenses from the Faculty.

Students who have been admitted to a Master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science to start their studies in 2020 can apply for this grant after arriving at the University of Jyväskylä. The scholarship for living expenses (EUR 500/month) is granted for two academic years (until 31 July 2022). The scholarship is paid twice a year. The progress of studies of scholarship recipients will be checked from the study register in the end of February 2021, so make sure that all the credits you have completed are in the register by then. The scholarship for the second academic year will be awarded to you only on the condition that during your first study year, you have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS credits (by 31 July 2021) and you have a valid residence permit (residence permit not required from EU/EEA citizens).

If you complete the degree faster than in two years, the right to the scholarship expires upon the completion of the degree.

Academic years for which the student has registered for non-attendance are treated in accordance with the Universities Act and scholarships are not paid during those academic years.


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