University of Oulu Scholarship (Finland) Tuition Fees and Scholarships for International Applicants
DEADLINE: 18 Jan 2023 (Annual)
Eligibility Requirements to Apply for University of Oulu International Scholarship
Applicants are eligible to apply for the University of Oulu Scholarship 2023-2024 if they meet the admissions criteria and are liable to pay the tuition fee. The scholarship application will be processed only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. University of Oulu Scholarship can be received only once.
Citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland
Citizens of European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland studying in an international Bachelor’s and 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 non-EU/EEA citizens studying in the Finnish degree programmes
- Are citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland or the family members of such persons
- Persons who have:
- an EU Blue Card
- continuous (type A) residence permit in Finland. Please note that from the spring 2022 onward the legislation has changed and the new students applying for student visa will receive continuous residence permit A based on their study place (previous residence permit B). This permit, however, will not give exemption from the tuition fee. The grounds for the permit are stated in the card (student).
- permanent (type P) residence permit in Finland
- an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence (type P-EU) in Finland
- EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
- Brexit permit
For more general information concerning tuition fees, please see the Studyinfo site.
From 2022 onward, UK citizens residing in Finland as well as their family members should hold right of residence under the withdrawal agreement (Brexit permit) in order to be exempted from the tuition fee. The permit must be granted by Finnish Immigration Services.
Applicants who are UK citizens and do not hold right of residence under the withdrawal agreement are required to pay the tuition fee. There are scholarships available.
Application for University of Oulu International Scholarship
There is no separate application system for the University of Oulu International Scholarship. Applications for the University of Oulu International Scholarship are submitted together with the application for the preferred study option in Studyinfo portal.
The application period for the University of Oulu International Scholarship is January 4, 2023 – January 18, 2023 (15.00 GMT +2).
Selection criteria for University of Oulu Scholarship 2023-2024
Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining the University of Oulu International Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International study programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential.
Continuation of University of Oulu International Scholarship
After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues in the above-mentioned, programme-specific way if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if they wish to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted an approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).