Tuition Free Universities In Finland

Tuition Free Universities in Finland


Since university education is funded by the State through the Ministry of Education, students enrolled in regular degree studies pay no tuition fees with exceptions. If you are enrolled as a non-EU/EEA degree student in a Bachelor’s or Doctoral level programme, the higher education institution will not charge tuition fees. However, students in both universities and polytechnics have to pay for their books and other materials, plus their accommodation and living expenses.

Some Master’s level programmes are free of charge as well, however, a number of them may carry tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students during a five-year trial period 2010–2014. Depending on the programme, tuition fees may be collected starting from autumn 2010, 2011 or 2012.

If your Master’s programme carries a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students and if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you are advised to contact the higher education institution in question directly for information on the scholarship opportunities they provide. Higher education institutions that choose to collect tuition fees in their English-language Master’s programmes will also provide scholarship options for non-EU/EEA students enrolled in tuition-fee carrying Master’s programmes.

Cost of Studying in Finland: Estimated living expenses of a single student in Finland average around 700 Euros per month.

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Finnish Universities that offer tuition fee scholarships for Master’s Programme


Westminster Full Tuition Fee Waivers for International Students

The Westminster University offers a number of full tuition fee waiver scholarships to you if you are an exceptionally well-qualified student.

Full tuition fee waivers only. Please note that this covers tuition fees only, not living expenses or accommodation. 

You must be an international student from any country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree at University of Westminster.

The main criteria are: Academic excellence, financial need and development case (if you are applying from a developing country).


Please note that the scholarship application process is separate to the process of applying for admission to the University. You should only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission and successfully been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on the course you wish to study. The deadline for applications is 1 November 2013 for January 2014 intake.


Official Scholarship Website:

Arizona State University Scholarship

Arizona State University is committed to helping a greater number of
academically qualified students
graduate. Our New American University Scholar awards are offered to outstanding incoming international
freshmen as they pursue academic
excellence at ASU. This program
provides qualified students a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research plus resources toward understanding and helping solve society’s most pressing challenges.

Scholarship award amounts range from $1,000 – $5,000.

Amount: Varies

Minimum GPA: Competitive
Residency:Arizona resident Non-Arizona resident
Enrollment status: Full-time
Academic level:Incoming freshman
Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
Campus: Tempe Downtown Phoenix
Polytechnic West

Additional criteria:
Students are considered for this award when they are admitted to ASU. No separate application is required, but all international admission application materials (admission application, official
transcripts, test scores, financial
guarantee and application fee) should be received by the ASU Undergraduate Admissions Office by the April 1 scholarship priority date to be considered for this award.

Eligibility factors include highly
competitive GPA and test scores.
Students eligible for this award must be on F-1 or J-1 visas.

Contact info
International Undergraduate Admissions
(480) 965-2688
Application information
Deadline: open/rolling

Application link:

Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) 2013

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR). The IPRS program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to:

• attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers; and

• support Australia’s research effort.

The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree.

The list of Australian Universities that offers the IPRS is found at this link.

Any postgraduate research programme offered at participating Australian Universities.

Around 330 are awarded annually. The allocation of IPRS grants to participating universities is based on a formula that is reflective of their overall research performance.

Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except Australia and New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, and health cover costs.

You must check with the Universities if they require specific eligibility requirements.

HEPs are responsible for determining the selection process by which scholarships are allocated to applicants.

The deadline varies among universities but is around July-October each year. It is important to visit the website of the University where you intend to apply and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:


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Swiss Government Scholarships 2013

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers: University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology as well as Universities of Applied Sciences) and Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.

Host Institution(s):

Any of the ten (10) Swiss Public Universities, the two (2) Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences

The scholarship covers the following:

• Monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs for PhD studies/research or 3,500 Swiss Francs for postdoctoral research
• Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL)
• Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-European grantees only)
• A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees (provided at the end of the scholarship)
• Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship)
• 1 year half-fare public transportation card
• Counseling and various trips, dinners and sigh seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders


• First class Master degree or equivalent University degree if applying for PhD studies/research or a First Class Doctoral Degree if applying for a Postdoctoral research.

• For PhD studies/research, the candidate should not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. For postdoctoral research, there should not be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline.

• Applicants should be residing in their home country at the moment of the application. Applicants who are in Switzerland since more than 1 year are not eligible

• Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research, PhD, or the Postdoctoral reasearch. For PhD studies, applicants must apply to the chosen Swiss University as well as for the scholarship.

• Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)

• Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research, PhD Studies or the Postdoctoral research.

If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

The application deadline falls between the end of October and early November 2013, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



Official Scholarship Website:


Government of Korea Scholarships 2013

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed for international students who wants to pursue higher education in Korean Universities. The scholarship supports Bachelor’s (4 years), Masters (2 years), and PhD (3 years) plus 1 year Korean language course.

Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs offered by participating universities or institutes. Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by Korean universities is found at this link.


Undergraduate Program

• Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
• Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
• Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
• Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
• Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
• Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university
• Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.

Graduate Program

• Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
• Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
• Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
• Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
• Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
• Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
• Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
• Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation

Special Allowance for ALL students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month


Undergraduate Program

• Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
• Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
• Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Graduate Program

• The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships. Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

• Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).

• Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year. Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

• Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.


Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. Visit the websites of Korean Embassy/Consulate in your own country.

For Undergraduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 15 November 2013. Therefore, the application deadline should fall BEFORE this date – around September to November 2013.

For the Graduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 31 March 2014. Therefore, the application deadline should fall BEFORE this date – around January to March 2014.

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