Support to Study in Finland, for Students from Ukraine

As an EU member, Finland offers temporary protection to over 7,000 Ukrainian refugees and more are expected to follow. You can find additional information on Finland’s UNHCR page.

The Nordic country has 13 regular universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS). These higher education institutions used to host over 20,000 international students every year, but the pandemic has lowered that number in the last couple of years.

Below, you’ll find support initiatives, financial aid programmes, and relevant information for displaced Ukrainian students:

Credential evaluation

Scholarships and financial aid

  • According to UNESCO, the Finnish government will help around 2,000 Ukrainian students continue their education by covering their costs.
  • Normally, all non-EU/EEA students pay tuition fees in Finland and can apply for scholarships. In the case of Ukrainian refugees, all Finnish universities have agreed to offer full scholarships covering tuition costs for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.
  • Aalto University has created a Ukraine Fund, which will be used to offer financial aid. 20 Ukrainian students will receive grants worth 800 EUR per month and an additional 400 EUR for travel costs.
  • The University of Eastern Finland have allocated 100,000 EUR to a grant scheme. Initially, 20 Ukrainian students will benefit from it.

Study programmes and opportunities

Other support resources

* Please note we give our best to constantly update the information posted here, but we may not be able to track all specific changes that may occur.

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