Applications are invited for the International Master Scholarship in Abo Akedemi University Finland.  The Abo Akedemi University is known for good teacher-student relations, small groups and good possibilities to get individual support within the studies. The duration of the fully funded master scholarship in Finland is 2 years. 

Åbo Akademi University is the only exclusively Swedish language multi-faculty university in Finland. It is located mainly in Turku but has also activities in Vaasa. It is said to have one of the most prestigious business programs in the world.

Don miss this amazing opportunity, Do apply for International Master Scholarship and Invest in your future! Choose Åbo Akademi University and one of international master’s degree programmes!

International Master Scholarship Details:

Host Country:

  • Finland

Host University:

  • Åbo Akademi University

Program Duration:

  • 2 Years

Fields of Study:

They currently offer 7 different programmes in a number of different fields. 

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Governance of Digitalization
  • Information Technology
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
  • Social Exclusion

Popular International Scholarships 2019:

Scholarship Value:

Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship to cover a part or the whole tuition fee.

There are three scholarship categories:

  1. Full Scholarship, covering the tuition fee and includes a annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses (6 720 €), awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)
  2. Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 100 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)
  3. Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 50 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)

Eligibility Criteria:

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you meet the academic requirements, i.e. you have a nationally recognized bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • you meet the language requirements
  • you meet the programme specific requirements; i.e. your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to

If you are graduating after the application deadline, you may apply on the condition that the required application documents are submitted and arrive at Åbo Akademi by 31 July 2019 at 3:00 pm (Helsinki time).

If you are required to take the  TOEFL,  IELTS or PTE Academic test in order to meet the language requirements (most applicants have to take one of these tests), please sign up for the test immediately.

How to Apply International Master Scholarship?

Follow the following steps to study in Finland.

Step 1. Check the requirements! 

Read carefully the general instructions regarding the academic and English language requirements as well as the programme specific admission requirements.Make sure that you fulfill both the academic and language requirements as well as the programme specific requirement before applying.
if you need to take a language test, book and take one well in advance.

Step 2. Collect the required enclosures and scan them

At the application stage we require only scanned enclosures (in color and pdf format) attached to the online application. We require the following enclosures:

  • Original Bachelor’s degree certificate and relevant Master’s degree certificate*
    Note that if you are applying with a for the programme relevant master’s degree you will always need to also enclose your bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Translation of original degree certificate(s)* in English, Swedish or Finnish.
  • Original transcript of records of all higher education studies completed so far, including present studies, in the original language.
  • Translation of original transcripts of records to English, Swedish or Finnish.
  • diploma supplement must be enclosed when available.
  • Proof of language skills in English, please see information about language requirements
  • Copy of passport (information page containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo)
  • Residence permit (for non-EU/EEA-applicants residing in Finland or some other EU country on a more permanent basis, both sides needed)
  • Any other enclosure required by the programme (please see the programme presentations) or relevant for the application

Remember to check the requirements for the enclosures. Please also check the country-specific requirements, all admitted applicants and applicants on the waiting list must follow this requirements first and foremost, before the general requirements for providing documents (see Step. 6).

Applicants who have not completed their Bachelor’s degree by the application deadline must in the application state the expected graduation date and enclose the transcript of records of all studies completed so far. If admitted a certified true copy of the degree awarded must reach Åbo Akademi University by 31 July 2019 at 3:00 pm(Helsinki time).

Step 3.  Apply online at 

Search for the Master’s Programme of your choice.You can apply up to six (6) study programmes, note though that you may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term (1.8.-31.12. or 1.1.-31.7.).

In addition to personal information (e.g. name, date of birth, address etc.), the application form includes questions regarding your educational history as well as language proficiency. You will also need to complete questions that the International Master’s Programme(s) have formulated. These questions are given to test the applicant’s motivation for the studies. Sometimes the programmes also ask for specific information. Please read through the questions carefully and reserve some time to answer.

The answers to some of the questions in the application form are also assessed by the scholarship granting committee. You will find more information in the application form itself.

The application form as well as the questions should be answered in English.

Note that the online application is open only during the application period.

Step 4. Scholarships

Åbo Akademi University offers scholarships for students who are subject to the tuition fee. To apply for a scholarship, simply indicate “yes” in the appropriate question on your application form.

Step 5. Check and submit your application within the given deadline!

You will be able to update the information in your application until the application deadline. You should be able to follow up with your status at (

The admission decisions will be sent by email to all applicants at the beginning of April.

Step 6. Certified hard copies by 17 April 2019 – only for admitted applicants and applicants on the waiting list

All applicants who receive a study entitlement offer will be conditionally admitted and need to send certified hard copies of the following documents:

  • Original transcripts of all higher education studies completed so far (including present studies)
  • Translation of original transcripts in English, Swedish or Finnish
  • Original Bachelor’s degree certificate and relevant Master’s degree certificate
    Note that if you are applying with a for the programme relevant master’s degree you will always need to also enclose your bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Translation of degree certificate(s) in English, Swedish or Finnish

Note the country-specific requirements. See also instructions regarding the enclosures.

The documents are to be sent by 17 April 2019  at 3:00pm (Helsinki time) to:
Åbo Akademi University/Admission
Johanna Quiroz-Schauman
Tavastgatan 13

NOTE that if you have graduated before the application period and have a Finnish degree, you will not need to send certified copies of your degree as your documents are verified through the national database.

Questions related to the admission process can be e-mailed to prior to the admission deadline. Note that due to Christmas holidays and New year it might take longer for us to get back to you.

Step 7. Verification of original documents

We will require all admitted applicants to submit their original degree certificates and transcript of records, including original translations, of the documents for verification upon arrival in Finland.

Application Deadline:

  • There is one intake per year to our international master’s degree programmes, the application period is open 3 December 2018 – 31 January 2019 for studies starting the following August.