University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Programme 2013-2014


University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Programme 2013-2014

The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarships provide scholarships to academically talented international students in architecture, business, economics, education, engineering, and sciences. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year international Master’s programmes. The scholarship is for one academic year and covers the full international tuition fee. The University of Oulu IM Scholarship does not cover living costs.

In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 45 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship

Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2013-14, if they are:

  1. Non-EU/EEA citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland.

(Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2012 – 13.)

  1. Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2013 – 14.
  2. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education.
  3. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency.
  4. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer.

The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria.

Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2013 – 14

There is no separate application for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application form cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form.

Application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarship is 3.12.2012 – 31.1.2013.

Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2013

Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed.

For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)

International Master’s programmes in the scholarship scheme 2013 – 14

Master's Programme Maximum Number of Scholarships
Architectural Design 10
Astronomy and Space Physics 20
Biomedical Engineering 20
Computer Vision and Signal Processing 20
Environmental Engineering   15
Ecology and Population Genetics 15
Economic Geology 20
Education and Globalisation 20
Finance 15
Financial and Management Accounting 10
International Business Management 25
Learning, Education and Technology 20
Magnetic Resonance in Materials 20
Protein Science and Biotechnology 15
Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment 50
Synchrotron Radiation Based Science and Accelerator Physics 20
Wireless Communications Engineering          20


European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states.

The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY.