Thursday, 4 October 2012

Do I need to pay tuition fees in Finland?

Tuition fees

The answer to this depends on the level of your studies, and also on the porgramme you're interested in.
In Bachelor’s or Doctoral level programmes, the higher education institutions will not charge tuition fees.
Several Master’s level programmes are free of charge as well, however, some Master's may charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students. (NB: Erasmus Mundus Master’s programmes always charge a tuition fee – see section ‘Erasmus Mundus scholarships’ for information on Erasmus Mundus Master’s and related scholarships)
Remember that even if the programme you're applying to does not charge tuition fees, you still need to plan your finances so that you'll be able to independently cover youreveryday living expenses during your studies in Finland.

How much does a fee-charging Master's cost per year?

Currently, 8000 euros per year is the average annual tuition fee in those Master's programmes that charge fees. However, depending on the programme, the annual fee can be different from this average amount (currently, the tuition fees vary between the range from 2500 euros to 12 000 euros per year).
The exact amount of the annual tuition fee depends on the programme, so please check this directly with the university you're interested in!

Which Master’s programmes charge tuition fees?

In selected English-language Master's degree programmes it is possible for the Finnish higher education institutions to charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA nationals during afive-year trial period 2010–2014. Depending on the programme, tuition fees may be collected starting from autumn 2010, 2011 or 2012.
The inclusion of a Master's programme in the above lists only indicates the possibility of a tuition fee; each institution decides independently whether or not they collect tuition fees in their programmes. Therefore, it is important that you always check the tuition fee policy for each Master's programme separately, either from the institution's own web site or from CIMO's study programmes database.
You will not be charged any tuition fee, if you are
  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • a non-EU/EEA citizen permanently resident in Finland
  • a non-EU/EEA citizen and have started your studies in the Master’s programme in question before the introduction of tuition fees into that particular programme
Please refer to the web site of the university you are applying to for detailed information on the tuition fees and the related scholarships.

'Institutional scholarships' available for tuition fees

Those higher education institutions that choose to collect tuition fees in their English-language Master's programmes are also providing institutional scholarship options for non-EU/EEA students enrolled in tuition-fee carrying Master's programmes. Theseinstitutional scholarships can not be applied for from CIMO, instead you must turn to the higher education institution in question for info and advice regarding these scholarships. Please see section ‘institutional scholarships’.
The CIMO scholarships are applicable only to Doctoral level studies and research in Finnish universities, and can not be applied to cover any tuition fees.

What will happen after the tuition fee trial period is over? Will there be fees in all universities?

At the moment, the simple answer is - no-one knows yet. After the trial period is over in 2014, its results will be assessed. After that, what decisions will be made based on the result of this assessment, remains yet to be seen. For tuition fees to continue after the trial period, a governmental decision and a change in legislation will be required; and no such decisions or changes have yet been made.

We will notify prospective students of any possible changes in tuition fee policies officiallyon this Study in Finland website, so keep an eye on the News section on our front page!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Australian Development Scholarships 2012-2013

Australian Development Scholarships

Australian scholarships
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are long term development awards administered by AusAID. ADS aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia's partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
The study and research opportunities provided by ADS develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

Scholarship benefits

ADS are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:
  • Full tuition fees.
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route.
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards as accommodation expenses, text books, study materials.
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by AusAID. From 1 January 2012, CLE payable to Scholars studying under an ADS is A$28,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student's basic medical costs (with the exception of pre existing conditions).
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training.
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar's academic success or enhance their academic experience.
  • Fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

Scholarship conditions

Applicants who want to accept an AusAID Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the Scholarship.
Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their Scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their Scholarship.

More information

American Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery 2014 is Now Open for Application Read more:

The Diversity Visa -DV lottery Program 2014 is now open for application. Online registration for the DV-2014 Program started on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). After the entry period opens October 2, early entry is highly recommended, and applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Review the DV Instructions below.
DV 2013 Entrants: Please keep your confirmation number until at least September 2013, even if you were not selected on May 1, 2012. The Department of State may select more DV 2013 entries on October 22, 2012 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).
Entry InstructionsDV lottery 2014
Please read the DV-2014 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. Use the link below to view the instructions.
Requirements for Entry
To enter the DV lottery 2014 program, you must be a native of one of the listed countries. See List Of Countries from instruction.
To enter the DV lottery 2014 program, you must meet either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program: you must have either a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform. The U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net OnLine database will be used to determine qualifying work experience.
Procedures for Submitting An Entry To DV-2014
The Department of State will only accept completed E-DV entry forms submitted electronically at during the registration period between noon, EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and noon, EDT (GMT-4), Saturday, November 3, 2012.
§ All entries by an individual will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for that individual is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. You may prepare and submit your own entry or have someone submit the entry for you. There are NO COSTS or FEES to register for the DV Program.
§ A registered entry that complies with submission instructions will result in a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number. You must print this confirmation screen for your records using the print function of your web browser and ensure that you retain your confirmation number.
Starting May 1, 2013, you will be able to check the status of your DV-2014 entry by returning to, clicking on Entrant Status Check, and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information. Entrant Status Check will be the sole means of informing you of your selection for DV-2014, providing instructions to you on how to proceed with your application, and notifying you of your appointment for your immigrant visa interview. Therefore, it is essential you retain your confirmation number.
Paper entries are no longer accepted. The sole method for entry to the 2014 Diversity Visa Program is through this electronic process.
Download Diversity Visa lottery_2014_Instructions (PDF)

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Nigerian Student Scholarships and Financial Aid Positions - Apply

2012 Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK
Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the various field at University of Sheffield, UK 2012 Study Subject(s):Any Course Level:Postgraduate Scholarship.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 Nigeria Management Scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK
The Management School offers Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the field of Management at University of Sheffield, UK 2012.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students in UK
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the third annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012-2013 Korean Government Scholarship for Master's or Doctoral Students, Korea
Korean Government invites International Students from Different Countries who wish to pursue a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Korea 2012.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Students at IFPRI, Nigeria
Postdoctoral Research position for international applicants at The International Food Policy Research Institute, Nigeria Study Subject(s):Development Strategy and Governance Course.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
BU Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship at Bournemouth University, 2012 UK
Taught postgraduate Scholarship for the applicants of Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia or Vietnam at Bournemouth University, 2012 UK Study Subject(s):Courses.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
16 AIR LIQUIDE International Scholarships for Masters Studies, France
Scholarships for students from Congo, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey or Ukraine for one year of studies in.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 Scholarship for International Students at University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Undergraduate and Masters Scholarship program for national and international students at University of Ilorin, Nigeria 2012 Study Subject(s):Any Subject Course.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Students, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
University of Ilorin offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for foreign nationals Applicants in various subject, Nigeria 2012 Study Subject(s):Applied Sciences (Engineering.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarships for Postgraduate Students, UK
Newcastle University offers Postgraduate for Nigerian Students, UK 2012 Study Subject(s):Courses offered by Newcastle University Course Level:Postgraduate Scholarship Provider: Newcastle.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
2012 International Excellence Regional Scholarships at Royal Holloway ,University of London, UK
International Scholarships for Bachelor and Masters Students from India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam students at Royal Holloway University.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Australian Government Scholarships (ADS) - Masters and PhD Scholarship in Agriculture for African Countries, Australia 2012-2013
Masters and PhD Scholarship in Agriculture for African Country citizens to study at an Australian university, Australia 2012-2013 Study Subject(s):Agriculture Course.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Call for Proposal: Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace at BecA HUB, Africa
Research Proposal in the field of Agriculture at Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA), Africa Study Subject(s):Agriculture Course Level:Research Scholarship.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
UK Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters Degree Courses 2012
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012



Non-EU/EEA countries


Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Management
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Construction Management and Engineering
Educational Science and Technology
Electrical Engineering
Embedded Systems
European Studies
Health Sciences
Human Media Interaction
Industrial Design Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Environmental and Energy Management
Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
Public Administration,
Science Education and Communication
Sustainable Energy Technology
Systems and Control




Twente University Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from non-EEA countries, applying for a graduate program (MSc) at the University of Twente.


To qualify for a UTS, candidates must Fulfill the following requirements:
Have been admitted to one of the above mentioned graduate program at University of Twente before December 15 for round 1 or March 15 for round 2
Have graduated with excellent results in their (under-) graduate programs, where excellency is based on overall CGPA
Comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa
Comply with the overall Academic IELTS English language test standard 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
Have the nationality from a non-EU/EEA country and not being eligible for a Dutch study grant
Have finished a possible pre-master at the University of Twente
Students who are not directly admitted to a master, but wants to start a 'pre-master' programs can already apply for a UTS. If they do not finish the pre-master with a CGPA of 7.5 out of 10, they can not be granted UTS. They must also comply with above mentioned requirements for UTS, including English language test scores.


15 December and 15 March each year.


There are two possible UTS amounts for one and two year study program for two year study program. The student can only chose and apply for one of these. The stated amounts are given per year of study.
The scholarship amounts from Which the student will chose by application are
€ 22,500 two year master program
€ 20,000 one year master programs
€ 12,500 two year master program
€ 10,000 one year master programs
exception on these amounts are made ​​for the two year study programPhilosophy of Science, Technology and Society , a non-technical study, for Which the following scholarship amounts to be chosen from: large scholarship = 20.000 € = 10.000 € small


You can only be nominated for a UTS by your faculty, and on condition you are (provisionally) admitted to the MSc program you registered for.
To obtain the application form please send an email to scholarship [at] with the following information:
your name and student number
The Master program you are admitted to

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program 2012-2013

Maryland Higher Education Commission Office of Student Financial Assistance 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 800-974-1024
Fax: 410-260-3200

Purpose of award: To assist graduate and professional students who can demonstrate financial need.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, legal residents of the state of Maryland and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must contact the financial aid office of the institution attending and request to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship. Grants can only be used at the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore CUMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine or certain Maryland institutions offering a master's degree in nursing or social work.
Target applicant: Graduate school students
Adult students
Minimum GPA: None
Amount: $1,000-$5,000.
Number of awards: Varies
Deadline: Varies.
How to apply: Complete the FAFSA and contact the financial aid office.

Guy M. Wilson Scholarship 2012-2013

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: 517-371-4720 x25
Fax: 517-371-2401

Purpose of award: To aid students who are the sons or daughters of veterans who plan to attend a Michigan college.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.
Target applicant: High school students
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500.
Number of awards: Varies
Deadline: January 5.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
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