Funding Studies Abroad
What kind of grants are available?
The University of Tampere supports students travelling abroad for exchange studies or an internship by providing a variety of grants. In addition to the grants listed below, it is a good idea to find out about the grant programmes of other organisations.
PLEASE NOTE! The university does not issue grants for courses provided by commercial organisations (e.g. Asia Exchange) or for other independently obtained study places.
More information on grants related to work placements is provided in the section Internship abroad.
Students going abroad via the university’s exchange agreements and programmes will receive a travel grant or a programme-specific grant.
Grants for language training abroad in language and translation studies
The grant is intended for degree programme students of language and translation studies for the purpose of completing the mandatory practical language training abroad. The grant is available for group trips organised by study subjects and the language training trips of individual students. However, students leaving for independent practical training abroad are not eligible to receive the university’s travel grant simultaneously with the language training grant. The language training grant can only be awarded once for practical training in a single language.
Travel grants for work placements obtained independently
A travel grant can be applied for by bachelor’s and master’s degree students going abroad for an work placement period of at least three months.
On a case-by-case basis, providing a grant to the following kinds of students for an independently obtained study place can be considered:
Language students: the precondition is that the training period is mandatory and the faculty cannot offer student exchange placements lasting longer than three months in a country where the target language is spoken. English students are given priority. The grant cannot be provided simultaneously with the language training grant provided by the student’s own faculty. Those completing a language training period lasting less than three months may only apply for the language training grant provided by their own faculty.
The amount of the travel grant depends on the country of destination. If the student has previously received a grant for a work placement abroad, the full grant is not usually provided.
After the placement period, the student must submit a travel report for the International Office that describes and evaluates the training abroad. See instructions on submitting a travel report.
Contact person: Head of Financial Aid Office Eini Mäkelä
University travel grant application form, pdf
Grants financed together by the University of Tampere and the Fulbright Center
- ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow: grant for six months of doctoral research in the United States
- ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for Junior Scholar: grant for at least four months of research in the United States for scholars who have completed their doctorate
Fulbright contact person at the University of Tampere: Coordinator of International Education Laura Lalu.
Special support for exchange and internship periods abroad
More information is available on the Finnish National Agency for Education’s page on the accessibility grant.
Application form, pdf PLEASE NOTE! If your student exchange will be arranged through the exchange programmes mentioned below, do not fill in this form. Instead, contact the person listed for the programme in question. In applying for a family grant, everyone must adhere to the application procedure specified above.
Apply for the accessibility grant through the university’s Erasmus Coordinator. The lowest possible accessibility grant for Erasmus students is €200. After the exchange/internship period, the student must provide the receipts related to the use of the accessibility grant to the University of Tampere. Any possible excess grant paid will be reclaimed retroactively.
Additional instructions on the accessibility grant for students travelling abroad for an Erasmus exchange or internship period, pdf
Apply for the accessibility grant through Coordinator of International Education Igor Tanskanen.
Apply for the accessibility grant through Coordinator of International Education Leena Uski.
Mobility grants for short study periods abroad in summer 2018
Are you a Bachelor- or Master-level degree student at UTA? Will you participate in a summer school abroad or take an intensive course arranged by a partner university of UTA in June, July or August 2018? If yes, you can apply for a travel grant of 500 euros regardless of the destination country. The partner universities of UTA are listed in the Study Guide under the title Exchange destinations. In case of sufficient funds, grants may also be given secondarily for participation in courses arranged by universities other than UTA’s partners.
The grant will be paid after the study period abroad. To be eligible for the grant, you will have to
- have the credits from the foreign university recognized and transferred to your degree
- write your report on the study period abroad according to the instructions given by the Centre for International Education and submit the report one month after the end of the study period at the latest
You can apply for the travel grant when you have been accepted to the study period abroad, on 15 October at the latest. The grant will be paid to your bank account when your credits completed abroad are in the UTA study register and when your travel report has been accepted at the Centre for International Education.You will apply to the summer school or to the intensive course by yourself. The university organising the studies may reduce the participation fee if UTA officially nominates you for the studies in question. If you need an official nomination letter, please contact the UTA coordinator responsible for student mobility with your destination university.
Instructions for writing and submitting your travel report
Include in your travel report at least the following information:
- your name and the country of destination
- start date and end date of your study period abroad
- the institution organising your studies abroad
- arrangements before leaving Finland
- arrangements at and services provided by the organising institution
- other topics of interest, e.g. weather conditions, living costs, food, opportunities for recreation and travelling in other parts of the country of destination
- recognition of your studies abroad as part of your degree at UTA
- significance of your study period abroad in terms of your future career.
The travel reports will be published on the website of the university and parts of them may be quoted in material advertising student mobility. If you don't allow this, please tell it in the cover message. If you wish, you can send us photos for the website of the university, for Facebook and for brochures.
Leena Uski, Coordinator of International Education
Centre for International Education
Main Building A114
+358 40 190 1533
ERASMUS+ STUDENT EXCHANGE GRANT FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
€340/month and €11,33/day for days exceeding full months
Iceland, Ireland, UK, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden and Denmark
€290/month and €9,66/day for days exceeding full months
|The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary and Estonia|
The first instalment is 80% of the total grant. The remaining 20% will be paid in the second instalment, unless the duration of the exchange period changes.
Only studies completed during the exchange institute’s semesters will be counted as periods of study, and the duration must be verified at the end of the exchange with a signed Letter of Confirmation form.
ERASMUS+ WORK PLACEMENT GRANT FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
€530/month and €17.66/day for days exceeding full months
Iceland, Ireland, UK, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden and Denmark
|€480/month and €16/day for days exceeding full months||The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary and Estonia|
|Individual Erasmus work placement periods exceeding 6 months will not be supported during the academic year 2018-2019.|
The table amounts are maximums. The grants provided vary between networks. The grant portion for the final month (€200) will be paid once the travel report has been submitted.
|Study period abroad||Grant (euros)|
|Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia||
NORTH2NORTH / UARCTIC 2017-2018
The north2north grant has two parts, a study grant and a travel grant. The north2north grant, excludes the UTA travel grant
|Study period abroad (months)||Study grant (euros)|
The travel grant is paid in two instalments: the first before departure and the second once the travel report has been submitted. The travel report will be published on the north2north website.
|1. instalment||2. instalment||Travel grant (euros)|
|Murmansk and the Nordic countries||400||100||500|
|Other regions (North America)||800||200||1000|
Travel grants 2018-2019
UNIVERSITY- AND FACULTY-LEVEL EXCHANGE NOT INVOLVING A PROGRAMME-SPECIFIC GRANT
The travel grant is paid in two instalments: the first before departure and the second once the travel report has been submitted.
|Duration||1. instalment||2. instalment||Total|
|Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland||Semester||1300||200||1500|
|Asia (except China, India and Vietnam), Africa, Latin America and North America||Semester||1800||200||2000|
|Middle East, China, India and Vietnam||Semester||1300||200||1500|
|Nordic Centre in India||1000
(500 euros travel grant and
500 euros for course fee)
|Nordic Centre at Fudan University (China)||300
(courses lasting less than two weeks)
(courses lasting at least two weeks)
Accessibility grant and family grant
ACCESSIBILITY GRANT AND FAMILY GRANT
|Family grant||Usually no more than €1,000.|
Student financial aid
- Apply for student financial aid for your exchange studies and internship abroad with Kela.
- Information on exchange study certificates to be appended to the financial aid application can be found in the section Instructions for exchange students.