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 grants for language training abroad are available for application annually, usually in February. More information is provided on the website of the Faculty of Communication Sciences.

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

The application period is continuous.
 
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

The University of Tampere finances cost-share scholarships together with 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

Students travelling abroad for an exchange or internship period are eligible to apply for additional financial support if they have underage dependants (family grant) or if they suffer from a mental or physical illness or disability that will cause additional expenses during the trip (accessibility grant). The family grant can be awarded in the amount of €200 per month upon application. Students applying for the accessibility grant must estimate the extent of the extra costs, which serve as the basis for the decision on the grant amount. The signed application form must be submitted with the appropriate appendices (doctor’s certificate  for accessibility grant applicants) to the International Office (A129, main building) well in advance – however, no later than one month before the beginning of the exchange period.

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.

Erasmus

Apply for the accessibility grant through the university’s Erasmus Coordinator Noora Maja. 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

FIRST and north2north exchange

Apply for the accessibility grant through Coordinator of International Education Sari Hyttinen.

Nordplus exchange

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.

 

Further information:

Leena Uski, Coordinator of International Education

Centre for International Education

Main Building A114

+358 40 190 1533

leena.uski@staff.uta.fi

intoffice@uta.fi

Grant amounts

Mobility programmes

 

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.

 

FIRST GRANT FOR THE 2017–2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Grant (euros): 250/month

The grant is provided for a maximum of 4.5 months.

The final half-month instalment (€125) will be paid once the travel report has been submitted.

 

NORDPLUS

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)
200/month
Travel grant
1300
660
Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia 330

 

NORTH2NORTH/UARCTIC

Study period abroad (month) Scholarship (euros)
1000
1500
Travel grants
The travel grants are paid in two parts: the first part is paid before departure and the second once the travel report has been submitted.
  1st instalment 2nd instalment Total (euros)
400 100 500
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.

 

Destination Grant (euros)
  Duration 1. instalment 2. instalment Total
Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland Semester 1300 200 1500
Academic year 1800 200 2000
Asia (except China, India and Vietnam), Africa, Latin America, Middle East and North-America Semester 1800 200 2000
Academic year 2300 200 2500
China, India and Vietnam Semester 1300 200 1500
Academic year 1800 200 2000
Short Courses
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)
500
(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.