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University of Helsinki Funds

These pages include information about grants offered byt the UH Funds and the application process. You can find more information about other grants offered by the university in Instructions for students.

Grant applications

The University of Helsinki Funds (in Finnish) offers grants and scholarships only to students and researchers of the University of Helsinki (the only exception is The Cooperative Teaching and Research Fund). All applications and recommendations are registered using the electronic application system Aava.

The travel grants for doctoral students More detailed information for each of the graduate schools can be found for example on doctoral schools and programmes´ pages.

The application round for the year 2019 will open in January 2019.

The applications are evaluated according to the uniform evaluation criteria of the University of Helsinki Funds. Individual funds may in addition have their own points of emphasis, which are mentioned in the fund application texts.

You can ask more information about donations and bequests from the university Donor Relations.

Information concerning grant applications 2018
Instructions for applying
Evaluation criteria
Frequently asked questions
Awarded grants 2017

Supporting research, teaching and studying

The University of Helsinki Funds includes over 200 funds founded by our alumni, friends and other supporters. All the disciplines have their own funds used to finance research projects, researchers and students of their own discipline. In addition to the discipline-specific funds, the university also has cause-specific and general funds. Funds have been donated to the University of Helsinki the past centuries. The oldest known fund from is founded on the will of liutenant Erik Ekestubbe. Today, the historical fund from 1745 is part of the agriculture and forestry fund. 375th anniversary campaign Best for the World has more than 1000 donors who have donated more than 35 million euros. You can find more information about making of donations and the funds on the donor information page. Every donation is a valuable gift to support researchers and students.

See the video from the Annual Celebration of the Funds in 2017 (in Finnish).

Schol­ar­ship Pro­gramme

The scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA who want to do a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki. Grants can be applied for while applying to the University of Helsinki’s Masters’ programmes.