2015 CIMO Fellowships Programme for Doctoral Level study in Finland.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.


Eligiblity Requirements:

  • The programme is open for applicants from all countries.
  • The primary target group in the CIMO Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university .
  • Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.


Scholarship Worth:

  • The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1500 euros.
  • The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person.
  • No additional allowance for housing is paid.
  • Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.

When to apply

  • There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times.
  • However, please note that applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.

How to apply

  • The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university – Check the ‘Doctoral Admissions‘ Section for further information
  • You are also advised to visit the Finnish universities’ own websites for info on Doctoral level study and research options.
  • Fill Out the Application Form
  • The following attachments are required for a CIMO Fellowship application:
    • A motivation letter from the applicant (the hosting university), max 1 page
    • Complete CV of the scholarship candidate
    • Research plan (3-5 pages)

    Two printed and signed copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to the following address:

  • CIMO, PO Box 343, 00531 Helsinki. Please mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”.

Download the Application Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CIMO Fellowships programme



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