Scholarships & Awards

The Turku Finnish University Society awards Scholarships to Degree Students at the University of Turku

The Turku Finnish University Society invites scholarship applications from degree students at the University of Turku who are at the final stages of their studies. The scholarships will be awarded from the Valto Takala Foundation. The application period is open from the 1st of November to the 30th of November, 2023. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant´s study success and the description of the Master´s Thesis. The multidisciplinarity of the University of Turku will also be observed when ranking the applications.

The scholarships are to be awarded to degree students at the University of Turku, and are intended for purposes that enhance the completion of the applicant´s Master’s Thesis. Thus, you may apply for research expenses (such as interlibrary loans, copies and printouts), travel expenses, or overall living expenses (such as cost of rent). At the time of submitting the application, the applicant must be a degree student at the University of Turku.

Each individual scholarship to be awarded amounts to 1 000 euros. The total sum open for scholarships within this application round is 25 000 euros. The decision on the awarded scholarships will be made by March 2024 whereafter a list of successful applicants will be announced via email.

The online application form will be closed on the 30th of November 2023 at 23.59 (i.e. 11.59 p.m.).

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Coordinator Eeva-Maria Soikkanen at yliopistoseura@utu.fi

The Turku Finnish University Society invites scholarship applications from degree students at the University of Turku who are at the final stages of their studies.

The Phoenix Science Award

The Turku Finnish University Society has established a new science award for a scholar or a research group from Turku. The Phoenix Science Award is 50 000 euro and it is open for nominations from all fields of science.

The award is given as an acknowledgement for notable scientific work. The purpose of the award is to highlight the significance of academic work and encourage new creative research in the Turku Region.

An individual person or a society had a chance to nominate a scholar or a research group. The Board of the University Society and selected experts will decide the winner of the award based on the nominations.

The first Phoenix science award of the Turku Finnish University Society was granted 2017 in the University Society’s centenary celebration to Academy Professor Virpi Lummaa for her significant and creative interdisciplinary research on evolution.