AYY has three different scholarships:
- Exchange scholarship
- Community scholarship
- Study scholarship
In addition, AYY provides certain field-specific scholarships.
The allocation of scholarships and the scoring criteria for applications are defined in the Scholarship Regulation and the scoring guidelines for community activities.
Intended for Aalto University degree students going on exchange. Can be applied for before, during or after the exchange. The applicant’s activity in the community and their study performance are taken into account when scholarships are awarded. In recent years, the scholarship amount has varied between €300–800, depending on where the exchange takes place.
Intended for student union members who have been active in the community. The applicant’s activity in the community is taken into account when scholarships are awarded. The amount of the scholarship is €500.
Intended for student union members who have been active in the community and managed to successfully combine their studies and student life. The applicant’s activity in the community and their study performance are taken into account when scholarships are awarded. The amount of the scholarship is €500.
In the spring, all scholarship categories (exchange, study and community scholarships) are awarded.
In the autumn, only exchange scholarships are awarded.
<Scholarship application> Application round closes at 11.55 pm on 1 Nov 2023.
The applications are processed by the Scholarship Distribution Committees. More information is available from Allowance Specialist Pekka Pirkola (pekka.pirkola[at]ayy.fi).
Latest granted scholarships and other important appendices and guidelines:
Frequently asked questions
Exchange scholarships can be applied for twice a year, every spring and every autumn. An exchange scholarship can be applied for before or during the exchange or, at the latest, in the application round following the return home.
Yes, you can. If you are awarded a scholarship but your exchange is cancelled, you just have to pay back the scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the Scholarship Regulation and the scoring guidelines for community activities. You can read the regulation and guidelines on AYY scholarship site. The Scholarship Distribution Committees process applications based on these guidelines.
Scholarships are applied for with an application form that is open during the scholarship application periods. The application form can be found on AYY scholarship site. The application period of the spring takes place in March–April, and the autumn applications can be submitted in October–November. The more specific application period is announced on AYY channels and updated on the website.
Decisions are made and published by the end of May for the spring and by the end of December for the autumn. All applicants are personally informed of the decision, and the names of scholarship recipients are published on the AYY website.
The scholarships are mainly aimed at student union members who are completing a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree at Aalto University.