Fulbright Finland Foundation

Together Shaping the Future

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The Fulbright Finland Foundation is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. With the purpose of promoting a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States, the Foundation collaborates with a range of government, foundation, university and corporate partners on both sides of the Atlantic to design and manage study and research scholarships, leadership development programs and internationalization services.

Fulbright to the United States?

Alumni of the ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant and Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant scholarship programs who have completed master's and doctoral studies and research in the United States explain why it is worth applying for a Fulbright scholarship.


Scholarships and leadership development programs have been at the core of our work from the very beginning. The Fulbright Finland Foundation awards grants to researchers, students, teachers and other professionals. Additionally, we respond to thousands of client contacts annually regarding U.S. and Finnish higher education systems.

Supporting Higher Education Since 1949

We support the internationalization of education and research in Finland, and help U.S. and Finnish institutions create linkages. We organize for instance themed study tours to the United States for Finnish higher education experts and to Finland for U.S. professionals, run the highly popular Fulbright Speaker Program, the Fulbright Dialogues series, and the Transatlantic Roundtables, as well as organize several national Fulbright Seminars every year.

Alumni Are Our Asset

Our strategic asset is the alumni. Approximately 5 900 students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals from Finland and the U.S. have received a grant from us since the inception of our programs in 1949. As a result, there is a large and growing alumni network in both countries. We invite new grantees to join this network, an unparalleled edge in research, job searching, and mentoring.

Board of Directors and Staff

The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Finland Foundation consists of eight members appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the U.S. Embassy in Finland. The U.S. Ambassador to Finland serves as the Honorary Chair of the Board. The Foundation’s CEO leads the Helsinki based office with a staff of eleven.

Broad Funding Base

The Foundation is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the U.S. Department of State, the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund, private foundations, Finnish and U.S. higher education institutions, alumni of the Fulbright Finland programs, and private donors. Vast majority of the core funding originates from Finland.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.