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Research stations are currently not receiving grant holders. It is not possible to reserve visits before the end of the exceptional situation (13 April, 2020), after which the university will provide information on any changed policies. The spring grant application round will be cancelled, but students who have already received the Grant (November 2019 application round) will also be able to postpone their visit to autumn term 2020 depending on the availabilities of the research stations. The duration of the Grant is therefore extended until the end of 2020.

The aim of the grant is to promote the finalizing of the master’s thesis by providing for an intensive thesis writing period at one of the field stations of the University. The grant is meant for those students that are close to the end of their thesis work. The field stations are located in Hyytiälä, Kilpisjärvi, Lammi, Tvärminne and Värriö.

You can apply for the grant if you are a basic-degree student at the University of Helsinki and you have not been awarded the grant before. The grant is applied for one week and it includes full room and board at the field stations.

Apply via the electronic application system Aava. The application round takes place twice a year, in spring and autumn. The next application round is in November 2020. The grant received in that round can be used in January-June 2021. Applicants will be notified of the grant decision within three to four weeks after the application period ends and a list of the grantees is sent to the field stations.

If you receive a grant you have to contact the field station yourself to book the stay and decide the exact dates for using the grant. Please notice that at certain times during the year the field stations can be very busy (May–September) and there might not be space for any grantees at the stations. The grant must be used during the period of time it has been awarded for. Grant recipients are also responsible for handling their transportation to and from the station. The grant does not cover travel costs.

You can find more information about the field stations on their websites:

In addition to Get your master´s thesis written! grant study programmes may also have own grants aimed for their own students. You can find information about these grants from this article when you are logged in.