Talouteni.fi 2019 Scholarship for Nordic Students Going Abroad

Päivitetty: 03. maaliskuuta 2020


This year's scholarship application period has ended - thank you to all who applied!

Talouteni Scholarship for Nordic Students Going Abroad

Talouteni Scholarship For a Nordic Student Going Abroad - Winner for 2019

Talouteni.fi wants to thank all of the students who participated in our scholarship. We received more than 170 qualified applications across the Nordic countries, which made the selection process for the winner all the more difficult. The final choice was based on the most comprehensive and reflective essay, as well as the overall profile of the applicants.

The winner for Talouteni.fi Scholarship 2019 is Simbarashe Takawira

We are happy to announce Simbarashe Takawira as the winner of the Talouteni.fi scholarship. He is a Masters student in Sweden, and is doing an exchange period in Belgium. His clear and thorough answers to the questions required for the essay, as well as his enthusiastic attitude in promoting the Nordic Countries during his previous and current exchange studies were among the reasons that he was chosen to be this year’s winner.

“Through my interactions with fellow students, both in formal and informal settings, I took it upon myself to act as a global ambassador for both Sweden and other Nordic countries.

[...] My study abroad experience has shown me that a strong investment in educational infrastructure - i.e. universities and colleges - is one way that a country or region can become truly global. The United States and England have become citadels of knowledge, as they have managed to attract top talent from across the world to study at their esteemed institutions of higher learning. Education facilitates the sharing of ideas and promotes understanding of other cultures. Through my study abroad experience, I will also seek to market Nordic institutions of higher learning.”

Talouteni.fi congratulates Simbarashe and wishes all the best for his exchange!

About Talouteni.fi

We at Talouteni.fi strive to make the financial world more transparent and easy to understand. We want to help people find the best loans and other financial products, so that they can focus on the more important things in life. On our website you can read more about the different loans that you can compare on our site, for example flexible loans (joustoluotto), fast loans (lainaa heti ) and car loans (autolaina). We also write about topics related to economy on our blog. 

All of this would not be possible without our multicultural team which makes sure that we always have different perspectives on what matters most for our users.

Unity Through Diversity - Our Mission

The world is constantly getting more and more integrated, and Finland is part of the process. Being a small nation, it is important for us to look beyond our borders to share and gain knowledge, and our Nordic neighbours are in the same situation. That is why we at Talouteni.fi want to support Nordic students who are broadening their horizons by going abroad

Therefore we are very happy to announce our scholarship of 500€ to support a Nordic student going abroad. (Approximately 561.04 USD as of March 8th 2019)

Eligibility Criteria

These are the prerequisites that must be met to be eligible for the Scholarship:

The scholarship is open to candidates from:

  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Norway

All participants must be enrolled at an accredited Nordic post-secondary educational institution within 2019.

Consent Form

All applicants are required to indicate their acceptance through the consent form  and send it along with their application.

Read about the scholarship privacy notice here.

Application Process 

The application should include the following documentation:


1. Transcripts or similar proof that the application is currently enrolled at an accredited nordic university.
2. Curriculum Vitae or resumé.
3. An essay outlining the importance of going abroad.
4. Consent form

Essay Requirements

The essay should answer the following two questions:

Answer the Following Questions in the Essay:

1. How do you think your experience going abroad will contribute to making the Nordic countries more global?

2. Why do you think you deserve the scholarship?

Furthermore, the essay should be written in English and consist of no more than 1,000 words.

All documents are to be submitted in Microsoft Word Document or PDF format. The essay must be written by the applicant and must be 100% original.

All documents must be submitted via email at scholarship@talouteni.fi. The subject line must contain “Scholarship Application + Your name”.


The application deadline is 31st October 2019 midnight UTC (+01:00). The winner is to be announced on 2nd of December 2019.

Selection Process

All the applications and essays will be reviewed by committee within the company. The final decision will be based on a total evaluation of the applicant profile and also according to the most well-written, reflective, and comprehensive essay.

Contact information

Talouteni.fi - www.talouteni.fi

Email: scholarship@talouteni.fi

Attn: Scholarship Committee