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Hanken School of Economics Master’s Degree Program Premium Scholarship

The Hanken School of Economics is offering two scholarships to students from developing countries to join the Hanken two-year Master’s Degree program in the academic year 2023-2024 in Finland. Eligible candidates are degree students enrolled at GBSN members schools from developing countries as of 3 January 2023, and alumni with a university degree from a school located in the countries listed below as of 13 January 2023.

Two successful candidates will receive the Hanken Premium Scholarship, which covers full tuition fee for two years (equivalent to 15000 EUR/year) and 8000 EUR/year for living expenses. 

The application period is 3-17 January 2024 15:00 (GMT +2)

General Information

The Hanken School of Economics is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.

A Master’s degree from Hanken provides you the opportunity to specialize in your field of interest, be it Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Humanitarian Logistics, or even IP Law. 

The Hanken Master’s Program in a nutshell:

  • The MSc in Economics and Business Administration is a two-year leadership and business program 
  • Master’s programs are taught entirely in English. In addition, you can choose a track to specialize in a certain field. We strongly encourage you to go abroad on an exchange.

When you have completed a Master’s Degree at Hanken, you will have a higher education degree in which you have gained a thorough knowledge of your major subject or programme from an academic point of view as well as relevant for your future career.


Hanken alumni are well-placed on the job market holding leading positions both nationally and globally. Your studies at Hanken prepare you for a future career in e.g. financial advisory or management, consulting, auditing, industry, media, public administration or non-profit organizations. You will also be well-equipped to continue with PhD studies in Finland or abroad.

Master’s Programmes at Hanken
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Governance and Commercial Law
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • International Strategy and Sustainability
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Management (Vaasa)

Premium Scholarship for GBSN High Potentials from Developing Countries

Graduate-level students currently studying at or alumni of GBSN member schools in developing countries are invited to apply for the Premium Scholarship at the Hanken School of Economics.

Candidates from GBSN member schools in the following countries are eligible to apply:



South Africa

The Hanken School of Economics will extend up to two premium scholarships to its 2-year Master’s Program to students applying from GBSN Member Schools located in developing countries. The premium scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition fee for two years (equivalent to 15000 EUR/year)
  • 8,000 EUR per year for living expenses

To be considered as a GBSN Scholar for the Premium Scholarship, candidates must be a student or alum of a GBSN member school by January 3, 2024. 

How to Apply?

Please read the instructions carefully and take into consideration the specialization/track-specific requirements!

The Hanken Premium Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic excellence.

Applying for the scholarships is integrated with the application for Master’s Degree studies. Please visit the application portal in order to apply the Master’s Degree program.

The application period is 3-17 January 2024 15:00 (GMT +2)

Admission Requirements

The Hanken Premium Scholarship offers you great opportunities to specialize in your field of interest.


For questions related to the admissions requirements and the admissions process, please contact masters@hanken.fi. For specific questions regarding the academic aspects or content of the majors, see contact information under each major.

About Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. Our research is of an international high standard and is the foundation for all education. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 800 alumni working in more than 70 countries. The study environment is international and we have campuses in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.