The intended use of the scholarship during the state of emergency coursed by the Russian attack on Ukraine is as follows:

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) awards scholarships for Finno-Ugric post-graduate students and researchers whose native tongue is one of the Finno-Ugric languages spoken in Russia or who has a command similar to a native speaker and has a Finno-Ugric family background.

They must not have any affiliation with Russian or Belarussian universities or research institutions.

These scholarships can be applied also by Finno-Ugric post-graduate students and researchers who have affiliation with other than Russian or Belarussian universities.

The scholarships for kindred peoples for post-graduate studies or research in a Finnish university or a research centre can be applied for a period of 1 to 12 months. Scholarships are also available for visits of 1 to 4 weeks.