Tuition fees

Tuition fees in Finland are affordable compared to the fees in many other countries. Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, yet the average tuition fee is only around 6 000 to 12 000 EUR per academic year. Most universities also offer scholarships. You can find the exact tuition fee on our university page.

University in Finland

Tuition fee/Year

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences 6000 €
Seinäjöki University of Applied Sciences 7000 €
Arcada University of Applied Sciences 8500 €/10 000€/11 000€
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences 9500 €/10 500€
LUT University 9500 €/10 000€
Häme University of Applied Sciences 9700 €
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 10 000 €/11 000€/12 000€
Turku University of Applied Sciences 10 500 €/11 500€
Hanken School of Economics 12 500 €

University in Europe

Tuition fee/Year

Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences 5120 €/5360 €
University of Limerick 10 000€ to 16 000€
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Scholarship

A scholarship is an award of financial aid given to a student for the purpose of furthering the student’s education. Scholarships are usually awarded based on criteria’s such as academic performance, diversity, field of study, country of origin or any other purposes deemed necessary by the donor or founder of the award.

If you know good scholarship programs, feel free to suggest it to us!

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Universities and universities of applied sciences in Finland charge tuition fees from students who are non-EU/EEA citizens. These fees are charged for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees that are taught in languages other than Finnish or Swedish.

Depending on the university and study program, bachelor’s studies usually last from 3.5 years to 4 years and master’s studies from 1.5 year to 2 years.

Whether you apply through Edunation or directly to the university, you pay the same amount of tuition. However, there are degree programs with unique specializations that are organized only by Edunation and the teaching is provided by one of Edunation’s partner universities. For those programs the tuition fee might differ from the university’s tuition fee.

Note: The items not included in the tuition fee are
  • Flights
  • Residence permit
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation and other living costs
  • Other study-related costs (e.g. course books, unless indicated otherwise in the program description)

However, you don’t need to pay tuition fees if you have:

  • Passport or identity card indicating citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

If you have one of these documents, you need to submit a copy of it when you are applying.

Edunation charges a service fee of 100 EUR from students who apply through Edunation to Edunation’s partner universities. Included in the fee are Edunation’s customer service and support services during and after admission. More information about the fee can be found in the terms and conditions.

Many universities have introduced scholarship programs for incoming international students who are required to pay tuition fees.

A number of governmental and non-governmental bodies, including educational charities, provide financial assistance to a range of students seeking education abroad. You can also approach commercial and industrial companies in the fields related to your specialization.

There might be scholarships, grants and student loans provided by your local government as well. Inquire about the different options from the Ministry of Education in your own country.

The competition for scholarships are often hard as there is a limited number of awards, however, it is always worthwhile applying for the ones relevant to you. You should begin your research early on as some scholarships require you to apply a year before your courses starts.

Although the competition for a scholarship might be hard, a couple of days of work can potentially generate a significant reduction in your tuition fee. Many students often think they don’t have a chance, thus the scholarship recipients are usually students who were willing to put the time and effort in the application.

Most universities in Finland have a scholarship program that covers tuition fees for up to 50%. Below are listed Edunation’s partner universities that offer scholarships. Find more information about the amount of the scholarship and the requirements under each university.

Apart from university scholarships, there are also other private and government scholarships offered for international students. Here we have listed a few.

  • You can apply for an Erasmus scholarship through the Erasmus Mundus for full degree studies. However, the number of scholarships and the universities they offer it for is limited. At the moment, LUT University is the only Edunation partner university taking part in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. More information about the scholarship can be found here.
  • educations.com is offering a scholarship of up to 5000 EUR to study a master’s degree at a university in Europe. The scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2020 semester and is open to students of any nationality. Their ideal candidate is someone who is globally-minded and motivated to make positive change in the world. Learn more and apply on the educations.com website.