Tuition fees

Tuition fees in Finland

Tuition fees in Finland are affordable compared to 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 10 000 EUR per year. 

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 each university and study program, master’s studies usually last from 1 year to 2 years and bachelor’s studies usually last from 3.5 years to 4 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 only organized through Edunation. 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
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation and other living costs
  • Other study-related costs (e.g. course books, unless indicated otherwise in the program description)

Bachelor’s degree

UniversityStarting from
Arcada University of Applied Sciences6000 € / year
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences 8500 € / year
Helsinki School of Business4705 € / term
Häme University of Applied Sciences8700 € / year
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences6000 € / year
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences10 000 € / year
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences9700 € / year
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences6800 € / year
Turku University of Applied Sciences11 000 € / year

Master’s degree

UniversityStarting from
Arcada University of Applied Sciences9000 € / year
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences 9500 € / year
Helsinki School of Business15 000 € / whole program
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 10 000 € / year
LUT University11 000 € / year

Exemption from tuition fees

However, the applicants do not need to pay tuition fees if they have:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the 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.

Service fee

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 Edunation’s terms and conditions.


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