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.

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.

As the tuition fee varies between universities, we have listed the tuition fees for each university below.

  • Tuition fees

    Bachelor’s degrees

    • Arcada University of Applied Sciences: 6000 € per academic year
    • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences: 8500 €  per academic year for Bachelor of Business Administration programs; 9500 € per academic year for Bachelor of Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Sports Studies programs
    • Helsinki School of Business: 4705 € per term
    • Häme University of Applied Sciences: 8700 € per academic year
    • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences: 6000 € per academic year
    • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences: 10 000 € to 12 000 € per academic year
    • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences: 9700 per academic year
    • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences: 6 800 € per academic year
    • Turku University of Applied Sciences: 11 000 € per academic year

    Master’s degrees

    • Arcada University of Applied Sciences: 9 000 € to 11 000 € for the whole program
    • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences: 9500 € per academic year
    • Helsinki School of Business: 15 000 € for the whole program
    • Lappeenranta University of Technology: 11 000 € per academic year
    • Metropolia of University of Applied Science: 10 000 € to 12 000 € per academic year

    For more information about the tuition fees, please check each respective university.

  • 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.

  • Not included in the fee
    • Flights
    • Visa
    • Insurance
    • Accommodation and other living costs
    • Other study-related costs (e.g. course books, unless indicated otherwise in the program description)

Study cost and return on investment

As previously said, Finland is an affordable option compared to many other popular study destinations. While the annual tuition fees and living costs are below those of other countries, the average net monthly salary graduates receive upon graduation is actually higher than in many other countries. Therefore, the return on investment is roughly five years, as shown in the table below.


study cost in Finland

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