Who has to pay?
Finnish universities have recently introduced tuition fees. The fees are only applicable to new master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA countries who start their studies in autumn 2017.
Who will not have to pay?
• The fees are not applicable to exchange or doctoral students
• EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse / children)
• Students who are already residing in Finland or another EU country on a permanent basis (i.e. are equivalent to EU citizens)
Size of fee
The fee is 8 000 per academic year. The fee will be equal for all Master-level programmes.
How do I pay the fee?
The fee can be paid via bank transfer.
The fee can be paid in two instalments.
The first instalment has to be paid at the end of July, before starting studies. The second instalment is due in January.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
Students required to pay tuition fees may apply for a scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.
How much is a scholarship?
All students subject to tuition fees and starting their studies in autumn 2017 will be granted a
scholarship of 4 000 euros. This means that you will only have to pay
half of your tuition.
In addition, one-fourth of the students admitted will receive a scholarship covering 100 % of the tuition.
| Number of students
| 1/4 of accepted students
|| 8 000 euros
| 3/4 of accepted studenst
|| 4 000 euros
Students who proceed in their studies in the given time and complete at least 55 ECTS credits during their first year, will be automatically granted a scholarship for the second year of studies.
How to apply
Scholarships can be applied for on the application for a study place. There is no need to fill out any additional forms.
Scholarship are granted in the form of a tuition waiver.
Sufficient funds to support living in Finland (residence permit)
In order to receive a residence permit, you must have sufficient funds to live in Finland. The amount required is based on the cost of living.
A student must have available:
• 6,720 € per year, or
• 560 € per each month he/she will be staying in Finland.
Detailed information on the residence permit requirements can be found on the pages of the Finnish Immigration Service.
Student Union membership fee
All degree students are automatically members of the Student Union and can benefit from a number of services and discounts. Please see the information on the membership fee for the current academic year on the Student Union’s website. Membership in the Union is voluntary for exchange and doctoral students.
Estimated monthly budget
In Finland, the general cost of living is approximately the same as in other EU countries. In the north of Finland living expenses are usually lower than in the south. Living expenses in Rovaniemi for a student average 600–900 € per month. Following is the estimated monthly budget for a master's degree student:
Rent 140–450 €
Food 250 €
Transportation 50 €
Leisure, other expenses 130 €
Total 570–880 €
Leisure activities in Rovaniemi
|| PRICE (approx)
|| 6.50 € - 14 €
| Ski lift pass (1 hour - 1 day)
|| 17.00 € - 29.75 €
| Sports pass (Student union)
25 € / semester or 35 € academic year
|| 3.70 € - 4.60 € (with stident card)
| Fast food meals
|| 5 - 9 €
| Eating out (restaurants)
|| 10 € - 20 € or more
| Club cover charges
|| 0 € - 5 €
Example prices for food and study supplys at the University
|| PRICE (approx)
| Lunch (with student card)
|| 2.60 €
| Coffee / Tea
|| 1.10 € - 1.60 €
| Hot Chocolate
|| 1.40 €
| Beverage (0,5l)
|| 2.20 €
|| 0.90 €
|| 1.50 - 3 €
|| 0.80 €
|| 1.10 €
| Copy paper
|| 4.90 € / 500 sheets