Be prepared for costs of studying and living
Finnish universities have introduced tuition fees. The fees are applicable to new master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA countries who have started their studies in autumn 2017 or later. The fee is 8,000 euros per academic year and equal for all Master-level programmes. All students subject to tuition fees and starting their studies in autumn 2019 will be granted a scholarship of 4,800 euros. In addition, one-fourth of the students admitted will receive a scholarship covering 100% of the tuition, and one-fourth a scholarship covering 80% of the tuition.
In Finland, the cost of living is relatively high, but still comparable to other EU countries. The average living expenses of a student in Rovaniemi are 600–900 euros per month.