Last Updated on December 12, 2022
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Everybody knows that studying in Finland does not imply tuition fees. Hurray! However, this depends on the level of your studies, your nationality, and also on the programme you’re interested in.
This means that some degree programmes may charge tuition fees that range from 2,500 to around 18,000 EUR/academic year.
Read below and find out detailed information about tuition fees and funding opportunities in Finnish universities.
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- University tuition fees in Finland
Tuition costs for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students
Finland is one of the financial heavens of Europe because universities and polytechnics do not charge tuition fees for students coming from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. PhD programmes are free for all students, regardless of their nationality.
Starting from the autumn of 2017, non-EU/EEA students have to pay tuition fees. This has resulted in:
Minimum tuition for English-taught degrees: 1,500 EUR/year
Average tuition fees for English-taught degrees: 4,000 – 18,000 EUR/year
Finnish or Swedish-taught degrees: free of charge for all students
Study for free in Finland
Examples of tuition-free universities in Finland for EU/EEA students:
University of Jyväskylä
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
University of the Arts Helsinki
Hanken School of Economics
Universities we recommend in Finland
University of Vaasa
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
University of Turku
Check out the best universities in Finland according to global rankings.
- Scholarships and grants in Finland
If you’re required to pay tuition fees at a Finnish university, this allows you to apply for the institution’s scholarship programme. Each university has its system, and students usually apply for the scholarship during the application for the study programme. You can learn more details on the website of the university where you want to study.
Another option is the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme. Funds are provided by the EU, and partner institutions allow students to enrol in one programme that will take place at multiple universities, in different countries.
You can also check out the Studyportals Scholarship to get some help on financing your studies abroad.
Here are other scholarships you can explore in Finland.
Now that you know more about tuition fees and scholarships in Finland, go ahead and apply for your dream Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in this beautiful country. Have a great study experience and don’t forget to explore and travel as much as you can.
university of oulu admission requirements
Who can apply for Master’s studies?
A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).
Who can apply for Bachelor’s studies?
You can submit an application for a Bachelor’s programme, if you have completed one of the following qualifications:
- a foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country
- an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma completed outside of Finland
- a European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma completed outside of Finland
- a Reifeprüfung (RP) or a Deutsches Internationales Abitur diploma (DIA) completed outside of Finland
- a Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) completed outside of Finland
- a Finnish or foreign higher education degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Licenciate, PhD)
All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. To find out the different approved documentation of English language proficiency, please visit the Language requirements page. Please note that there are no exceptions to these rules.
It should be noted that most unsuccessful applicants in recent years failed to prove their level of English sufficiently.
Other admission requirements
English language proficiency is always tested with all applicants. The following gives you the detailed rules concerning the language requirements.
All language test results must arrive at University of Oulu by the application deadline. It is always the applicant’s responsibility to make testing arrangements for her/himself and to make sure the test results are delivered on time. Be advised that it may take several weeks before the test results are published, and thus we recommend you to book your test well in advance.
The authenticity of the test results will be automatically checked with the test organiser. In cases of a test result is found to be a forgery, the application will be automatically rejected.
Please note, that the language test result must be valid throughout the application period!Language Requirements for Master’s degreesLanguage Requirements for Bachelor’s degrees
Tuition fees and scholarships
The tuition fees concern degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes on or later than 1st August 2018 and who are not citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. The tuition fee is an academic fee and thus covers the costs of tuition. The tuition fee does not cover the living costs such as accommodation, meals, and transportation. All students are required to finance their living costs by themselves.
The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver and the tuition fees and scholarships depend on the programme in question. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process.