Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Rubayet Al Sami

After reading this article, you will know about the tuition fees in Finland. I will answer the following four questions.

1. Are there any tuition fees for Finnish university programs?

2. Who needs to pay for tuition in Finland?

3. How much does tuition cost in Finland?

4. What do Finnish tuition fees cover?

Tuition fees in Finland

1. Are there any tuition fees for Finnish university programs?

Answer: So are there any tuition fees when studying in Finland? Yes, since twenty seventeen Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences have had tuition fees specifically for bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs that are taught in English.

However, there are no tuition fees for doctoral programs. In addition, there are no tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs that are taught in Finnish or Swedish.

However, before you ask me whether you should apply for a Finnish or Swedish program, please note that in order to do this you must fulfill specific and strict language criteria.

2. Who needs to pay for tuition in Finland?

Answer: Next up, who needs to pay for tuition? If you are a citizen of a European Union or European Economic Area member states or a citizen of Switzerland, you are not required to pay tuition fees for decreased studies in Finland.

However, if you are a non-European Union or European Economic Area citizen, then you are required to pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s level programs in Finland.

Tuition fees do not concern those non-European Union or European Economic Area citizens

  1. Who wants to have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland.
  2. Have a European Union residence permit for third countries citizens with a long-term residence permit card in Finland.
  3. Have a European Union family member’s residence card in Finland or having a European Union blue card.

3. How much does tuition cost in Finland?

Answer: So how much is the tuition fee for Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences? This depends on the school and the degree program.

For example: Depending on the program, the fees for the University of Helsinki Master’s Programmes in English are 13000, 15000, and 18000 euros per academic year. The fee per academic year for the Bachelor’s Programme in Science is 13000 euros. Fees may differ from these in the case of joint programs.

Another example: The tuition fees charged for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees offered in English at the Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences range between 6000 and 12000 euros per academic year.

4. What do Finnish tuition fees cover?

Answer: Finally, what does a tuition fee for a Finnish university or University of Applied Sciences cover? These fees cover educational expenses such as courses, academic supervision, exams, and counseling, as well as university support services such as student services, library, and I.T. services.

The tuition fees do not cover personal study-related costs such as books, study materials, or a personal computer. Nor does it cover any living costs like housing, meals, health insurance, or travel. Finally, the annual tuition fee does not cover the mandatory membership fee for the local student union. So that is it for this article.

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