Tuition Fees in Finland
Explore tuition fees in Finland for bachelor's degrees and find the right bachelors degree at the right tuition cost for you.
Higher education in Finland is currently free at the majority of universities - however, this is about to change.
From autumn 2017, non-EU/EEA students studying degrees in English will be required to pay fees at Finnish universities. The minimum that universities can charge will be €1,500 per year, but above this they are free to set their own fees.
Universities will reveal their own fees, which will then be listed on the studyinfinland.fi tuition and scholarships page
as they are decided throughout 2016.
International students studying for degrees in Finnish or Swedish will not be required to pay tuition fees.
It is expected that scholarships will be introduced to make studying in Finland easier for international students on fee-paying courses.
EU/EEA students will not be required to pay tuition fees, however they will still be expected to cover all their living expenses.
Currently scholarships in Finland are reserved for students studying at PhD or doctoral level, so there are no scholarships available for bachelors students.
This is why there is such a large emphasis on international students being able to cover their living expenses (usually predicted around €700-€900 per month) independently. The absolute minimum required by Finnish immigration is €560 per month, or €6,720 per year, but realistically you should have more than this at your disposal.
There may be the opportunity to receive funding from sources outside Finland. Here are a few options:
Your own country
You might be able to find study abroad funding from local government or companies based in your home country. A good way to find out is to contact your local government office or find their website and see what they recommend.
Also, research large companies in your home country that might offer study funding assistance and contact them about opportunities. However, it is worth considering that they may require you to return home after your studies to work for them.
Some countries have student loan programs available to citizens of that country to help studying abroad, for example India, but do often have limitations.
Independent companies or organisations might offer scholarships, and these will be entirely separate from individual universities. Various scholarship portals and internet sites will list these opportunities.