Fees and Costs

Tuition fees

If you are from outside the EU/EEA area, you required to pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s level programmes which are taught in English. Some exceptions may apply. If you are uncertain what the fees are, check in the Studyinfo.fi programme description or from the university you are applying to.

Remember that if you are required to pay tuition fees, you are also eligible to apply for the institution’s scholarships.

Student union fees

University students are required to pay an annual student union fee, which is approximately €80-€100. There are similar student unions at universities of applied sciences (UAS), but the membership is optional. When you join your local student union you get a student card entitling you to discounts in places like student restaurants and when using public transport.

Living expenses

Monthly living expenses for students (including food, accommodation, travel, insurance, etc.) are around €700 - €900, depending on where you live and your personal living habits. Living costs are typically higher in larger cities than in smaller ones. 

You also are usually required to independently cover your everyday living costs like food, accommodation, travel, insurance, etc.