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Tuition Fees in Finland

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The Cost of Education in Finland

The Finnish Government will introduce tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students, starting from August 2017. This means that non-EU/EEA students who start their studies in autumn 2017 or after that, are subject to tuition fees. Students also need to pay for books and other materials, plus their accommodation and living expenses. The total monthly living expenses of a single student average around €700-€900 .

Scholarships for Bachelor's and Master's studies

For students who are EU/EEA nationals, there are fewer scholarships since these students are not subject to fees at university. There are however, multiple scholarships available to students who are not EU/EEA nationals. Some scholarships are based on academic performance and are offered as full or partial fee waivers. Additionally, the Finnish government offers bachelor's, masters and doctoral scholarships as well for international students .

  1. The first step a student could take to find relevant scholarships is to check with the Finnish university upon admission. Apply for a scholarship before admission.
  2. Erasmus mundus Masters programs is a joint masters degree in Europe with an EU scholarship option. EU funded scholarships cover participation, travel expenses., living allowances and insurance. Some Finnish universities are taking part in the Erasmus Mundus Joint masters degrees and can be found here.

Scholarships for Doctoral studies

Doctoral studies in Finland are generally free of tuition fees for students with an EU/EEA nationalities. If you are a non EU/EEA national and wish to continue with your Phd studies, A number of Finnish universities offer scholarships or performance based refunds based on merit.

Government scholarships for International students

  1. Finish Government scholarship pool is a scholarship available for 3-9 months of doctoral studies and research in most academic fields. This scholarship is not available for students pursuing their master's or post-doc studies. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have received acceptance from a Finnish university for doctoral studies while having completed a master's study.
  2. CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland is also scholarship awarded to doctoral students . All international students are eligible for this scholarship but most emphasis is given to students from India, Russia, China, Chile, Brazil and North America. Furthermore, the validity of this scholarship is 3-9 months with an allowance of upto 1,500 Euros. It is advised that application to this scholarship 

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Last update: 04 Jul 2017

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