Tuition fees and scholarships 2021

The tuition fees range between 8,000 and 10,000 euros per academic year. All new students admitted to international Master’s Degree Programmes in 2021 (September intake) who are required to pay for tuition are eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver. The tuition waiver is 50–70% of the annual tuition fee. For the second year of study, tuition waivers are available to students who have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS of studies included in their degree, during their first year of study.

The  University of Eastern Finland will also grant  an Early Bird tuition fee deduction of 500 € to students who
accept  the study  place and  pay  the  tuition  fees within  three  weeks of the  date the  results are
published  (for students starting in autumn 2021 by 16.4.2021).

Who will need to pay for tuition?

Fees will be collected from citizens outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, starting their studies in Master’s degree programmes conducted in English in August 2017 or after that.

You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you have one of the documents mentioned below. Please note, that you have to send a copy of the document which you use as a basis for exemption.

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland, valid at least until 1 August in the year when the studies begin
  • Continuos residence permit card in Finland, Type A, valid at least until 1 August in the year when the studies begin
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland, valid at least until 1 August in the year when the studies begin
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

The degree programmes conducted in Finnish will remain free of charge regardless of the student’s citizenship. Please read more information about tuition fees in general from and Finnish Immigration Service

Tuition fees for 2021

The tuition fees in the programmes range between 8,000 and 10,000 euros. There is variation between the faculties and the programmes. For students, the tuition fee will remain the same throughout the entire time of completing their degrees. The exact tuition fee of the programme can be found below and on the programme’s websites. For Erasmus Mundus programmes, please see the programme’s website.

The tuition fee covers the studies included in the degree (personal study plan), studies-related supervision and counselling, and studies-related supporting services offered by the university. In addition, students are entitled to the services of the Finnish Student Health Service by paying the membership fee of the Student Union. The university assists students in finding accommodation.

Tuition fees and waivers 2021 by programme


Fee / year

Tuition waiver

  Biomedicine (BIOMED) 
  General Toxicology
  Public Health (MPH)

10 000 €

70 %

  Biology of Environmental Change
  Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication
  English Language and Culture
  Environmental Health and Technology
  Environmental Policy and Law
  Forestry (CBU and Transfor-M)
  Information Technology (IMPIT)
  Linguistic Data Sciences
  Medical Physics 
  Pedagogy and Teaching for Sustainability 
  Research Chemists
  Wood Materials Science

8 000 €



 70 %



  International Business and Sales Management (IBS)
  Tourism Marketing and Management
8 000 € 50 %


Paying the tuition fee

The annual fee is paid in two equal instalments per academic year. The due dates for the first academic year are 15 June and 30 November.  The tuition fee for the second academic year is also paid in two equal instalments. The due dates are 31 July (monitoring of the completion of the required 55 ECTS by 30 June) and 31 November.

The first payment is done by using the link announced in the letter of acceptance. Copy the link from the letter of acceptance to browser and fill in payer and student information. Please make sure that you complete the Studyinfo Learner Number / ID and Student name in exact form as stated in the Student Agreement and the Letter of acceptance for academic years 2021-2023. After filling in the form select “Pay” to go to the online payment service (ePayments to Finnish banks, Credit card payments, MobilePay and PayPal are possible payment methods). After the payment you will receive the confirmation and receipt of the payment to the email provided in payer’s information. The payment links concerning the spring semester 2022, will be made available during autumn 2021.

Each instalment must be paid in full by the deadline. The university will not send any reminders. If a student fails to pay the tuition fee in full by the deadline, the student cannot register to the university. The university has the obligation to report to the Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI), if the student does not start his/her studies or the student drops out.

Refund policy

You have the right to a full refund (excluding possible bank-specific payment charges) of the tuition fee paid:

  • if you have been conditionally admitted and the condition is not met: your study place is thus cancelled,
  • if you are not granted a residence permit in Finland,
  • if your residence permit status changes before the beginning of the academic year (1 August) at the university and, according to the new residence permit, you are no longer required to pay fees,
  • if the university is unable to offer the degree programme you have been admitted to


The level of tuition waivers is programme-specific. Please check the detailed information on tuition waivers from the programme web pages. Scholarships (tuition waivers) are applied for when applying for admission to the university, and students are notified of the scholarship decision upon admittance to the university.

In addition to the scholarship for studies, the faculties can grant an annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme. In Finland students must be able to cover all their own living costs. Own finances are also one of the requirements for the Finnish residence permit, and finances need to be available permanently on the student's bank account for the whole period the permit is applied for. Financing one's stay and studies in Finland by working is not possible. For more information about residence permit, please see

Further information on scholarships and instructions on how to apply will be on the programmes’ websites.

Further information about tuition fees can be found at
- Am I required to pay tuition fees? Please see

Registration instructions for new master's degree students, please see Kamu.