Study costs and liv­ing ex­penses

All students must cover their own living costs while studying at Uniarts Helsinki, it is important to have a budget.

Budgeting for basic living expenses

All students must pay for their own accommodation and living expenses. You should prepare for these expenses before arriving in Finland and make sure that you have enough money to pay for possible tuition fees, health care fees, accommodation, and other living expenses. 

For students in Helsinki, basic living expenses like rent, food and transportation will range between 700–1000 euros per month, depending on your spending habits.

Accommodation is relatively expensive in Helsinki; one month’s rent is between 450–700 euros for a single-room apartment.

Local transport monthly costs are between 35–55 euros for a student in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

You can check some specific examples of living costs on websites like Numbeo.

For degree students, there are also yearly expenses such as the Student Union membership fee for and the student health service fee.

Budgeting for tuition fees

BA and MA students who study in English and who are not citizens of EU, EEA, or Switzerland must pay tuition fees. Read more about tuition fees.

Finnish Immigration Service’s requirements for sufficient funds

When applying for a residence permit, the Finnish Immigration Service, Migri, requires students to provide proof of sufficient means of support. The required sum in 2022 was just under 7000 EUR per year. In addition to this, you will need funds to cover a possible tuition fee. Find out more on Migri website.