Tuition fees will be charged from non-EU and EEA students

From 1st August 2017 onwards, the University of the Arts Helsinki will charge tuition fees from non-EU and EEA students studying for a degree in a foreign language. The amount of the annual tuition fee will be 5,000 euros. The fee is the same for Bachelor’s and Master’s students.

According to the Universities Act, the universities are required to charge a minimum annual tuition fee of 1,500 euros from non-EU and EEA students studying for a first or second-cycle degree in a language other than Finnish or Swedish. The law will be applied to students who will begin their studies on 1 August 2017 or thereafter.

So far, the average amount that the Finnish universities have decided to charge from students per academic year has been about 10,000 euros. The University of the Arts Helsinki wants to set the tuition fee at a lower level than the average amount because of the uniqueness and international appeal of its education.

The University of the Arts Helsinki will introduce a scholarship programme in the form of tuition fee waivers, which aims to promote student recruitment and provide financial support for students who need it. The university will also analyse the impact of the introduction of tuition fees on student recruitment.

For more, read our FAQs on tuition fees and admissions.