Citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
This programme is offered free of charge for the citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.
- EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Gibraltar
- EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
Citizens of other countries
The programme is offered free of charge for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. There is an annual tuition fee of 8000 euros for other students. In 2023, all new students receive a scholarship covering 70 % of the tuition fee. For further information, see Tuition fees, waivers and scholarships | University of Eastern Finland (uef.fi).
Students are exempted from paying tuition fees if they have one of the following documents:
- Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland - EU Blue Card in Finland
- Continuos residence permit card in Finland, Type A
- EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
- 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)
Tuition fees cover the studies included in the degree (120 ECTS), as well as studies-related academic supervision and counseling. They also cover supporting services offered by the university; assistance in applying for student accommodation, orientation programme, tutoring, access to IT services, wireless internet access on campus, computer classrooms available 24/7 and library services.
The annual fee is paid in two equal instalments for an academic year. The due dates are 31 July (autumn semester) and 30 November (spring semester). Each installment has to be completely paid until the concerning due date.
Other mandatory fees for all degree students regardless of their country of origin
All degree students of the university are members of the Student Union. The Student Union membership fee is 70-75 € per academic year. The Student Union membership fee entitles the student to, for example:
- reduced lunch prices at student cafeterias
- discounts on local buses and long-distance transportation
- discounts on many public services and free-time activities
Further information is available on the website of the Student Union.
All students also need to pay a healthcare fee, which entitles students to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service. The healthcare fee is 35-40 € per semester.
Students should be able to cover all the other expenses related to their studying in Finland (500-800 €/month, depending on individual spending habits). The UEF does not offer selected students any additional funding or financial aid.
For more information about the residence permit, please see the Finnish Immigration Service's website.
The Finland Scholarship
UEF will grant a Finland Scholarship (Suomi-stipendi) of € 5 000 for the two best applicants in each Master's Degree programme. The Finland Scholarship is granted for the first year of Master’s studies and the students who receive it must be non-EU/EEA citizens who are liable to pay tuition fees.
For more information about the Finland Scholarship, please see the Tuition fees, waivers and scholarships website.