A legislation concerning tuition fees came into effect 1.1.2016 in Finland. According to the legislation, Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences are obliged to charge tuition fees for those students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and starting their degree studies 1 August 2017 and onwards. The legislation concerns degree programmes taught in English. There are NO tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA-citizens. Read more: "Who is required to pay the tuition fees"

Tuition fees & scholarships

Terms and conditions

The tuition fees of JAMK University of Applied Sciences for NON-EU/EEA citizens are:

  • €8,000/academic year for bachelor's degrees taught in English
  • €9,000/academic year for master's degrees taught in English

By paying the tuition fee, the student commits to the rules for tuition fee and scholarship system of JAMK.

First year students: when to pay the tuition fee and how to get a scholarship?

All applicants selected for JAMK bachelor’s / master's degrees receive a scholarship. The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee in the first academic year. At JAMK a scholarship can be given only to such students who are required to pay tuition fees. The scholarship is applied as a part of the joint application form at www.studyinfo.fi.

Applicants who are required to pay the tuition fee will receive the admission letter and instructions how to pay the tuition fee for the first year. 

The final deadline to accept the study place, pay the tuition fee and enroll for the academic year 2022-2023 is 15 July 2022 by 3:00 pm.

Tuition fees and scholarships after first year

In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee:

  • if a student earns at least 60 credits per academic year in the bachelor’s degrees (30 credits per semester)
  • if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year in the master's degrees

The credits are counted cumulatively, further information available at Study Guide

The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period and only for the semesters one has enrolled for attendance. Therefore, the fee must be paid for all semesters and academic years for which the student enrolls as attending student, including any extension period.

Bachelor's degrees

Academic year

Tuition fee / academic year

Scholarship  

Requirements

Total tuition fee to pay / academic year (after scholarship)

1st

€8,000

50% of the tuition fee

Application (included in the joint application form)

€4,000

2nd - 4th*

€8,000

50% of the tuition fee

60 credits done in the previous academic year

€4,000

 

*The scholarship can be given only for the standard study period.

Master's degrees

Academic year

Tuition fee / academic year

Scholarship  

Requirements

Total tuition fee to pay / academic year (after scholarship)

1st

€9,000

50% of the tuition fee

Application (included in the joint application form)

€4,500

2nd-3rd*

€9,000

50% of the tuition fee

30 credits done in the previous academic year

€4,500

 

 *The scholarship can be given only for the standard study period.

Transfer students

When a transfer student accept a study place via the transfer process, the study right ends in the present university and starts at JAMK in the beginning of the next academic term.

  • The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 60 credits per academic year in the bachelor’s degrees (30 credits per semester).
  • The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year in the master’s degrees. 

These credits are counted from the student’s transcript of credits of the previous UAS (they are counted cumulatively). The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period and only for the semesters one has enrolled for attendance. Therefore, the fee must be paid for all semesters and academic years for which the student enrolls as attending student, including any possible extension period.

Read more about how to transfer to JAMK from another Finnish UAS. 

Students who gain admission via Open Study Path

The tuition fees also concern non-EU/EEA students who gain admission after applying via Open Study Path.

Please note that tuition fees do not concern students studying as a JAMK Open UAS student. (studies do not lead to a degree)

Read more about how to apply for JAMK via Open Study Path.

Tuition fee refund

The only case in which JAMK can refund the tuition fee (payment) is in the case a student’s residence permit application is declined, consequently, a student is not able to enter Finland. In this case, JAMK needs an official decision from the Finnish immigration service of the declined residence permit decision before the tuition fee is paid back for the student. The refund is made only within two semesters. Thus, if an applicant does not send the negative residence permit decision document for JAMK within two semesters, the tuition fee will not be refunded for the applicant anymore.

Note, in a case a student has already paid the tuition fee for the entire academic year, but graduates by 31 December the fee is returned only if requested by the student.

We reserve the right to make changes.

Important information

Who is required to pay the tuition fee? What are the other living costs? 

 

Who is required to pay the tuition fees?

The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. The tuition fee does not apply to persons who are citizens of EU countries, in the EEA, or persons who are treated as EU citizens by agreement by the EU, or the family members of such persons:

 

The fees will not concern non-EU/EEA students who     Provide a copy of the following document for JAMK's admission services
are equivalent to an EU citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland) Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland

 

Holds one of the documents mentioned in the next column

  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit or
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit or
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence card in Finland (Type P-EU) or
  • EU Blue Card in Finland or
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Services that the student has registered, or applied for registration for EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)
have started their studies before autumn 2017*  -
are studying in degree programmes taught in Finnish or in Swedish  -

 

*) Students who apply for a degree programme in which the studies starts in 1 August 2017 or later are required to pay tuition fees for that programme. However, if you have started the studies already earlier (e.g. in 2016), you may complete the studies (graduate) in the programme without having to pay tuition fees.

New UK degree students who arrive in Finland after the 31st of December 2020 are liable to full tuition fee and residence permit requirements like other non-EU/EEA students.

To prove your citizenship or residency status, please send a copy of your valid passport or national ID card where your citizenship is indicated, and/or a copy of your valid residence permit in Finland, after you have filled the online application form. Please check more detailed information with the title “am I required to pay the tuition fees” at studyinfo.fi.

If you receive the residence permit during the application period / your studies

Notice, if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the application period or later during your studies, please provide us the document immediately. You will be exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the next semester at JAMK as following:

  • In order to be exempted from paying the tuition fee in the next spring semester the residence permit card (or any of the above cards/passport) must be granted by 1 January and one must present the original residence permit card at the Student Services by 31 January.
  • In order to be exempted from paying the tuition fee in the next autumn semester the residence permit card (or any of the above cards/passport) must be granted by 1 August and one must present the original residence permit card at the Student Services by 31 August.

 

The admission of the student is conditional until:

  • the tuition fee is paid and JAMK has received a confirmation of the payment
  • the student has confirmed her/his study place
  • the student has enrolled for the academic year
  • the student has provided and JAMK has checked the applicant’s original school-leaving diploma and other relevant certificates

 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences will cancel the study right:

  • if the applicant does not pay the tuition fee by the given deadline
  • if the applicant does not enroll for the academic year

If the applicant does not provide the above-mentioned school and other relevant certificates JAMK cancels the study place. The decision shall be notified to a student and to the Finnish immigration service.

Other living costs

The tuition fee entitles the student to study and receive a degree and to use the support services available for students. However, all students have to buy books and other educational material themselves as well as take care of their own travelling and living costs. Average monthly living cost in Finland for students are estimated to be about 700 euros (accommodation, food, public transport, study materials, insurances, health care, clothing, and leisure activities).

Students must make sure that their incomes cover basic living costs for the entire time spent studying in Finland. Sufficient income is a prerequisite for residence permit, which has to be verified on applying for the permit. The Finnish Immigration Service has determined that a student must have at least 560 euros/month (6 720 euros/year) at his/her disposal. Further information on the income requirement of the Finnish Immigration Service.

We reserve the right to make changes.