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A new 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 and scholarships: bachelor's degrees

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 (Nursing, International Logistics, Tourism Management and International Business).

All applicants selected for JAMK bachelor’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 application can be filled as a part of the joint application form at www.studyinfo.fi.

In the next following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 55 credits per academic year in the bachelor’s degrees (27 credits per semester). The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period (In Tourism Management, International Business and Nursing: 3,5 years and in International Logistics: 4 years) 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.

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.

The only case in which JAMK can refund the tuition fee (payment) is in the case a student’s visa application is declined, consequently, a student is not able to enter Finland.

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

We reserve the right to make changes.

 

Bachelor's degrees

 

Academic year Scholarship   Requirements
1st 50% of the tuition fee Application (included in the joint application form)
2nd - 4th* 50% of the tuition fee Application each year, 55 credits done in the previous academic year

 


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

 More information in Study Guide

Tuition fees and scholarships: master's degrees

The tuition fees of JAMK University of Applied Sciences for NON-EU/EEA citizens are €9,000/academic year for master's degrees taught in English (International Business Management, Sport Business Management, Cyber Security, Full Stack Software Development).

The scholarship scheme for JAMK's master's degrees:

The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee in the first academic year (a scholarship can be given only to such students who are required to pay tuition fees). Thus, the fee for the first academic year is 4,500€. The scholarship application is filled as a part of the joint application form at www.studyinfo.fi.

In the next following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year. The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period (In International Business Management and Sport Business Management for 3 years, and in Cyber Security and Full Stack Software Development for 2 years) 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.

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, 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.

The only case in which JAMK can refund the tuition fee (payment) is in the case a student’s visa application is declined, consequently, a student is not able to enter Finland.

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

Academic year Scholarship   Requirements
1st 50% of the tuition fee Application (included in the joint application form)
2nd-3rd* 50% of the tuition fee Application, 30 credits done in the previous academic year

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

More information in Study Guide

We reserve the right to make changes.

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
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.

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

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 (more information below).

If you receive the residence permit during your studies:

  • 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.

We reserve the right to make changes.