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Tuition Fees

The tuition fee in Turku UAS is 11 500 EUR per academic year for non-EU/EEA students who start their studies in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes offered in English.

Tuition fee does not include accommodation or other living or study related costs.

The tuition fee does not concern those non-EU/EEA students who

  • have started their studies before autumn 2017;
  • have been accepted as transfer students in TUAS, started their studies in another UAS before 1 August 2017 and have not been required to pay tuition fee earlier;
  • study in degree programmes taught in Finnish.

You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you provide a copy of one of the documents:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland*
  • 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

*Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.

The decision whether you are required to pay fees or not is made based only on the Finnish Immigration Service’s residence permit decision, which is checked from the copy of your residence permit card attached to your application documents. The document must be valid on 1 August to be exempted from tuition fee on autumn semester and 1 January to be exempted from tuition fee on spring semester.

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 TUAS.

Scholarship programme

Scholarship programme in Turku UAS if the student's right to study starts in 2021 or after (application period in autumn 2020 or later)

The student can apply for a refund for the tuition fee based on the national certificate of language proficiency in the Finnish language, i.e. the YKI certificate. Read more about the national certificate of language proficiency.

The amount of the scholarship based on the YKI certificate in the Finnish language is EUR 4 000 when the student has paid EUR 11 500 tuition fee for the previous academic year. The scholarship can be granted only once per academic year.

If the student completes language certificates of different levels during one semester, the completed language certificate of the highest level is considered in the next academic year.

Requirement for the 1st scholarship:

  • accepted YKI 2 certificate at the basic level, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level A2
  • at least two components of language skills must meet the requirements of level 2, and the other components at least of level 1.

Requirement for the 2nd scholarship:

  • accepted YKI 3 certificate at the intermediate level, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B1
  • at least two components of the language skills must meet the requirements of level 3

Requirement for the 3rd scholarship:

  • accepted YKI 4 certificate at the intermediate level, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B2
  • at least two components of language skills must meet the requirements of level 4, and the other components at least of level 3

Requirement for the 4th scholarship:

  • accepted YKI 4 certificate at the intermediate level, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B2
  • the target time of completing the certificate is over three years.

The requirements for the scholarships are minimum requirements. For example, if the student has completed the YKI certificate which meets the requirements of 2nd scholarship, he/she can also apply for the 1st scholarship with it. The student may be granted a scholarship with the same YKI certificate in different years, if the certificate in question demonstrates that the language skills requirements are met.

If the requirements for the scholarship are met, the scholarship will be refunded to the student in the next tuition fee. If the student applies for the scholarship after they have already paid the tuition fee for the next academic year, the scholarship will be refunded in connection with the tuition fee for the academic year after that. Scholarships are not refunded retrospectively for past academic years. If the student applies for the scholarship for the last academic year of the studies, the scholarship will be paid to the student’s bank account after the studies have ended.