Scholarships and tuition fees in Transfor-M

We would encourage you to search and apply for funding from all possible sources and foundations for your year abroad as Transfor-M programme is not able to offer any scholarships. You would need to pay to your home institution full tuition and all other mandatory and required fees associated with a normal full-time registration with the fee payment schedule of the home institution. You can receive more details from the local Transfor-M advisor(s) and below.

Instructions for the EU/EEA students whose home university is UEF

The students coming from EU/EEA countries and whose home university will be UEF should note the fact that you do not need to pay the tuition fees to your host university in Canada which can be regarded as a full scholarship from your Canadian host university. You may, however, need to pay .eg. the compulsory payments related to the visas, health service, insurance etc.

Instructions for the non-EU/EEA students students whose home university is UEF or one of the Canadian Transfor-M partner universities

The non- EU/EEA students whose home university will be UEF or one of the Canadian Transfor-M partner universities will pay tuition fees to the home university for both first and second academic years.  Students whose home university is in Canada and who pay these tuition fees to Canada, can apply for an exemption for the tuition fees of UEF. 

The other fees related to e.g. your Finnish residence permit, student union fee, insurance etc. will be on your side.

The tuition fee for the non-EU/ETA students whose home university is UEF is 8000 euros per academic year. The tuition fee includes the studies included in the degree (120 ECTS) and studies-related counselling and supervision.

In addition:

  • Assistance in applying for student housing
  • An orientation programme
  • An appointed student tutor
  • Access to IT services
  • Wireless Internet access on campus, computer classrooms available 24/7
  • Free use of the Library

The tuition fee waiver is applied for when applying for admission to the university by filling out the relevant section of the application form. The decision about the waiver is made in connection with student admission, and the student is notified of the matter in the letter of acceptance.

The tuition fee waiver is awarded on the basis of the student's academic achievements described in the admission criteria. The waiver is personal and it is awarded for two academic years.

The tuition fee waiver exempts the student from the tuition fee  partially (80%).

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university and possible waiver upon their admission.

The tuition fee is paid in two instalments.  The first instalment is paid by 15 June 2020 and the second instalment by 30 November 2020.

All degree students of the university are members of the Student Union. The Student Union membership fee is 126 euros (information for the academic year 2018-2019) per academic year.

The Student Union membership fee entitles the student to, for example:

  • free basic health care
  • 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.

You can receive more details from the local Transfor- M advisor(s).