The annual tuition fee is applied in the Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management for non-EU/EEA students. The tuition fee will remain the same for students throughout the entire time of completing their degrees. The tuition fee is 8,000 € per academic year (16,000 € for 2 years).
What does the tuition fee include?
The tuition fee covers the studies included in the degree (personal study plan) and studies-related supervision and councelling and, studies-related supporting services offered by the university. In addition, students are also entitled to the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). NOTE! There are separate fees for FSHS and the Student Union (learn more below). The university assists students in finding accommodation. See also the residence permit requirements and application process from the Finnish Immigration Service website.
What is Early Bird deduction?
The University of Eastern Finland will also grant an Early Bird tuition fee deduction of 500 € to students who accept the study place and pay the tuition fees within three weeks of the date the results are published (for Master's students starting in autumn 2022 by 21.4.2022).
How to apply for a waiver and a Finland Scholarship?
The University of Eastern Finland offers all new students a partial tuition waiver in Master's degree programmes offered in English. In the Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management, the tuition waiver is 50% of the annual tuition fee. The due date for the first instalment is 31 July 2022. The waiver is personal and it is awarded for two academic years. For the second year of study, tuition waivers are available to students who have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS of studies included in their degree, during their first year of study.
The University of Eastern Finland will also 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. The Finland Scholarship includes:
- 100 % tuition waiver for the first year's tuition fee (value € 8 000 in the Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management)
- € 5 000 relocation grant
The Finland scholarship is a one-year scholarship for first-year Master’s students. For the second year of study, students need to secure sufficient funds themselves. The programmes' general tuition waivers will be offered for the second-year studies.
The Finland Scholarships will be granted until 2024. Students who apply to Master’s studies in 2025 are not eligible. The national Finland Scholarship programme is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
The waiver and the Finland scholarship are applied for when applying for admission to the university by filling out the relevant sections of the application form in the Opintopolku portal. The decision about the waiver and Finland Scholarship are made in connection with student admission, and the student is notified of the matter in the letter of acceptance. See the criteria at admission requirements.
Waivers and scholarships are always personal. The decisions on waivers and scholarships cannot be appealed against.
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The waiver is awarded for two academic years. The first year waiver will be granted based on the criteria prepared in connection with the preparation of the student admission criteria. However, the waiver awarded for the second year is conditional and tied to the progress of the student's studies. The prerequisite for the waiver to continue in the second academic year is that the student has completed a minimum of 55 ECTS credits of studies that are included in his or her degree during the first academic year (transferred credits are not taken into consideration). If the above prerequisite is not met, the conditional waiver awarded for the second academic year can be discontinued on this basis. The student is heard in the matter before a decision to discontinue the waiver is made.
The UEF does not offer selected students any additional funding, financial aid or working opportunities. Therefore, students must be able to cover all their own living costs in Finland independently. Finding any other funding opportunities is also the responsibility of the students himself/herself.
One's own finances are one of the requirements for the Finnish residence permit, and finances need to be available permanently on a student's bank account for the whole period the permit is applicable. Completely financing one's stay and studies in Finland by working is not possible, though part-time work may be available. For more information about the residence permit, please see the Finnish government's Immigration service at migri.fi.
For further information, please see Studying in Finland (Finnish Immigration Service).
Other mandatory fee
All degree students of the university are members of the Student Union. Under the student union act, all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students are required to join the Student Union and must therefore pay the student union membership fee.
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.
University students who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) (opens in a new tab) have been required since January 2021 to pay a student healthcare fee to Kela for each academic term. All students who are registered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services.