The annual tuition fee is 8,000 EUR. Tuition fees are charged from the citizens of non-EU/EEA countries*. A scholarship (tuition fee waiver) which covers the tuition fee partially (70%) is offered to those students who are required to pay tuition.
Payment of the tuition fee: The tuition fee is paid in two instalments (June and November 2022). Read more about the tuition fees and waivers here.
* EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Switzerland (non EU/EEA).
Student Union Fee
An annual Student Union membership fee is charged from all degree-seeking students registered to the University of Eastern Finland. Read more information about the Student Union membership fee here.
Tuition fee waivers
All new students who are admitted to Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics 2022 and are required to pay tuition fees, are eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver. The tuition waiver is 70% of the annual tuition fee. 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.
Please note, that the tuition fee waiver must be applied for when applying for admission to the university.
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 students starting in autumn 2022 by 21.4.2022).
Student Union membership fee and the Kela healthcare fee are obligatory for master’s degree students.
UEF will 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 total value of the Finland Scholarship is € 13 000–15 000, depending on the programme’s tuition fee. The Finland Scholarship includes:
- 100 % tuition waiver for the first year's tuition fee (value € 8 000–10 000)
- € 5 000 relocation grant
The 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.
See more information here.