Tuition fees for bachelor's degree studies at Arcada

All Finnish higher education institutions charge tuition fees for degrees taught in English. The tuition fees for bachelor level studies 2020 varies between the degree programmes:

  • International Business 8 500 euros/academic year
  • Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering 8 500 euros/academic year
  • Nursing 5 000 euros/academic year
  • Nursing top up 5000 euros/academic year

Please read more detailed information about Arcada's tuition fees at our student portal.

Who is required to pay?

The fee applies to applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area. The first payment is always paid per academic year, in one installment. The first payment needs to be done when you accept your study place, after that it's done along´side the registration for the academic year.

There are however exemptions that can free a non-European/EEA citizen from paying the fee. For example, the fee will not be charged from persons who are equated with EU area citizens. The exemption will also apply to those who have an EU blue card stated in the Aliens Act, continuous or permanent residence permit. If you are unsure as to whether you need to pay or not, please see this guide on Studyinfo.

Payment of tuition fees

Admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees will receive information about the payment process in the acceptance email, but we have written a short summary of the tuition fee payment process so you can start preparing.

Please read more detailed information about Arcada's tuition fees at our student portal.

An admitted student can receive a 4000 €  discount on the tuition fees for the first academic year by bindingly accepting the study place offer of Arcada within 14 days! The early bird offer does not apply to the Nursing programme. Other restrictrions may apply.


We also offer scholarships for bachelor's level studies. The scholarship covers a maximum of up to 50 percent of the tuition fee. Based on his or her study achievements, the paying student can be granted a scholarship starting from his or her second year onwards. To be eligible for a scholarship, you need to complete 60 ECTS credits during the academic year.

Please read more detailed information about Arcada's scholarships at our student portal.