Here you will find information regarding tuition fees and scholarships for bachelor level studies at Arcada.
Who is required to pay?
All higher education institutions in Finland charge tuition fees for degrees taught in English. The fee applies to applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA.
There are, however, exemptions that can free a non-European/EEA citizen from paying the fee. For example, the fee is not charged from those who are equated with EU area citizens, those who have an EU blue card or a residence permit type P or type A (restrictions apply).
If you are unsure as to whether you need to pay or not, please see the guide on Studyinfo External link.
Tuition fees for bachelor level studies starting in 2024
The tuition fee for all bachelor's degree programmes is 9 500 euros per academic year (4 750 euros per semester).
Early bird offer for bachelor level studies starting in 2024
Do not miss out on our early bird offer! An admitted student can receive a discount of 3 000 euros on the tuition fees for the first academic year by bindingly accepting the study place offered by Arcada and paying the tuition fee within 14 days! Restrictions may apply.
OMPT reduction on first year's tuition fees 2024
Arcada provides a 220 euro deduction on the first year's tuition fees for students who are admitted based on the OMPT test + interview and accept their study place offer. This is to cover the costs associated with one test attempt. This deduction is applied automatically without any action needed from the student and is only applicable to tuition fee paying students. The amount cannot be increased, regardless of how many attempts or tests the applicant has taken. This deduction is made on top of the early bird offer. The tuition fee for the first year of studies for students admitted on the basis of the OMPT test and interview is thus 6280 euros if the payment is made within the early bird timeframe or 9280 euros if the early bird criteria are not met.
Payment of tuition fees
Admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees will receive information about the payment process in their acceptance e-mail but here is a short summary of the tuition fee payment process.
When you are admitted to Arcada, you will receive a secure link through which you can accept your study place offer. You will also receive another e-mail with instructions on how to pay the tuition fee and how to register for the academic year. Please note that you cannot register for the academic year or receive a study certificate until you have paid the tuition fee. Failure to pay tuition fees on time leads to a loss of study right.
The tuition fee is paid online through Flywire External link. Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from different countries around the world. Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, depending on your country of choice, and typically in the local currency.
The first year's tuition fee is always paid in one instalment for the whole academic year. Please check the due date in the instructions on how to pay the tuition fee sent via e-mail.
For more detailed information about Arcada's tuition fees, please visit our student portal Start External link.
Scholarships for bachelor level studies starting in 2024
Scholarships are awarded to bachelor students who have studied at least one academic year at Arcada. Students who have completed an average of 55 ECTS per academic year with a grade point average of 4.5 during their studies at Arcada can, upon request, be granted a scholarship corresponding to 40 percent of the tuition fee for the upcoming academic year.
The changes come into force on 1 January 2024 and affect students who start their studies in 2024. Students who have started their studies in 2023 or earlier are not affected by these changes.
For more detailed information about Arcada's scholarships, please visit our student portal Start External link.
Arcada also offers a scholarship to asylum seekers, refugees and persons who have applied for temporary protection in Finland and who would otherwise be liable to pay tuition fees. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee for the first academic year without any requirements for academic performance. To be granted the scholarship, the fee-paying students must provide documentation of their status to Arcada's admissions service. Thereafter, to maintain the scholarship, students only need to show that their status has not changed for each new academic year.
Tuition fees for studies that started in 2023 or earlier
Information regarding the tuition fees for studies that started in 2017-2023 can be found on our student portal Start External link.