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Master's studies at Arcada

Tuition fees for Master degree studies at Arcada

All Finnish higher education institutions have implemented tuition fees for degrees taught in English since 2017.

In 2020, a master’s degree programme at Arcada costs:

10 000€ for a programme consisting of 60 ECTS (Two semesters)
11 000€ for a programme consisting of 90 ECTS (Three semesters full time studies)

In case the student is unable to complete the degree within the given study time, the student needs to pay 4 000 €  per each extra semester until the degree is completed.




Who is required to pay?

The fee applies to applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area. The payment is always done per academic year, in one instalment.  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.

Sufficient financial resourses for a student residence permit
In order to be granted a  residence permit for studies in Finland you also need to prove sufficient means for living.  This means that you should have at least 560 € every month to cover for expences such as accommodation, food, transport etc.  You can read more on the Finnish Immigration service web pages: students’ means of support

Early bird offer

Arcada offers an early bird offer to fee-paying student. The early bird offer may be given to a student who bindingly accepts a study place offer within 14 days.  The tuition fee of such a student is reduced by 4 000 € for the first academic year. Restrictions may apply.