Tuition fees

In 2017, all Finnish higher education institutions will take into use tuition fees for degrees taught in English.

Arcada will collect a tuition fee of 6,000 euros/academic year for bachelor’s degree studies in English (210-240 ECTS credits), starting autumn of 2017.

A part time master’s degree programme (60–90 ECTS credits) at Arcada costs 4,500 euros for year 1 and 2, and 2000 euros for the following years.

Who is required to pay?

The fee applies to applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area.

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 or their family members. The exemption will also apply to those who have an EU blue card stated in the Aliens Act, continuous or permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s EC residence permit. If you are unsure as to whether you need to pay or not, please see this guide on Studyinfo.

All higher education institutions are also required to offer scholarships. At Arcada they are offered on Bachelor level and will be granted from the second year. The scholarship cover a maximum of 50 percent of the tuition fee. Based on his or her study achievements, the paying student can be granted a scholarship from his or her second year. The scholarship will cover a maximum of 50 percent of the tuition fee.


Further information on tuition fees, their payment and scholarships will be updated on this web page shortly.