Apply online 4-18 January 2023

The joint application period for studies starting in autumn 2023 takes place on 4-18 January 2023. Students will be selected through the Finnish national joint application system,, which is maintained by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).

Close to 50 programmes in English

What do you want to study? You can choose from close to 50 English-taught Degree Programmes in different fields of study: Beauty and Cosmetics, Business and Administration, Culture and Arts, Health Care and Social Services, Natural Resources, Seafaring, Sports, Technology, and Tourism and Hospitality. Find your programme amongst the great variety!

Admission services

Each UAS has its own Admission Services. For any questions about the degree programmes, admission process and entrance examinations, please contact the Admission Services of the UAS of your choice. See the Admission Services’ contact information and get your questions answered!

Practical education offers great career opportunities after graduation.

Scholarships & fees

Bachelor’s and master’s scholarships

Finnish higher education institutions offer a range of scholarship options for those non-EU/EEA students who are required to pay tuition fees.

Each university/university of applied sciences (UAS) has its own scholarship system.

Your first step would be to search for the degree programme you’d be interested in applying to. Then, you can check the scholarship options and procedures with the university/UAS offering that programme.

Find out about the available options at or on the universities’ own admissions info pages, and then contact the university/UAS you are interested in for further advice.

Fees and costs

When you think about the cost of your future studies in Finland, there are two different aspects to consider. First of all, the tuition fees and related scholarship options, if you are a non-EU student; and in addition to that, your everyday living costs.
Tuition fees

If you are from outside the EU/EEA area, you are required to pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s level programmes which are taught in English. The annual tuition fee depends on the university and the degree programme, varying between 4,000€ and 18,000€ approximately (2019/20).

There are some tuition fee exemption rules – use the “Am I required to pay tuition fees?” checklist at to find out if these apply to you. Remember that if you are required to pay tuition fees, you are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from the university.