Tuition fees apply to non-EU/EEA citizens studying in bachelor's or master's degree programmes offered in English at Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Fees range between 8 000 and 12 000 euros per academic year depending on the programme. Tuition fees apply to students who have been admitted in 2017 or later.
You are not required to pay the tuition fee if you are:
- an EU/EEA citizen
- equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
- British citizen who has entered Finland before 1 January 2021 and registered, or applied to register, the right to residence in Finland in accordance with the withdrawal agreement Article 50.
- already reside in Finland (a continuous A residence permit granted on other grounds than studies or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid on 1 August / 1 January i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.
There are no tuition fees in doctoral programmes.
If you are unsure about whether you are subject to tuition fees, please see Am I required to pay tuition fees? section on the Studyinfo.fi site.
TAMK tuition fee from 2024 onwards is 12 000 € per academic year.
Students who have started in 2023 or before remain in the previous pricing categories of 9 800 € for Bachelor's degrees and 10 800 € for Master's degrees. TAMK reserves the right to reconsider pricing for each application round based on actual costs of providing education and developing student services.
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Any questions about fees, scholarship waivers or payment? Send a message to the TAMK Welcome Team at welcome.tamk [at] tuni.fi (welcome[dot]tamk[at]tuni[dot]fi)
CONTINUING STUDENTS - Registration and tuition fee payment
All fee-paying students need to register for attendance in the following academic year by paying their 1st installment of the next academic year's tuition fee payment between 1 March – 31 May annually. Study registry is updated for attendance, payment and possible scholarship waivers after payment is received for Migri (Finnish Immigration Service) data share.
Immigration / citizenship status changes
If your immigration / citizenship status changes during your studies, provide a full copy of the actual decision or a verifying ID / permit card to welcome.tamk [at] tuni.fi (welcome[dot]tamk[at]tuni[dot]fi) . Dates of issue and validity are then checked against your study right period. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, the change of status will take effect from the following starting date of the autumn / spring term (1 August / 1 January).
Late registration and late payments
Although it is possible to register late without losing your study right and paying for reinstatement until 31 July, all payments after 31 May carry a monthly late fee of 5% of the principal sum. Registration after the academic year has started on 1 August annually requires applying for reinstatement of study right with a separate handling fee. Reinstatement is based on the discretion of the head of the degree programme.
Late 2nd installment payments are accepted until the deadline for changing the registration for the Spring semester according to TAMK degree regulations (30 November) passes. Non-payment will lead to loss of study right on 31 December unless the balance due with applied 5% monthly late fees are paid.
Scholarship waivers for the 2nd installment
Study register will be checked on 15 August for all fee-paying students, or the next business day when 15 August is on a weekend. Make sure to see that your summer courses / training periods are evaluated before that date. If your course / training period continues past 1 August, discuss the situation with your supervising teacher, as only courses completed between 1 August – 31 July can be counted in. They can either split the course credits or give you a partial evaluation, if you contact them in time. All credit limits are cumulative, so a split evaluation will not bring problems in the following year. Limits which award Academic Award scholarship waivers are cohort-based (= based on the year your study right begins) so different students have different limits.
Language skills requirement
If you have started your Bachelor’s studies 1 August 2021 or later, your Academic Award scholarship waiver consist of your study records check (see above) and a Finnish language test. The skills level to reach is not set for each year, as students may be starting from very different starting points based on how long they have already been in Finland. The only condition is that you can only use one level of test once.
To alleviate the current situation with the limited YKI tests available in the region especially in the Basic level, TAMK has decided to arrange a supplementary language test on campus 22-25 April 2024 to ensure that everyone has a chance to reach the full Academic Award scholarship waiver of 50%. Registration link has been sent to all fee-paying students directly.
PLEASE NOTE: You can only take this TAMK standardized test once, so if you are a 2nd or 3rd year student who has passed/failed the test before, this is not an option for you. If you have not taken the test before, you are welcome to register.
Last possible YKI-test date will be at the end of May with results arriving over the summer break (must be submitted to welcome.tamk [at] tuni.fi (welcome[dot]tamk[at]tuni[dot]fi) by 15 August). Please note that each test level can be used only once for scholarship waiver consideration. You can see the official test situation here: YKI Tests
Registration in case of anticipated early graduation
Students must all register for a full year if their current study right continues for the full year. Students can only be considered an “early graduate” when they have all their courses evaluated in the registry and they have applied for graduation. See check list for graduation
Anything until then is pure speculation, as anything could happen in studies and in life in general that cannot be anticipated. Only after that point can any full or partial reimbursement be considered and of course liability to pay ends when you graduate so you save the amount that would be due for the remained of your study right.
Registering for overtime
Should a student require additional time (+1 year) for completing the degree, they should apply for the extension first, then register as present and pay an extension tuition fee of 1 500 € for the duration. According to TAMK degree regulations overtime +1 year is always granted as a full year for tuition fee paying students, to avoid back-to-back extensions and allow for residence permit renewal.
Registering for absence
If you plan to register as absent for the next academic year, your scholarship and credit accumulation situation will be “frozen” for a year:
- 1st installment: As you register as absent for 2023/24, you do not pay anything as there are no fees for absent students. When registration for 2024/25 is timely, your study affairs coordinator will send you a reminder to register. When you register after your absence, then you pay the 1st installment for the academic year when you will again be in attendance as present.
- 2nd installment: Your completed study years will be considered for the scholarship waiver in the credits check which will be resumed on 15 August 2024 when you are again enrolled as present.
Please note that if you have already paid your fee and later change your registration, your payment will be held and transferred to cover the next year of attendance. Refunds are issued in these cases only if you resign from TAMK.
Limits which award Academic Award scholarship waivers are cohort-based (= based on the year your study right begins) so different students have different limits. Your terms and conditions will remain the same throughout your studies unless a change TAMK makes in the terms and conditions is beneficial to your cohort, in which case it will be applied to you as well.