Tampere University Student's Handbook
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.
The tuition fee charged for the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offered in English at Tampere University is either 10,000 or 12,000 euros per academic year depending on the programme. Information on the amounts of tuition fees in all programmes is available on the tuni.fi website. The tuition fee of your programme is also available in your acceptance email.
Tuition fee payments
Tuition fee payment for the first year of studies
The annual fee for the first academic year of studies is to be paid in one instalment. The due date for the first payment for students starting their studies in 2023 is 31 July 2023. You will find the payment information in your acceptance email.
Early bird offer
If you are a fee-paying student and you have not been awarded a Tampere University scholarship on admission, you may take advantage of the early bird offer covering 50% of your programme tuition fee by accepting your study place and paying 50% of the tuition fee within two weeks of receiving your letter of acceptance. This offer is valid only for the first year of studies. The offer may only be used in the academic year when the student was admitted and may not be transferred to any other time.
Students accepted to Master's programmes in 2023 must accept their study place and pay 50 % of the tuition fee on 9 May 2023 at the latest to take advantage of the early bird offer. Please see your acceptance email for the payment information.
For students accepted to Bachelor's programmes, the early bird deadline will be later and depend on when you have been accepted as a student. Please check for your specific deadline in your acceptance email.
If you have been accepted to a Bachelor's programme through the application based on Pathway studies, please see your early bird letter for detailed information on your process and deadlines.
If you have any questions on your early bird payment, please contact the Tampere University Student Affairs Office at studentservices.tau [at] tuni.fi.
As a first year student in 2023, you have a right to a full refund (excluding any bank charges) of a tuition fee paid to Tampere University if:
- you have been admitted conditionally but do not graduate on time and your study place is cancelled,
- you are not granted a residence permit in Finland and therefore cannot start your studies,
- your residence permit status changes before 31 July 2023 and you are no longer liable to pay fees (in such case the new Finnish residence permit card must be presented as proof before 31 July 2023),
- you are unable to start your studies due to long-term illness or parental leave.
Tuition fee payment after the first year of studies
In consecutive years, the annual fee must be paid before semester enrolment. A fee-paying student is only able to enrol as an attending student once s/he has paid the tuition fee. The annual tuition fee is paid using an online payment system. Payment methods include credits cards, MobilePay and Finnish online banking. The link to the payment system is available on this page during the enrolment period for the academic year. If you need to pay your tuition fee at another time, please contact the Student Affairs Office (studentservices.tau [at] tuni.fi) for the payment information.
Non-EU/EEA citizens studying in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes offered in English are fee-paying.
Those non-EU/EEA students who have the right to continuous or permanent residence in Finland (residence permit A granted on other grounds than studies, residence permits P and P-EU) are exempt from paying tuition fees. In addition, British citizens who have applied for or been granted right of residence in Finland under the withdrawal agreement are exempt from paying tuition fees. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, the proof of exemption (nationality or residence permit) needs to be effective at the beginning of each semester (1 August and 1 January). In the first year of studies, proof of exemption valid on 1 August will grant an exemption from paying tuition fees for the whole academic year.
If the student's residence permit or citizenship status changes during studies, the student must to provide the Student Affairs Office with proof of the new status without delay. The student’s status will change and any reimbursement of paid fees will take effect from the start of the semester following the date when the University was made aware of the changed status. If the student’s status changes from exempt to fee-paying prior to the start of a semester but the University is made aware of the changed status only after the start of the semester, the University may charge the tuition fee for the semester from the student retroactively.
If a fee-paying student completes a period of exchange studies within his/her degree, s/he is liable to pay tuition fee to Tampere University also during the exchange. The credits completed during the exchange must be included in the Tampere University degree.
If the student graduates before the end of a semester, the University does not return any tuition fees or parts of tuition fees.
If a student has paid tuition fee and is enrolled as attending for the semester but the student’s studies are interrupted by a long-term illness during the semester, the student’s enrolment will not be changed and the tuition fee for the semester will not be refunded after the enrolment period for the semester has ended. However, the tuition fee for the study time during which the illness has affected the student’s studies will be compensated to the student as a tuition fee scholarship upon the student’s return to studies. The compensation will be granted upon consideration and only on the basis of an appropriate medical certificate which specifies the time period during which the student’s studies have been affected by the illness. The student should contact the Student Services by email (studentservices.tau [at] tuni.fi) as soon as possible to inform the university of the changed circumstances.
Scholarships available for fee-paying students
As a fee-paying student, you have the possibility to apply for Tampere University scholarships during your studies. For detailed information on scholarships available to you during studies, please see the relevant Student's Guide page:
Scholarships for fee-paying students admitted in 2020 or earlier
Scholarships for fee-paying students admitted in 2021 or later
If you have any questions on tuition fees, please contact the Tampere University Student Affairs Office at studentservices.tau [at] tuni.fi.