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Financial matters when studying at TAMK

Planning a budget for your studies is important as all the students at Tampere University of Applied Sciences must fund their studies and living expenses themselves. Make sure that you have adequate funding and enough of financial means to pay for possible tuition fees, your studies and living expenses for the entire period of your study. TAMK offers scholarship options for all students who are subject to tuition fees.

Financial matters

On this page you can find information on tuition fees and scholarships, as well as on livings costs and possibilites to finance your stay by working while studying. 

Tuition fees
Financing your stay

Tuition fees

Tuition fee of 12 000 € / academic year applies to non-EU/EEA citizens studying in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes offered in English at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Current price is valid for studies starting in 2024 or later. Students may be exempted from payment, if they present one of the permits granting them non-paying student status.

For more details, see TAMK Student's Guide.


Payment deadline for new students is the last day to accept/decline the study place offer. Early Bird scholarship waivers (50% of Year 1 fee) for Bachelor's students are automatically issued to students based on the date of their Conditional Offer letter if enrollment is completed and 1st installment is paid within 14 days. 

Early Bird scholarship waiver (20% of Year 1 fee) for Master's degree students requires full annual payment by 31 May.

Payment deadlines for continuing students are by 31 May (1st installment) and 31 August (2nd installment). Exceptions e.g. for transfer students or double degree students are given to accepted students in student selection letters (conditional offer letter). 

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TAMK offers scholarship options for all students who are subject to individual tuition fees (with the exception of tailored groups / commissioned education). The TAMK system is cohort-based, giving each new student the ability to predict and influence their own costs throughout their studies. Any changes made to the system will only be applied to previously enrolled cohorts, if it is beneficial to the students in question.


Scholarship waivers

All scholarships are awarded as waivers or discounts from payable amounts. No need to wait for reimbursement afterwards. Scholarship waivers in Year 1 are awarded based on accepting the study place offer by a certain date (Bachelor's degrees) or pre-payment of full annual amount (Master's degrees). Continuing students are considered based on study success while at TAMK. Tuition fees are regularly paid in two installments, and the waivers are applied to cover the 2nd installment either partially or completely. 


Bachelor's degrees - Early Bird

Upon student selection, when receiving a Conditional Offer Letter from TAMK, you will also receive information on how to get the Early Bird scholarship waiver. In a nutshell - if you accept our study place offer within 14 days (pay the 1st installment of your first year tuition fee), you will automatically be awarded a 50% scholarship waiver to cover the 2nd installment due in August.


Bachelor's degrees - Academic Award from 2021 onwards

All Bachelor's degree students who reach 60 credits / academic year are issued a 25% scholarship waiver.

  • Credits must be completed in the previous academic year (1 August - 31 July).
  • Credits must be in the study registry by the credits check on 15 August.

Students who wish to receive the higher 50% scholarship waiver, must reach the 60 credit / academic year limit AND submit a Finnish language test (YKI) result by 15 August.  

Language study support:   TAMK course offer  /  TAU course offer  /  Outside providers


Master's degrees

Newly admitted students who choose to pay the full year fee in one go by 31 May annually, are issued an Early Bird discount of 20% of the annual fee.

Those that continue on to Year 2 have the following limits for their Academic Award scholarship waivers:

  • 60 cr / year = 50 % scholarship waiver
  • 45 cr / year = 25 % scholarship waiver 

Financing your stay

Costs of living

All students have to pay for their accomodation and living expenses themselves. It is important to make arrangements for adequate funding for the entire period of your studies before leaving your home country.

Working while studying

Working part-time while studying might be an option to finance your studies. In addition to some useful extra cash, having a part-time job can be a good way of gaining valuable work experience and networks alongside your studies.

Study and stay

Study & stay is a programme of activities and services for international degree students. The aim of Study & Stay is to support international students to study, live and work -or start a business- in the Tampere Area. Study & Stay was developed by the Tampere Universities Career Services in collaboration with the City of Tampere and as part of the International Tampere Hub project and the national Talent Boost programme.