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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
Scholarships
Financing your stay

Tuition fees

Tuition fees apply to non-EU/EEA citizens studying in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes offered in English at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. For more details, see TAMK Student's Guide.

TAMK tuition fees

Bachelor's degrees: 9 800 € per academic year
Master's degrees: 10 800 € per academic year

Payment

Payment deadline for new students is the last day to accept/decline the study place offer. Early Bird scholarship waivers for Bachelor's students are automatically issued to students based on the date of their Conditional Offer letter. Early Bird scholarship discount (-1500 €) 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). 

Payment is only possible through the given payment portal. Payment options are through MobilePay, Finnish online banking or international debit/credit cards. Other options (international bank transfers or invoices) cannot be considered due to security reasons, as non-referenced payments and larger monetary inflows are strictly monitored by the Finnish banks. 

Scholarships

TAMK offers scholarship options for all students who are subject to tuition fees. 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 reibursement afterwards. Scholarship waivers are awarded based on study success or pre-payment of full annual amount (Master's degrees)

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 7 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.

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 -1 500€.

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

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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 at the University, photo: Jonne Renvall

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.