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On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that.
The students from non-EU/EEA countries do not have access to Erasmus funding. That is why Metropolia has scholarships available for non-EU/EEA degree students, both for the first year and for the subsequent years of study. Our aim is to reward students who perform well during their time at Metropolia.
Who will need to pay tuition fees?
The tuition fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that.
Read more on Studyinfo article "Am I required to pay tuition fees?"
No tuition fee if you are an EU/EEA citizen:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and Switzerland
Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination (or in SAT test), will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year, if they have applied for the scholarship. The scholarship will be granted to those applicants who have the degree programme in question as their first joint application study option in studyinfo.fi portal. Transfer and Open Path applicants have their own procedure (applicants, who are are required to pay the tuition fee, will be contacted and instructed after the application period has ended).
During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued:
- a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July) in a Bachelor degree programme. The study credits must be included in the degree. This scholarship scheme during the 2.-4. academic years also applies to those students accepted as degree students through the Open Application Path process.
- a minimum of 25 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme. The study credits must be included in the degree.
In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons.
Our partner universities’ students, with non-EU/EEA citizenship, who study in international double degree programs, or through bilateral agreements at Metropolia, will be granted a full 100% scholarship. However, the 100% scholarship policy does not apply to those applicants of international double degree programmes applying through the Finnish joint application system (studyinfo.fi). They are subject to payment of the yearly tuition fees, and the normal scholarship practice will be applied in their case.
Metropolia UAS has decided that the level of annual tuition fees vary from 10 000-12 000 euros for Bachelor level studies and 11 000-13 000 euros for Master level studies per academic year.
|Bachelor level studies
||Annual tuition fee|
|Electronics, Bachelor of Engineering||12 000 €|
|European Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration||10 000 €|
|Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering||10 000 €|
|International Business and Logistics, Bachelor of Business Administration||10 000 €|
|Nursing, Bachelor of Health Care||11 000 €|
|Social Services, Bachelor of Social Services||11 000 €|
Master level studies
|Business Informatics, Master of Business Administration||11 000 €|
|Business Informatics, Master of Engineering||11 000 €|
|Construction and Real Estate Management, Master of Engineering||1 500 €|
|Health Business Management, Master of Business Administration||12 000 €|
|Health Business Management, Master of Engineering||12 000 €|
|Health Business Management, Master of Social Services and/or Health Care||12 000 €|
|Industrial Management, Master of Engineering||11 000 €|
|Information Technology, Master of Engineering||11 000 €|
|Logistics Management, Master of Engineering||11 000 €|
The fee only covers tuition and does not include anything else.
Application, processing and approval of scholarships
If you are obliged to pay the tuition fee and want to apply for a scholarship, you must fill in the online application form by the deadline.
- Transfer application: those who are required to pay the tuition fee will be contacted by Metropolia's Admission Services after the application period has ended.
- Open Path application: those who are required to pay the tuition fee will be contacted by Metropolia's Admission Services after the application period has ended.
- Joint Application: instructions will be published by the end of December 2017
Please note: Scholarships in Metropolia UAS cover only the tuition fee, not living costs.
The admission of a student is conditional until the tuition fee is paid, the student has confirmed his/her study place, enrolled in Metropolia, signed the Student Agreement and also until Metropolia has received the receipt of the tuition fee and checked the applicant’s original school as well as other relevant certificates.
Metropolia will withdraw the admission, if the applicant does not provide the above mentioned school and other relevant documents by the given deadline or if he/she has given inadequate or false information.
Invoicing of tuition fees for degree students from outside the EU/EEA
Students who have been given a study place but have not received a scholarship
Those who have been given a study place will be sent an invoice for tuition fees for the academic year by email. In order to confirm their study place, applicants must accept it and pay the entire tuition fee for the academic year in one instalment within 14 days of the selection decision. Invoices have a reference number which must be stated in the payment when paying the invoice. The tuition fee for the academic year must be paid to Metropolia in full, so any fees charged by banks for the payment transaction must be paid by the applicant. Your study place will not be confirmed until the payment has been credited to Metropolia's account. Once you have paid the tuition fees, please send a copy of your payment receipt to: email@example.com
Students who have been given a study place and are recipients of a grant
Applicants who have been given a grant based on their application will not be sent an invoice.
Financing your studies
Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources. The fee only covers tuition and does not include anything else.
Disclaimer: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences yearly tuition fee and scholarship practices 2018 is not in its entirety. The text has been summarized for relevance purposes.