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Who will need to pay tuition fee?

The tuition fees concern students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who have started their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. However, students can be exempted from the tuition fee e.g. on the basis of their residence permits.

In order to be exempted from the tuition fee at Metropolia, an applicant must deliver a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland *)
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • Brexit residence permit card, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Services that I have registered, or applied to register, my EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

*) Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.

The document exempting from the tuition fee must be valid on 1 August for studies starting in autumn term and on 1 January for studies starting in spring term. The document giving the exemption from the tuition fee must be uploaded to the online application at Studyinfo.fi. A photo taken with a mobile phone or camera is acceptable. 

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How does Brexit influence tuition fee liability?

If you are a UK citizen and have entered Finland before 1 January 2021 and have proof from the Finnish Immigration Service Migri that you have registered, or applied to register, your EU right to residence in Finland in accordance with the withdrawal agreement, tuition fees will not concern you. Submit the proof from the Finnish Immigration Service with your application for admission. Please refer to the Finnish Immigration Service Migri’s, Brexit information for further details.

The EU-UK withdrawal agreement does not apply to British citizens who enter Finland on or after 1 January 2021. They are liable for tuition fees like other non-EU citizens.

Continuing UK degree students are exempt from tuition fees even after the 1st of January 2021 as long as they change their EU registration in Finland to EU right-to-residence in accordance with the withdrawal agreement (with Migri). This change of status must be applied between the 1st of October 2020 and the 30th of September 2021.

Proof of the EU right to residence (i.e. a relevant residence permit card), or proof that the student has applied for it (from Migri) is sufficient for exemption.

New UK degree students who have arrived in Finland prior to 31st of December 2020 must register their right to residence (in accordance with the withdrawal agreement) between the 1st of October 2020 and the 31st of December 2020 to be exempt from tuition fees. Registration or application before the end of 2020 exempts the student from tuition fees even if they start their studies (in degree programmes taught in English) after the 1st of January 2021. Proof of registration (i.e a relevant residence permit card) or pending application (from Migri) is required.

Metropolia's tuition fees & Early Bird discount

NB! Metropolia will introduce an Early Bird discount on tuition fees for students admitted to degree studies beginning in autumn 2022 and after: an Early Bird discount of € 1,500 on the tuition fee for the first academic term will be granted if the applicant accepts a study place and registers as present no later than 7 days after the announcement of the student selection by 3 pm (local time in Finland).

The level of annual tuition fees vary from 10 000-13 000 euros for Bachelor level studies and 11 000-12 000 euros for Master level studies per academic year.


Bachelor level studies

Annual tuition fee
Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (top-up), Bachelor of Health Care 13 000 €
Electronics, Bachelor of Engineering12.000 € for those whose right to study starts before 1 August 2022 and 11.000 € for those whose right to study starts after 31 July 2022
European Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration10 000 €
Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering10 000 €
International Business and Logistics, Bachelor of Business Administration10 000 €
Nursing, Bachelor of Health Care11 000 €
Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Health Care (top-up)13 000 € 
Social Services, Bachelor of Social Services11 000 €

Master level studies

Annual tuition fee
Business Informatics, Master of Business Administration11 000 €
Business Informatics, Master of Engineering11 000 €
Construction and Real Estate Management, Master of Engineering 1 500 €*
Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields, Master of Culture and Arts12 000 €
Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields, Master of Social Services and/or Health Care12 000 €
Health Business Management, Master of Business Administration12 000 €
Health Business Management, Master of Engineering12 000 €
Health Business Management, Master of Social Services and/or Health Care12 000 €
Industrial Management, Master of Engineering11 000 €
Information Technology, Master of Engineering11 000 €
Osteopathy, Master of Social Services and/or Health Care12 000 €
Procurement, Master of Business Administration11 000 €

 

*) This programme is a joint programme with HTW Berlin, the admission procedure is administrated by HTW Berlin. 

Scholarships

Students enrolled to Metropolia UAS that are nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries and studying in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, are due to be pay the annual tuition fee to be decided yearly by the Metropolia UAS. They are required to pay the tuition fee for the academic term in one instalment by the deadline announced by Metropolia UAS. Metropolia provides scholarships only for students who are required to pay the tuition fee.

The Metropolia scholarship is awarded based on a national Finnish language level test (National Certificates of Language Proficiency, YKI). The YKI system consists of basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Each level entitles you to a scholarship of 3000 euros. This means that you can receive the scholarship max. three times during your studies. The scholarship can be granted once per academic year. For students who have started their studies in the academic years 2019-2021 and 2020-2021, the scholarship is 3000 euros .A language skills level test must be completed during your studies at Metropolia.

The grant scheme applies to both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

For students in Master’s Degree Programme, it is possible to achieve at least one scholarship. Note that reaching the intermediate level and the second scholarship during two academic years, a lot of independent work and active language usage in everyday life is needed, in addition to Finnish studies.

Invoicing for tuition fees

Those, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be sent an invoice via email. In order to confirm his or her study place, an applicant must accept it and pay the tuition fee for the academic term in one instalment. 

Invoices have a reference number, which must be stated in the payment when paying the invoice. In addition to the tuition fee, possible fees charged by banks for the payment transaction must be paid by the student.

The 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: kirjanpito.maksuliikenne [at] metropolia.fi

Confirming the study place

The admission of a student is conditional until the student has:

  • paid the tuition fee, 
  • confirmed his/her study place at Studyinfo,
  • registered for the first academic year as present or absent, and
  • signed the Student Agreement.

Metropolia may withdraw the admission if the student does not pay the tuition fee by the due date, provide the required documents by the given deadline or has given inadequate or false information.

Further information

admissions [at] metropolia.fi