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) issued for purposes other than studies. NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
- 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.
- More information on tuition fees for Finnish higher education institutions (Studyinfo)
- Information about how the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU will affect students and participants of EU programmes (Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture).
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.
Payment of the tuition fee
Those, who are required to pay the tuition fee, must pay the tuition fee by the deadline for accepting the study place. However, the due date can be postponed until the beginning of the academic term in which the studies begin. A request to postpone the due date must be made by sending an e-mail to admission [at] metropolia.fi by the deadline for accepting the study place.
The tuition fee must be paid on student's own initiative (an invoice will not be sent).
The tuition fee must be paid as a single payment.
The student is responsible for paying possible bank service charges. Thus the payment must cover both the tuition fee and any transfer charges or other charges collected by the bank. Ask your bank about the charges.
The tuition fee is to be paid twice a year (= half of the annual tuition fee per academic term).
Please check the amount of the tuition fee on Metropolia’s web site.
- If you accept the study place and register as present no later than 7 days after the announcement of the student selection by 3 pm (local time in Finland), you are entitled to reduce the Early Bird discount of from the tuition fee of the first academic term. Subtract the discount 1.500 € from the tuition fee yourself while making the payment.
|Name||Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy|
|Bank||OP Corporate Bank Plc|
|Bank address||Gebhardinaukio 1, P.O.Box 308, FI-00013 OP, Helsinki, Finland|
|Account number, IBAN||FI44 5000 0120 4746 96|
|Reference||The application number must be given as a reference number in the payment message field.|
If you do not pay the tuition fee or deliver a document exempting you from the tuition fee by the given deadline, you will lose your study entitlement. If you are later able to pay the tuition fee or receive the document exempting you from the tuition fee, you may apply for the restoration of the study entitlement online at http://maksut.metropolia.fi (statutory application fee EUR 50).
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.
Scholarship based on humanitarian reasons
In accordance with the decision taken by the Board of Directors of Metropolia on 30 March 2022, humanitarian reasons may also be used as grounds for granting a scholarship. The decision applies to the years 2022 and 2023 and is in force as of 30 March 2022. A humanitarian reason applies to students who have been granted temporary protection based on Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 due to the mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine.
A scholarship based on humanitarian reasons will be used to pay for the entire tuition fees charged from the student in the years 2022 and 2023, beginning from 30 March 2022.
admissions [at] metropolia.fi