Scholarships and tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

Who will need to pay tuition fee?

On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees will concern students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who start 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. Read more on Studyinfo article "Am I required to pay tuition fees?"

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

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland *)
  • EU Blue Card
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland (Type A permit)
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland (Type P permit)
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

*) 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 in order for it to be considered for studies starting in autumn term and on 1 January in order for them to be considered for studies starting in spring term. If an applicant's document exempting him/her from the tuition fee is not valid as required, he/she should deliver a proof of initiation (e.g. copy of the residence application etc.) instead.

An application must be submitted at before sending any documents concerning the exemption from the tuition fee. After the application has been submitted, the exemption documents can be delivered via a specific link available at A photo taken with a mobile phone or camera is acceptable. 

Metropolia's tuition fees

Metropolia UAS has decided that the level of annual tuition fees vary from 10 000-12 000 euros for Bachelor level studies and 11 000-12 000 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

Annual tuition fee
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 €


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


Citizens non-EU/EEA countries do not have access to Erasmus funding. Therefore, Metropolia provides scholarships for students who are required to pay the tuition fee. The aim is to reward students who perform well during their time at Metropolia.

Metropolia's scholarship only covers the tuition fee and does not include anything else. Students are expected to cover all living expenses and other study related costs from their own financial resources.

1st year students

Regarding scholarships, new students admitted via the joint application will be considered as 1st year students. Students admitted via the open path or transfer application will be considered as 2nd - 4th year students.

Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants having the most successful results in the entrance examination (or in SAT test), will receive a full scholarship covering 100% of the tuition fee in the first academic year provided that:

  • the applicant is required to pay the tuition fee
  • the applicant has informed on his/her application at, that he/she is applying for the scholarship
  • the degree programme, where the student is admitted to, is his/her first option on the joint application at (does not apply to other application procedures such as the transfer applications or open path applications)
  • the applicant has not been admitted from the reserve list

New students apply for scholarship as a part of the application submitted at (the application form will contain a part where the applicant informs if he/she want's to apply for a scholarship). The scholarship decision will be given at the same time or near to the time when the student selections are published.

2nd - 4th year students

Regarding scholarships, new students admitted via the open path or transfer application will be considered as 2nd - 4th year students. Student admitted via the joint application will be considered as 1st year students. 

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‚Äč) in a Bachelor's 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's 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.

Metropolia's 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 at They are subject to payment of the yearly tuition fees, and the normal scholarship practice will be applied in their case.

Invoicing for tuition fees

Those, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be sent an invoice via email. In order to enroll for the academic year, students must pay the entire tuition fee at once by the due date (approximately within 14 days of the admission decision).

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:

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
  • enrolled for the first academic year as present or absent (possible only after the student has received an e-mail from the Admission Services confirm the receipt of the tuition fee)
  • signed the Student Agreement

Furthermore, the admission is conditional until Metropolia checked the applicant’s original school as well as other relevant certificates. Metropolia will withdraw the admission if the student does not pay the tuition fee by the due date, provide the required school and other relevant documents by the given deadline or if he/she has given inadequate or false information.

Further information

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.