According to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014 13 a § (Amendment 1601/2015) all Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland must charge a tuition fee for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes taught in a language other than Finnish or Swedish.

Who is required to pay?

The fee applies to students from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area. There are however exemptions that can free a non European/EEA citizen from paying the fee. The fee will not be charged from students who are equated with EU area citizens. The exemption will also apply to those who have an EU blue card stated in the Aliens Act, continuous or permanent residence permit.

If you are unsure as to whether you are required to pay or not, please see this guide on Studyinfo. Please also note, that tuition fees are not charged from students who began their studies before 1 August 2017.

Tuition fees for students starting autumn 2017, 2018 and 2019

Bachelor's degree programmes

Full-time degree programme Credits Duration Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 (fall) Year 4 (spring) Total cost
International Business 210 3,5 years 6000 € 6000 € 6000 € 3000 €   21 000 €
Materials Processing
Technology
240 4 years 6000 € 6000 € 6000 € 3000 € 3000 € 24 000 €
Nursing 210 3,5 years 6000 € 6000 € 6000 € 3000 €   21 000 €

If the student is unable to complete the degree within the given time frame, the student needs to pay 2000 € per each extra semester (or 4000 € per each extra year) until the degree is completed.

Tuition fees for students starting autumn 2020

Bachelor's degree programmes

Full-time degree programme Credits Duration Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 (fall) Year 4 (spring) Total cost
International Business 210 3,5 years 8500 € 8500 € 8500 € 4000 €   29 500 €

Mechanical and Sustainability
Engineering

240 4 years 8500 € 8500 € 8500 € 4250 € 4250 € 34 000 €
Nursing 210 3,5 years 5000 € 5000 € 5000 € 2500 €   17 500 €

If the student is unable to complete the degree within the given time frame, the student needs to pay 4000 € per each extra semester (or 8000 € per each extra year) until the degree is completed.

Master's degree programmes

Most of Arcada's programmes are available to study either full-time or part-time. The mode of study is chosen already in the application phase. The tuition fee is payed according to the degree programme and the mode of study you are admitted to.

Full-time degree programme Credits Duration Year 1 Year 2 (fall) Total cost
Big Data Analytics 60 1 year 10 000 €   10 000 €
International Business Management 90 1,5 years 8500 € 2500 € 11 000 €
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare 90 1,5 year 8500 € 2500 € 11 000 €
Media Management 60 1 year 10 000 €   10 000 €

If the student is unable to complete the degree within the given time-frame, the student needs to pay 4000 € per each extra semester (or 8000 € per each extra year) until the degree is completed.

Part-time degree programme Credits Duration Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total cost
International Business Management 90 3 years 6000 € 2500 € 2500 € 11 000 €
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare 90 3 years 6000 € 2500 € 2500 € 11 000 €

If the student is unable to complete the degree within the given time-frame, the student needs to pay 4000 € per each extra semester (or 8000 € per each extra year) until the degree is completed. One academic year consists of two semesters.

Early bird offer

Arcada offers an early bird offer to fee-paying full-time Bachelor's and Master's students. The early bird offer may be given to a student who bindingly accepts a study place offer within 14 days. The tuition fee of such a student is reduced by 4 000 € for the first academic year. The early bird offer does not apply to the degree programme in Nursing. Other restrictions may also apply.

Degree programme First year tuition Tuition with early bird reduction
Big Data Analytics (Master) 10 000 € 6000 €
International Business (Bachelor) 8500 € 4500 €
International Business Management (Master) 8500 € 4500 €
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare (Master) 8500 € 4500 €
Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering (Bachelor) 8500 € 4500 €
Media Management (Master) 10 000 € 6000 €

How do I pay?

The payment is made by bank transfer in advance. Please find more information on payment here.

When is the deadline?

The last payment date is 31 st of August each academic year. However, please note that you need to apply for extended residence permit before your previous permit expires. Please find more information here.

Does Arcada offer scholarships?

We offer scholarships for Bachelor's level studies. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance. Please read more about the scholarships here.

Arcada UAS reserves all rights to make changes to the payment process and the payment deadlines of the tuition fee.