Information about fees for tuition fee-paying students

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.

A student who is exempt from paying the tuition fee because of their residence status shall submit a copy of their new residence permit when the previous one has expired. Arcada monitors this actively. Students who fail to submit a renewed proof of exemption must pay the tuition fee.

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

Change to residence or citizenship status  

Changes to residence or citizenship status during studies will be considered as follows:

  1. If the change of status means that you are no longer liable to pay tuition fees, any fees covering the time after the change will be reimbursed as of the following term. However, changes reported during the first academic year do not entitle to a refund of the tuition fee for the academic year in question but shall be noted as of the start of the second academic year. You shall immediately inform Arcada of any changes that may affect your liability to pay tuition fees.
     
  2. If your status changes so that you become liable to pay tuition fees, the liability will begin as of the following term. You shall immediately inform Arcada of any changes that may affect your liability to pay tuition fees.  
     
  3. If you have received a scholarship and your status changes so that you are no longer tuition fee-liable student, you are no longer eligible for the scholarship.

Changes to the liability to pay tuition fees will come into effect as of the beginning of the term following the change of status. One academic year consists of an autumn term (1 August to 31 December) and a spring term (1 January to 31 July).

If you expect that your residence permit status is about to change and if you are not sure how this would affect your liability to pay the tuition fees, please contact Student Affairs.

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 or later

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 Sustainable
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 Sustainable 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.