Tuition fees for Bachelor’s programmes

Information about the tuition fees in Savonia for Bachelor’s programmes

The Board of Directors of Savonia UAS has made a decision on 5.10.2020 to introduce new tuition fees for non- EU/EEA students. These tuition fees apply to students who will be admitted as students in 2021 or later. The tuition fee is charged for each academic year and it must be paid by 31 August. If a student fails to pay the tuition fee in time, she/he will lose the study place.

Tuition fee for Bachelor studies is 6000 euros per academic year.

In case the student accepts the study place by 30 April, she/he will get an Early bird –price (5000 euros) for the first year.

Cost of studying and living

The tuition fee entitles the student to study and to use the normal support services available for students. However, all students have to buy books (if not available in the library) and other educational material themselves, students should also have their own laptop. Students must get insurance as well as take care of their own travelling and living costs (accommodation, food, clothing, leisure activities). Average monthly living cost for a student is estimated to be about 600–800 euros.

According to Finnish Immigration Service, in addition to the amount of the tuition fee, the student has to have at least 6720 euros / academic year available to cover the living costs.

Refund policy

If a student pays the tuition fee for the first academic year but is not granted the residence permit to Finland, Savonia UAS will refund the paid amount to the student. However, Savonia UAS will not refund the paid tuition fee if a student decides not to arrive to Finland for other reasons or cancels the study place. In addition, Savonia UAS will not refund the paid tuition fee if a student starts her / his studies online.

Scholarship

In the first academic year, all students who are obligated to pay the tuition fee will automatically get the scholarship, which covers 50% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years, the scholarship covers max. 50% of the tuition fee. To qualify for the scholarship of 40% of the tuition fee, the student must complete at least 55 credits by 31 July. The additional 10% of the tuition fee is based on the student’s level of proficiency in the Finnish language.

The tuition fee is charged for each academic year. On the first academic year the tuition fee for the Bachelor student after the scholarship is 3000 euros (Early bird tuition fee after the scholarship is 2500 euros), and it must be paid by 31 August. After that, each academic year in June students will get an invoice of half of the tuition fee 3000 euros and it must be paid by 31 August. If a student fails to complete the earlier mentioned scholarship criteria by 31 July, she/he will get another invoice in the beginning of August and also for that the due date is 30 August.

Tuition fee information

First academic year

  • Scholarship: 50% of 6000 € (or Early bird 5000 €)
  • Requirements: Accepted study place
  • Tuition fee to be paid: 3000 € (or Early bird 2500 €)

Second academic year

  • Scholarship: 40% + 10% additional scholarship if you have 55 credits and level of proficiency in the Finnish language A2.1
  • Requirements: 55 credits done in the previous academic year
  • Tuition fee to be paid: 3600 € or 3000 € if you get the additional scholarship

Third academic year

  • Scholarship: 40% + 10% additional scholarship if you have 55 credits and level of proficiency in the Finnish language B1.1
  • Requirements: 55 credits done in the previous academic year
  • Tuition fee to be paid: 3600 € or 3000 € if you get the additional scholarship

Fourth academic year

  • Scholarship: 40% + 10% additional scholarship if you have 55 credits and level of proficiency in the Finnish language B1.2
  • Requirements: 55 credits done in the previous academic year
  • Tuition fee to be paid: 3600 € or 3000 € if you get the additional scholarship

Next study years

  • Tuition fee to be paid: 6000 €
  • The scholarship can only be granted for the statutory study time. Statutory study times for different extents of study programmes are:
    • 210 credits Bachelor’s degree – 3,5 years
    • 240 credits Bachelor’s degree – 4 years

Am I required to pay the tuition fee?

You don’t have to pay the tuition fee if you have one of these 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
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Service that you have registered, or applied to register, your EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

Please note, that the residence permit in another EU/EEA country is not sufficient grounds for exemption, only residence permits in Finland can be considered.

The residence permit must be valid when the study right begins (1 August). Please check Studyinfo.fi for more information.

EU countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

EEA countries:

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Who decides if I will be exempted from paying the tuition fee?

Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences make the decision whether you are required to pay fees or not based only on the Finnish Immigration Service’s residence permit decision, which is checked from the copy of your residence permit card attached to your application documents.

If you have applied for residence permit but have not received the decision by the date when the tuition fee is due, you will have to pay the fee.

If you have any questions related to applying, please contact the Admission services.

Savonia Admission services
admissions@savonia.fi