Comprehensive List of Tuition Free Universities in Finland 2017

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Comprehensive List of Tuition Free Universities in Finland

The government of Finland through the ministry of education funds university higher education in Finland. This means international students enrolled for normal degree courses do not pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are not charged for bachelor, doctorate and several Masters Programs. This is also the same for international degree students, visiting students and exchange students. There are instances though where some master programs may charge non EU/EEA students tuition fee.

Universities have student unions that charge membership fee every term. This is compulsory for individuals studying for their bachelor or master degree while it is not compulsory for individuals enrolled for doctoral program as they may join if they choose to do so.

One important part of studying in Finland is determining how you will take care of yourself during your stay in the country. You will need to make plans for covering expenses such as feeding, insurance, travel e.t.c. it is worth pointing out that financing yourself by working in Finland is not possible.

In 2017, the government of Finland will start charging tuition fee for non EU/EEA students

Below are the tuition free universities in Finland for international students for 2017

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Hanken Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Tampere
  • University of Vaasa
  • Helsinki University of Technology
  • ÅboAkademi University
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyväskylä

Below is a list of other universities in Finland

  • South Carelia Polytechnic
  • Sydväst Polytechnic
  • Tampere Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
  • HAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
  • HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
  • Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  • Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
  • Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
  • North Karelia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oulu Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
  • Pirkanmaa Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
  • Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)
  • University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH
  • Åland Polytechnic
  • University of Applied Sciences
  • Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • EVTEK University of Applied Sciences
  • Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Sibelius Academy
  • Theatre Academy

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