Study in Finland: Top 7 Universities in Finland, Expected Tuition Fee

Finland is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland with Estonia on the opposite side. Finland is a Nordic country and, together with Scandinavia.

Finland has always been a popular choice for international students. Kudos to the Finnish government who over the years subsidised its higher education fee. For students in EU/EEA countries, tuition fees are free – making Finland an appealing study destination for students in Europe.

Recently, Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students has been introduced from autumn 2017 onwardsfor English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes. *Only Doctoral level studies will remain free of tuition fees,  regardless of your nationality.

Finnish universities and UAS’s offer scholarship options for gifted non-EU/EEA students admitted to their fee-charging Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. EDUFI Fellowships are available to cover living expenses for Doctoral studies for up to one  academic year.

Top Ranked Universities in Finland:

University of Helsinki- The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland. The University of Helsinki was established in Turku in 1640.

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Teaching in English is extensive throughout the university at Master. The scope of programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of fulltime study. The University of Helsinki places heavy emphasis on high-quality teaching and research of a top international standard

Tuition and Fee

13,000, 15,000 or 18,000 euros per academic year, depending on the academic field of the degree programme.

Aalto University- Aalto University is a university primarily located in Greater Helsinki, Finland. It was established in 2010 as a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (established 1849),

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the Helsinki School of Economics (established 1904), and the University of Art and Design Helsinki (established 1871). The Finnish government, in 2010, set out to create a university that fosters innovation, merging the three institutions into one.

Aalto University offers the highest level of education in business, art and design, architecture, and technology in Finland

Tuition Fee

Estimated Fee The tuition fee for the bachelor’s programmes is 12 000 euros per academic year and the tuition fee for master’s programmes is 15 000 euros per academic year.

University of Tampere –The University of Tampere (UTA), is a public university in Tampere, Finland offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. It was founded in 1925 in Helsinki as the Civic College.

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The university is set to merge with Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2019.

The University of Tampere is a multi-discipline university known especially for its research on the society and health


University of Oulu- The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, located in the city of Oulu. It was founded on July 8, 1958. The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education.

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Tuition and Fee-

The Student Union membership fee is 109 EUR/academic year and includes a student health care fee of 54 EUR.

The fee per term is 54,50 EUR and the health care fee is 27 EUR.


University of Eastern Finland– is a university in Finland with three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna. It was formed in 2010 by a merger of two previously independent universities- The University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio.

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The university has four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

Tuition and Fee The tuition fees in the programmes range between 8,000 and 15,000 euros. There is variation between the faculties and the programmes.


University of Turku- The University of Turkuin UTU), located in Turku in southwestern Finland. The university is a research-led university with seven faculties and internationally acknowledged expertise from hu

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Tuition and Fee- The tuition fees for international Master’s degree programmes at the University of Turku ranges between €8,000 – €16,000 depending on the programme.


University of Jyväskylä- The University of Jyväskylä is a university in Jyväskylä, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College (the so-called Teacher Seminary), founded in 1863.

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The University of Jyväskylä offers high-quality, research-based master’s degree programmes in English in its fields of special expertise.

Tuition and Fee- The University of Jyväskylä charges tuition fees of EUR 8,000–12,000 from students who are liable to pay tuition fees.