Fees and scholarships

According to the Finnish Parliament decision in December 2015, Finnish universities will introduce tuition fees in 2017 (Universities Act 558/2009, amendment 30 December 2015/1600). At the University of Tampere, fees are collected in Master’s degree programmes taught in English, starting in August 2017. All applicants required to pay fees are entitled to apply for scholarships as specified below.

Who will need to pay the fee?
Tuition fees

Who will need to pay the fee?

Fees will be collected from non-EU/EEA citizens starting their studies in Master’s degree programmes taught in English in August 2017 or after.

You will not need to pay the fee if you are:

  • EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (continuous A or permanent P/P-EU residence permit type), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee
  • a student who started your Master’s degree studies at UTA before autumn 2017.

There are no tuition fees in Doctoral programmes.

If you are unsure about whether you are subject to tuition fees, please see Am I required to pay tuition fees? section in the Studyinfo.fi site.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees charged in UTA’s Master’s degree programmes offered in English range between 8,000 and 12,000 € per academic year, while most programmes charge either a fee of 10,000 € or 12,000 € per academic year.

Tuition fees by programme
Programme Fee / year

Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Administration

8000 €

Cultural Studies, Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, Gender Studies, Global and Transnational Sociology, Media Education; Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research; Public Choice, Public and Global Health, Teacher Education

10 000 €

Biomedical Technology, Computational Big Data Analytics, Human-Technology Interaction, Internet and Game Studies, Software Development, Leadership for Change

12 000 €

MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (Mundus) (no intake in 2018)

to be confirmed


Should your residence permit status or citizenship change during your studies you can apply for a refund of your tuition fee payment. Please fill in the refund form. The University is not liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage. In force majeure instances the University will review the situation carefully and make any reimbursements case by case. In all cases, the University’s liability is limited to what the Student has paid to the University for the MD programme.

It is possible to pay the tuition fee in two installments. The first installment is due on 31 July and the second on 30 November.


The University of Tampere Scholarships Programme

The University of Tampere Scholarships Programme intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English will be implemented as of autumn 2017. A substantial number of scholarships will be available for the most talented fee-paying students. The scheme consists of two scholarship categories.

  • The University of Tampere tuition fee scholarships cover either 100% or 50% of the tuition fees in a two-year Master’s degree programme
  • The University of Tampere global student award for academic excellence scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees and include a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme.

During the application process, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for the scholarships. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

The scholarship recipients’ progress in studies will be monitored each semester. In order to qualify for the scholarship in the second year, you must earn at least 55 credits as detailed in the personal study plan.

Unfortunately we cannot grant a scholarship to all new students at admission. However, if a fee-paying new student does very well in studies during the first year of studies, i.e. finishes 65 ECTS credits with a GPA no less than 3/5, those students may apply after the first year of studies for the following UTA grant

  • The University of Tampere tuition fee scholarship covering  50% of the tuition fees during the second year of studies.

EDUFI Scholarships

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) awards and administers scholarships for international students, post-master students, researchers (post-master or post-doctoral), teachers and administrational staff of universities.

For more information, please see: www.studyinfinland.fi | Tuition fees and Scholarships