Tuition fees for non-EU/ETA area degree students

According to the legislation from 1 January 2016 Universities of Applied Sciences are to charge tuition fees from students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), and who starting their studies 1 August 2017 and onwards. The law on tuition fees applies to the degree programmes in English.

At Karelia UAS, in the Degree Programme in International Business the tuition fee is 5 500 euros for a study year.  The tuition fee for the completed 3.5-year’s bachelor’s degree is 22 000 euros.

Exemption from tuition fees

You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you have one of the documents mentioned below. There are NO tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA-citizens. Please note that you have to send a copy of the document which you use as a basis for exemption to Karelia UAS by 8  Febryary 2017 or once you receive it.

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (Higher education institutions can verify Finnish citizenship from the database, so applicants who have Finnish citizenship do not have to send a copy of their passport or identity card.)
  • EU Blue Card
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

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Scholarship programme for non-EU/ETA area degree students

Karelia UAS will provide successful students with scholarship based on performance in their studies. All students who are charged for the tuition fee, are eligible. The student will be awarded 50% reduction of the tuition fee for the next academic year, when completing 55 ECTS credits in a study year with the minimum grade of 2 (scale:  satisfactory 1-5 excellent). In the fourth year, the graduating student will receive the last part of the scholarship as a grant when finishing the studies in the recommended study time (5 semesters, 3.5 years).

The scholarship scheme at Karelia UAS

 

Full tuition fee (euros)

Tuition fee
with grant (euros)

In order to receive the grant, student

1st year

5500

2750

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade of 2 during the first study year, grant compensated in the end of the study year

2nd year

5500

2750

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade of 2 during the second study year, grant compensated in the end of the study year

3rd year

5500

2750

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade of 2 during the second study year, grant compensated in the end of the study year

4th year

5500

 

2750

Finishes studies in the recommended study time (3.5 years); grant refund upon graduation

TOTAL

22 000

11 000

 

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