Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA 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. If you are a Finnish citizen, you are not required to pay tuition fees. At Karelia UAS the tuition fee is 5 500 euros for a study year. The fee for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration completed in 3.5-years is 19 250 euros and for Bachelor of Engineering completed in 4 years 22 000 euros. Exemption from the tuition fee Exemption from the tuition fee You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you have one of the documents mentioned below. Please note that you have to send a copy of the document which you use as a basis for exemption to Karelia exemption to Karelia UAS Admission Services by 10 April 2019 by 3:00 pm Finnish time or once you receive it. Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland EU Blue Card in Finland 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) More information Who is required to pay? Migri.fi Karelia UAS Admission Services Collection of tuition fees Collection of tuition fees The tuition fee will be collected from the student upon receipt of the study place, before enrolling as present. The student will receive payment instructions for the tuition fee in the letter of acceptance. The fee can be paid in two instalments so that the first half of the fee is paid as accepting the study place and the other half by the end of January next year. If the student accepts the offered study place at Karelia UAS within 10 days from the offer, s/he is entitled for an Early bird -scholarship. Early bird -scholarship covers the second half of the tuition fee payment due on January 2021. Students continuing their studies with the enrolment status present will pay their tuition fee at the end of the academic year, by 31st July, according to the payment instructions they will receive. Students continuing their studies with the enrolment status present will pay the first instalment by the end of July and the second instalment by the end of January next year. The student must inform Karelia UAS whether s/he will pay the fee in one or two instalments. Scholarship programme for the academic year 2020 - 2021 Scholarship programme for the academic year 2020 - 2021 Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships. The scholarship for first-year students is 50% of the first academic year’s fee and it can be applied for directly when filling in the joint application form. To receive the scholarship, the student needs to accept the study place and pay the remaining 50% of the tuition fee within 10 days from the date the study place has been admitted. As of 1 January 2020, Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with a scholarship also based on Finnish language skills. Students can be awarded with a scholarship two times during their studies based on their level of Finnish language and provided that they have gained 55 credits per academic year. Detailed information will be updated later in 2019. Scholarship programme for the academic year 2019 - 2020 Scholarship programme for the academic year 2019 - 2020 Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships. Early-bird scholarship: A first-year students may apply for a scholarship, which is 50% of the tuition fee for the academic year, as soon as s/he has accepted his/her study place. The scholarship can only be granted when the applicant has accepted the study place and paid half of the tuition fee for the academic year (2,750 €) within 10 days after s/he has accepted his/her study place. The amount of the scholarship will be reduced from the spring term tuition fee (due by January 2020). 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 scholarship is conditional and it will be paid retrospectively. 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 average of 2 (scale: satisfactory 1-5 excellent). In the 3,5th year, the graduating student will receive the last part of the scholarship as a grant when finishing the studies in the recommended set duration of studies (5 semesters, 3.5 years). Rules of the Scholarship Fund Table 1: The scholarship scheme at Karelia UAS from 1 January 2019 Full tuition fee Scholarship To be paid when student is entitled for full scholarship In order to receive the scholarship, the following criteria must be met 1st year 5500 2750 2750 When accepting a study place (students accepted in 2019): A first-year students may apply for a scholarship as soon as s/he has accepted his/her study place, paid 50% of the tuition fee for the academic year, and enrolled present within 10 days after s/he has accepted his/her study place. has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the first study year, grant compensated of the tuition fee for the next academic year 2nd year 5500 2750 2750 has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the second study year, grant compensated of the tuition fee for the next academic year 3rd year 5500 2750 2750 has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the third study year, grant compensated of the tuition fee for the next academic year 3,5th year 2750 1375 1375 Graduating 1375 finishes his/her studies in the recommended study time (3.5 years), refund upon graduation TOTAL 19 250 11 000 9625 If a student does not graduate during 3,5 years, s/he has a right to study one year immediately following this set of duration without a separate permit. Student is required to pay the tuition fee 2750€ / semester.• In order to receive the scholarship, the student is required to submit the scholarship application according to the instructions and to provide proof of compliance with the awarding criteria.• If the student is found guilty of plagiarism, the scholarship committee has the right to reclaim the scholarship. Special issues Special issues If the student falls ill and must be absent from the studies for a semester or an academic year, s/he can transfer his/her payment to the following academic year after providing a medical certificate on the illness. If a student who is about to start his/her studies at Karelia UAS becomes ill before starting the studies and has to be absent the first academic year, s/he can apply for reimbursement of the tuition fee s/he has already paid for. The student needs to present a medical certificate to be eligible for reimbursement. If the application has been made and the medical certificate submitted before the beginning of the first academic year, the whole tuition fee will be reimbursed. If the student is compelled to discontinue his/her studies based on her maternity leave or his/her own or a family member’s severe illness, half of the paid tuition fee for the academic year in question will be refunded, if the studies are discontinued no later than the in the halfway of an academic year. The student is responsible for providing proof of the reason for the discontinuation (medical certificate). The tuition fee will not be refunded without a medical certificate. Other type of discontinuation of studies does not entitle to the restoration of the tuition fee. As described above, the same principle applies to transfer students; if the student transfers to another institution no later than in the hallway of an academic year, half of the tuition fee will be refunded. Students paying Open UAS fees will be charged with degree education tuition fees as they have the eligibility to apply for degree studies (pathway students), i.e. as they have fully completed one year of studies.