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, 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 19 250 euros.

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)

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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.

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 2020.

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.

Instructions for the payment of the tuition fee (first year students, autumn 2018)

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.