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. 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 22 000 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 13 April 2018 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 Am I required to pay tuition fees? StudyinFinland.fi Migri.fi Karelia UAS Admission Services Scholarship programme 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 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). Rules of the Scholarship Fund Table 1: The scholarship scheme at Karelia UAS Full tuition fee Grant 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 at 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 at the end of the year 3rd year 5500 2750 has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade of 2 during the third study year, grant compensated at the end of the year 4th year 5500 2750 finishes his/her studies in the recommended study time (3.5 years), refund upon graduation TOTAL 22 000 11 000 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 a tuition fee invoice 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. 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 invoice 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 will be given in the letter of acceptance. 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 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.