Tui­tion fees

Tui­tion fees for non-EU/EEA area degree students

Bac­he­lor’s degree pro­gram­mes taught in English have tui­tion fees. Degree stu­dents who are not citizens of count­ries of the Euro­pean Union (EU) or the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area (EEA) or Switzer­land and who have star­ted their stu­dies 1 August 2017 and onwards are requi­red to pay the tui­tion fee. 

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

You are exemp­ted from paying tui­tion fees if you have one of the docu­ments men­tio­ned below. Plea­se note that you have to upload a copy of the docu­ment which you use as a basis for exemp­tion to the applica­tion form by 27 Janua­ry 2021 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)
  • UK citizens: if you have ente­red to Fin­land befo­re 1 Janua­ry 2021 and have a proof from Fin­nish Immi­gra­tion Ser­vice that you have regis­te­red, or applied to regis­ter, your EU right to resi­dence in Fin­land in accor­dance with the with­drawal agree­ment. Furt­her infor­ma­tion, plea­se see the Brexit infor­ma­tion pro­vi­de by Migri.

Brexit and tui­tion fee

UK citizens are exemp­ted from tui­tion fees also after the 1 Janua­ry 2021 pro­vi­ding that they chan­ge their EU regi­stra­tion in Fin­land to right to resi­dence in accor­dance with the with­drawal agree­ment. This chan­ge of sta­tus must be applied between the 1 Octo­ber 2020 and the 30 Sep­tem­ber 2021. Proof of right to resi­dence, or proof that the citizen has applied for it is suf­ficient for exemp­tion. Applicant must upload copy of the Migri’s proof to the applica­tion form.

UK citizens who have arri­ved in Fin­land prior to 31 Decem­ber 2020 must regis­ter their right to resi­dence (in accor­dance with the with­drawal agree­ment) between the 1 Octo­ber 2020 and the 31 Decem­ber 2020 to be exempt from tui­tion fees. Regi­stra­tion or applica­tion befo­re the end of 2020 exempts the stu­dent from tui­tion fees even if they start their stu­dies after the 1 Janua­ry 2021. Proof of regi­stra­tion or applica­tion is requi­red upload to the applica­tion form.

New UK degree stu­dents who arri­ve in Fin­land after the 31 Decem­ber 2020 are liable to full tui­tion fee and resi­dence per­mit requi­re­ments like other non-EU/EEA students. 

More infor­ma­tion

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 2022.

Stu­dent con­ti­nuing his/her stu­dies must inform Kare­lia UAS whet­her s/he will pay the fee in one or two ins­tal­ments. Stu­dents who choo­se to pay their tui­tion fee as one ins­tal­ment, will pay it at the end of the aca­de­mic year, by 31st July, accor­ding to the pay­ment instruc­tions they will recei­ve. Stu­dents paying in two ins­tal­ment, 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 years 2020 — 2021 and 2021 — 2022

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.

Rules of Scho­lars­hip Fund

Degrees: Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness (IB), dura­tion of stu­dies: 3,5 years, Industrial Mana­ge­ment (IM), dura­tion of stu­dies: 4 years

Stu­dy year

Full tui­tion fee of Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness and Industrial Management

Scho­lars­hip  IB

Scho­lars­hip IM

To be paid when
stu­dent is entit­led for
a full scholarship

In order to recei­ve the scho­lars­hip,
the fol­lowing cri­te­ria must be met

 1st year

5500

 2750

2750

2750

 When accep­ting a stu­dy place (stu­dents accep­ted in 2020): 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.

 2nd year

5500

2750

2750

2750

Has comple­ted A2-level in Fin­nish and

55 cre­dits with during the first stu­dy year, grant com­pen­sa­ted of the tui­tion fee for the second aca­de­mic year

 3rd year

5500

3000

3000

2500

 Has comple­ted B1-level in Fin­nish and 55 cre­dits with during the second stu­dy year, grant com­pen­sa­ted of the tui­tion fee for the third aca­de­mic year

 3,5th year/IB

2750

-

-

2750

 

 

 4th year/IM

5500

-

-

5500

 

TOTAL befo­re graduating

19250 / IB
22000 / IM

8500

8500

10750 / IB

13500 / IM

 

If gra­dua­ting during 3,5/4 years

 

 1375

2750

 

Grant will be paid when stu­dent finis­hes his/her stu­dies in the recom­men­ded stu­dy time, refund upon graduation

(Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness 3,5 years and Industrial Mana­ge­ment 4 years) 

TOTAL

19250
22000

9875

11250

9375 / IB

10750 / IM

 

Table 1: The scho­lars­hip sche­me at Kare­lia UAS from 1 Janua­ry 2020

Comple­tion of the Fin­nish lan­gua­ge pro­ficiency levels A2 and B1
Achie­ving the A2 level in Fin­nish lan­gua­ge is pos­sible by acti­ve­ly par­tici­pa­ting in the Fin­nish lan­gua­ge stu­dies accor­ding to cur­ricu­lum.
 
Achie­ving the B1 level requi­res a stu­dent com­mit­ment and inde­pen­dent stu­dy of the Fin­nish lan­gua­ge. Kare­lia requi­res stu­dents to be acti­ve in deve­lo­ping their Fin­nish lan­gua­ge skills and encou­ra­ges stu­dents to aim to level B1 by sup­por­ting and offe­ring volun­ta­ry Fin­nish lan­gua­ge stu­dies in addi­tion to com­pul­so­ry studies.

Only one scholarship/academic year is avai­lable for comple­ting the Fin­nish lan­gua­ge pro­ficiency, during the second and third stu­dy year. If stu­dent comple­tes both skill levels in the same year, the second skill level comple­men­ta­tion will be take into account to the fol­lowing year. Also stu­dent’s cre­dits excee­ding 55 credits/academic year will be taken into account in next aca­de­mic year’s cre­dit accumulation.

Lan­gua­ge level assess­ment is based on the Com­mon Euro­pean Fra­mework of Refe­rence for Lan­gua­ges: Lear­ning, teac­hing, assess­ment (CEFR).
You can check the requi­re­ments from here: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=090000168045bc7b

If a student 

  • does not gra­dua­te during 3,5 years (Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness), 4 years (Industrial Mana­ge­ment), 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. Scho­lars­hip will not be paid if stu­dy time exceeds 3,5 / 4 years.
  • gra­dua­tes during the semes­ter, the tui­tion fee paid will not be refunded,
  • is found guil­ty of pla­gia­rism, the scho­lars­hip com­mit­tee has the right to reclaim the scholarship.

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

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.