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The fees for the University of Helsinki Master’s Programmes are 13,000, 15,000 and 18,000 EUR per academic year, depending on the programme. In joint programmes, the fees may differ from these. You can find  the programme specific fee from the Degree Finder.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. Please check the FAQ of the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.

Please note that there are no tuition fees for:

  • exchange students
  • PhD students
  • citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and those who have a permanent residence status within the EU and EEA.

The individual student’s fee will remain the same throughout the completion of the programme. The fees are not charged of students who began their studies before 1 August 2017.

The payment

The University of Helsinki issues an invoice in advance of each academic year. The payment is due before the start of the academic year. The first year invoice will be sent at the same time as the letter of acceptance. The payment is due within one month.
The invoice for the second academic year will be sent in June.

Once the tuition fee for the first academic year of study is paid, the University of Helsinki will directly notify the Finnish Migration Service that payment has been received so that you can start your residence permit application. We encourage you to submit your residence permit application documents as soon as possible once you have paid the first-year tuition fee, so that your residence permit can be processed in good time before the start of the first semester of your studies.

If you are granted a scholarship, the amount awarded will be deducted from your invoice accordingly, e.g. if you are awarded a 50% scholarship, your invoice will only include half of the tuition fee due for that academic year.

If you have any questions about the payments, please contact

What does the tuition fee include?

The tuition fee includes the compulsory Student Union (HYY) membership fee which provides you substantial benefits and services, advocacy work and events throughout the year. HYY Members are provided with free or highly affordable general, mental and oral health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). The members are also entitled to a significant student meal discount in Unicafe student restaurants and reductions in the public transport of the metropolitan area and in long-distance traffic. In addition, the university sport services Unisport offers a full range of sport and wellbeing services for students at low prices.

If you are among the first ones accepting your study place, the University of Helsinki will offer a chance to participate in an Intensive Finnish Course in the Helsinki Summer School for free! It is a great possibility to learn Finnish and explore Finnish culture before starting your degree studies in Helsinki.

As a student at the University of Helsinki you have access to excellent Student Services. Do not hesitate to contact the services – they are all here for you! The  Career Services offer services for the University's degree students, recent graduates and Alumni members. The Career Services offer advice and information on job hunting, career planning, internships in Finland and abroad etc.

At the University of Helsinki you have access to the newest learning facilities, the innovative and service designed learning centre and the student Library. As a student you are introduced to the latest research from the very beginning of your studies, as all teachers at the University of Helsinki also do research. The research environment is international and multidisciplinary. Comprehensive ICT services will also be at your disposal to support your studies.

Scholarship Programme

Be 1* of the Best scholarship programme is intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA who want to do a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki. Read more about the programme:

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information: