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 University of Helsinki tuition fee is paid in advance of each academic year. The payment details for the first year will be sent at the same time as the letter of acceptance. The payment is due within one month. The tuition fee is paid by a credit card (Visa, Master Card). Please make sure that the credit card limit is sufficient to complete the payment. Please also remember to check other possible restrictions concerning your credit card before completing the payment. In case this is not a possible option for you, please follow the instructions sent to you after you have been admitted.
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. If you are granted a scholarship, the amount awarded will be deducted from your tuition fee accordingly.
For the second academic year the due date for the tuition fee payment is 31st of May.
If you have any questions about the payments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 scholarship programme.
Frequently asked questions
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information.