Tuition Fees and Scholarships for non-EU/EEA Students at JAMK

1. How much is the tuition fee at JAMK and who is required to pay it?

1.1 Tuition fees at JAMK

The tuition fees of JAMK University of Applied Sciences for NON-EU/EEA citizens are:

  • €8,000/academic year for bachelor's degrees taught in English
  • €9,000/academic year for master's degrees taught in English

By paying the tuition fee, the student commits to the rules for tuition fee and scholarship system of JAMK.

The tuition fee entitles the student to study and receive a degree and to use the general support services available for students at JAMK. However, all students have to buy books and other educational material themselves as well as take care of their own travelling and living costs. Average monthly living costs for students are estimated to be about 750-1200 euros (accommodation, food, public transport, study materials, clothing, and leisure activities). Read more about cost of living and financial support.

1.2 Who is required to pay the tuition fee?

In accordance with the legislation which came into effect on the 1st of January 2016 Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences are obliged to charge tuition fees for those students who are not citizens of EU/EEA area. The legislation concerns degree programmes taught in English and leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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

1.3 Who are exempted from paying the tuition fee?

The tuition fee does not apply to a student who:

  • has started his/her studies before autumn 2017
  • is studying in a degree programme taught in Finnish or in Swedish.
  • has a passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/ Switzerland
  • has an EU Blue Card in Finland
  • has a continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A
  • has a permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P
  • has an EU residence permit for third-country  citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland, Type P-EU
  • has an EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • has a proof from the Finnish Immigration Services that the student has registered, or applied for registration for EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

Read more on Studyinfo article “Am I required to pay tuition fees?

1.4 If you receive the residence permit during the application period / your studies

Notice, if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the application period or later during your studies, please provide us the document immediately. You will be exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the next semester at JAMK as following:

  • In order to be exempted from paying the tuition fee in the next spring semester the residence permit card (or any of the above cards/passport) must be granted by 1 January and one must present the original residence permit card at the Student Services by 31 January.
  • In order to be exempted from paying the tuition fee in the next autumn semester the residence permit card (or any of the above cards/passport) must be granted by 1 August and one must present the original residence permit card at the Student Services by 31 August.

We reserve the right to make changes. 

2. When to pay the tuition fee and how to get a scholarship?

2.1 First year students

All applicants selected for JAMK bachelor’s / master's degrees receive a scholarship. The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee in the first academic year. At JAMK a scholarship can be given only to such students who are required to pay tuition fees. The scholarship is applied as a part of the joint application form at www.studyinfo.fi.

Applicants who are required to pay the tuition fee will receive the admission letter and instructions how to pay the tuition fee for the first year. 

Please accept the study place, pay tuition fee and enroll for the academic year 2021-2022 as soon as you have received the acceptance letter, to be able to start the residence permit application process immediately, and to start your studies in August. The final deadline to accept the study place, pay the tuition fee and enroll for the academic year 2021-2022 is 16 July 2021 by 3:00 pm.

2.2 Tuition fees and scholarships after the first year

In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee:

  • if a student earns at least 60 credits per academic year in the bachelor’s degrees (30 credits per semester)
  • if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year in the master's degrees

The credits are counted cumulatively.

If the student has attended only for one semester, the minimum required amount of studies for the scholarship is:

  • 30 credits in bachelor's degrees
  • 15 credits in the master's degrees

The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period and only for the semesters a student has enrolled for attendance. Consequently, the fee must be paid for each semester and academic year for which the student enrolls as attending student, including any extension period.

The next year's tuition fee is due by 31st of May. At this point, student pays 50 % of the next year's tuition fee. On the 15th of August, the student's completed credits during the previous academic year will be checked. If a student has completed 60 credits (30 credits in Master's degrees) or more, one is granted a scholarship and she/he does not have to pay the rest of the tuition fee*. If a student has completed less than required, one needs to pay the rest of the tuition fee by the 31st of August. 

*the credits are counted cumulatively in the bachelor's and master's degrees. In the bachelor's degrees a student must have 60 credits after the first year, 120 after the second and 180 after the third academic year OR at least 60 credits during the previous academic year. For example, a second year student will receive a scholarship if he has studied 80 credits during the first year and 40 credits during the second year (= 120 ECTS credits after the 2nd year).  

If a student does not pay 50 % of the tuition fee by the end of May (or the later 50% payment by the end of August), one will lose her/his study entitlement. The decision shall be notified to a student and to the Finnish immigration service. The study entitlement can be regained by submitting an application to regain the study entitlement and paying the application handling fee 50 euros and tuition fee. If a student interrupts his/her studies in the middle of the academic year, the tuition fee is not reimbursed.

Note, in a case a student has already paid the tuition fee for the entire academic year, but graduates by 31 December the fee is returned only if requested by the student.

We reserve the right to make changes. 

3. Terms and conditions

3.1 Conditional admission

The admission of the student is conditional until:

  • the tuition fee is paid and JAMK has received a confirmation of the payment
  • the student has confirmed her/his study place
  • the student has enrolled for the academic year
  • the student has provided and JAMK has checked the applicant’s original school-leaving diploma and other relevant certificates

 

 

3.2 Withdrawal of study right / place

JAMK University of Applied Sciences will withdraw the study right:

  • if the applicant does not pay the tuition fee by the given deadline
  • if the applicant does not enroll for the academic year

If the applicant does not provide the above-mentioned school and other relevant certificates JAMK withdraws the study place. The decision shall be notified to a student and to the Finnish immigration service.

 

3.3 Tuition fee refund

The only case in which JAMK can refund the tuition fee (payment) is in the case a student’s residence permit application is declined, consequently, a student is not able to enter Finland. In this case, JAMK needs an official decision from the Finnish immigration service of the declined residence permit decision before the tuition fee is paid back for the student.

The refund is made only within two semesters. Thus, if an applicant does not send the negative residence permit decision document for JAMK within two semesters, the tuition fee will not be refunded for the applicant anymore.

We reserve the right to make changes.