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Scholarships and Tuition Fees

Students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland studying in a bachelor’s or master’s programme taught in English are liable to pay tuition fees.
Aalto University has scholarship programmes available to international students.
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Tuition fees

In Finland, tuition fees are collected from students who are citizens of countries other than those of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. 

Tuition fees apply to degree programmes taught in English.

Who needs to pay tuition fees?

  • Most non-EU/EEA citizens have to pay tuition fees for a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme taught in English.

Who do not pay tuition fees?

  • Citizens of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland do not pay tuition fees for degree studies.
  • Holders of certain residence permits issued by the Finnish Immigration Service are also exempt from paying tuition fees. See the residence permit types in the Frequently asked questions section on this page (Do I need to pay fees?).
  • Students of a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme taught in Finnish or Swedish (language proficiency is required).
  • Students of a doctoral programme.

How much is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English is:

  • 12 000 euros per academic year for bachelor’s degree programmes
    Normative duration of bachelor's degree studies is 3 academic years.
  • 15 000 euros per academic year for master’s degree programmes
    Normative duration of master's degree studies is 2 academic years.

International joint degree programmes may have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes, please read more on joint programmes' web pages.

Frequently asked questions - Tuition fees


Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

Certain international joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes.

Aalto University reserves all rights to make changes to the scholarship programme.

Other scholarship possibilities

Below are listed other means to finance your studies at Aalto University.

Frequently asked questions - Scholarships

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Study options

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Applying to master’s programmes

The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year.
The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2024 runs from 30 November 2023 to 2 January 2024.

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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

The application period for bachelor's programmes in English is 3–17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024.

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Admission Services

Aalto University organises several admissions. On this page you can find instructions for applying to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes.

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