Citizens of the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland

Studies are tuition-free for nationalities within

  • The European Union (EU)
  • The European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Switzerland

To prove your citizenship for being exempted from paying a tuition fee, upload a scan for a valid passport or national ID card to your Application Form.

Further information: StudyInfo - Am I Required to Pay Tuition Fees?
 

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of the non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) must pay a tuition fee of

  • EUR 13 500 / each academic year
     

Exceptions for the non-EU/EEA citizens

If being a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland) and a holder of one of the following, you are NOT required to pay a tuition fee:

  • Continuous Residence Permit Card in Finland (A) for a non-study purpose
     
  • Permanent Residence Permit Card in Finland (P)
  • EU Residence Permit for Third-Country Citizens with a Long-Term Residence Permit Card in Finland (P-EU)
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland

To prove of being exempted from paying a tuition fee based on a Residence Permit Card issued by Finnish Immigration Service, upload a scan for your Residence Permit Card to your Application Form.

The document proving you to be exempted must be valid on August 1 in the academic year you have been admitted to start your studies. Should the status for your Residence Permit Card change at any time, you must provide LUT Scholarships with your new Residence Permit Card without any delay.
 

Exceptions for the UK citizens

After the United Kingdom having left the European Union, the UK citizens are now following the same rules regarding to the tuition fee and scholarships as the other non-EU/EEA citizens, while the application period for Brexit permits in Finland was closed on 30 September 2021.

The following exceptions are related to the UK citizens living in Finland since before 1 January 2021:

1. If having been living in Finland since before 1 January 2021 and having been issued a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021, you are exempted from paying a tuition fee.
To prove of being exempted, please upload a scan for your Residence Permit Card with a Right of Residence under the Withdrawal Agreement.

2. If having been living in Finland since before 1 January 2021 and having been applied for a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021 but still waiting for your Residence Permit Card, you may be exempted from paying a tuition fee.
To prove of being exempted, please upload a statement by Finnish Immigration Service for having applied for a right of residence or, for a permanent right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement.

3. If having been living in Finland since before 1 January 2021 and not having applied for a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021, please see further information at About Brexit by Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI) about whether you would still be able to apply for a right of residence or, for a permanent right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement under certain conditions.

Further information: About Brexit by Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI)