Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition Fee

Higher education taught in a language other than Finnish or Swedish is free of charge for nationalities within

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

To prove your citizenship, you are required to enclose a copy of your valid passport or national ID card where your citizenship is indicated.

Citizens of Non-EU/EEA Countries

Citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees.

  • LUT University Tuition Fee for the Double Degree Bachelor's Programmes is EUR 9 000 per each academic year.
  • LUT University Tuition Fee for the Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Technology and Engineering Science (TES) & Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) is EUR 9 500 per each academic year.
    • In the programmes of TES and IEM, an Early Bird discount of EUR 2000 is granted on the first year's tuition fee when the student accepts a place at LUT University and pays the tuition fee within 21 days of receiving the Letter of Admission.

You are not required to pay tuition fee if you are

  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Permanent Residence Permit Card in Finland (P)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Long-Term Resident's EU Residence Permit Card in Finland (P-EU)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Fixed-Term Continuous Residence Permit Card in Finland (A)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having an EU Blue Card in Finland

Your residence (permit) card or residence card has to be granted by The Finnish Immigration Service.

If having a residence permit card or residence card in Finland, you are required to enclose a copy of the card to your application.

You are most likely not to pay tuition fee if you are

  • Non-EU/EEA citizen but married to a Finnish citizen
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen but a family member to EU/EEA citizen having a right to reside in Finland

Your residence (permit) card or residence card has to be granted by The Finnish Immigration Service.

If having a residence (permit) card in Finland, you are required to enclose a copy of the card to your application.

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.

For further information please see Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

Applicants who are required to pay a tuition fee are eligible for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded by the end of September in each academic year. If awarded the scholarship, the paid fee is refunded partially as listed below.

Double degree programmes

There are three different categories of scholarships:

Category I

The scholarship covers 2/3 of the annual tuition fee. It is admitted to max. 4% of the students who are required to pay tuition fees.

Category II

The scholarship covers 1/3 of the annual tuition fee. It is admitted to max. 10% of the students who are required to pay tuition fees.

Category III

The scholarship is EUR 1000. It is admitted to max. 40% of the students who are required to pay tuition fees.

Other programmes

Scholarships in the Bachelor's programme in Technology and Engineering Science and Industrial Engineering and Management are as follows:

First year

None available for the first academic year.

Second year

A 50% scholarship may be granted to students successfully completing their studies in the first academic year (min. 60 ECTS credits).

Third year

A 50% scholarship may be granted to students successfully completing min. 120 ECTS credits in the first and second academic years.

After Bachelor's studies

If the student continues their studies in a Master's programme after completing their Bachelor's studies at LUT University, the tuition fee for the first year of Master's studies is EUR 7 500.
After the first year, the rules concerning the tuition fees in Master's programmes are applied.