Scholarships and Tuition Fees:
Master's Programmes


TUITION FEE

Citizens of EU/EEA Countries and Switzerland

Studies provided by LUT University are tuition free for nationalities within

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

To prove your citizenship, you must upload a copy of a valid passport or a national ID card to your Online Application Form.

Non-EU/EEA Countries

Citizens of the non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) must pay a tuition fee for their studies in the international programmes at LUT University.

  • EUR 10 000 / each academic year

For further information, please see StudyInfo - Am I Required to Pay Tuition Fees?

Exceptions

A. 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)
  • 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

B. If being a citizen of the United Kingdom with the following conditions, you are NOT required to pay a tuition fee:

  • You have entered or will enter Finland before January 1, 2021
  • You have a proof from Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI) that you have registered, or applied to register, your EU Right of Residence in Finland in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement.
    For further details, please see About Brexit by MIGRI.
     

PROOF OF BEING EXEMPTED FROM PAYING A TUITION FEE

To prove LUT University of being exempted from paying a tuition fee related to these exceptions given above at A. and B., you must upload a copy of a valid passport, a national ID card and a copy of a valid Residence Permit Card in Finland or, regarding to the UK citizens, a valid proof of your Right of Residence in Finland.

In order to be exempted from paying a tuition fee, your Residence Permit Card with the required status or, your Right of Residence in Finland (for the UK citizens) must be valid on August 1 when the academic year you have been admitted to begins.

Should the status for your Residence Permit Card change at any time, you are required to contact LUT Scholarships without any delay as it may have an impact on the tuition fee.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants who are required to pay a tuition fee may apply for a scholarship which is awarded as a Tuition Fee Waiver.

There is a limited number of Tuition Fee Waivers available and they are awarded in the order of the highest points scored in the evaluation process.

1. LUT University Scholarship Programme

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver, if you:

  • have a non-EU/EEA citizenship (excluding Switzerland)
    Regarding UK citizens: The ones who have not arrived in Finland by January 1, 2021 and have not registered, or applied to register, their EU Right of Residence in Finland in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement
  • are applying through Regular Admission to Master's Programme/s at LUT University (taught in English)
  • are required to pay a tuition fee

Tuition Fee Waivers

There are two different types of Tuition Fee Waivers:

  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver - EUR 5000 remains to be paid for the academic year
  • 100% Tuition Fee Waiver - No tuition fee to be paid for the academic year

There are NO Tuition Fee Waivers available for the first academic year in the following programmes:

  • Biorefineries
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Software Product Management and Business

First Year Waiver + an Option for a Second Year Waiver

A Tuition Fee Waiver is first awarded for the first academic year with an option for the same Waiver for the second academic year, if successfully completing your studies as expected during the first academic year.

  • a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan.
    A minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan must be listed on your Transcript of Records by the end of the academic year (July 31) at the latest.

Upgrading the Waivers

A. FIRST YEAR WAIVER: 50% TUITION FEE WAIVER

You have a possibility to upgrade your 50% Tuition Fee Waiver of your first academic year up to a 100% Tuition Fee Waiver for your second academic year, if having completed:

  • a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan with a minimum GPA of 4.00
    A minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan must be listed on your Transcript of Records by the end of the academic year (July 31) at the latest.
    Note: A scholarship application to LUT Scholarships is required.

There is no possibility to upgrade a 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship.

B. FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR: NO TUITION FEE WAIVER AWARDED TO YOU
C. FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR: NO TUITION FEE WAIVERS AVAILABLE IN THE PROGRAMME

If not having been awarded a Tuition Fee Waiver for your first academic year, but successfully completing your studies as required, you are able to apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver for your second academic year under the following conditions. Or, if there were no Tuition Fee Waivers to be applied for in the programme for the first academic year, you are able to apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver for the second academic year under the following conditions, if successfully having completed your studies as required:

  • 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship: a minimum of 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 4.00 
    A minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan must be listed on your Transcript of Records by the end of the academic year (July 31) at the latest.
    Note: A scholarship application to LUT Scholarships is required.

     
  • 50% Tuition Fee Scholarship: a minimum of 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 3.75
    A minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in your personal study plan must be listed on your Transcript of Records by the end of the academic year (July 31) at the latest.
    Note: A scholarship application to LUT Scholarships is required.

     

2. LUT University Partner University Scholarship Programme

Applicants from the LUT Partner Universities who are required to pay a tuition fee may apply for a scholarship which is awarded as a Tuition Fee Waiver or, in a very limited cases as a Full Scholarships.
Further information: Apply to LUT - Double Degree Studies.

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver, if you:

  • are a student from a LUT Partner University
  • have a non-EU/EEA citizenship (excluding Switzerland)
  • have a UK citizenship, but have not arrived in Finland by January 1, 2021 and have not registered, or applied to register, your EU Right of Residence in Finland in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement
  • are applying through Double Degree Admission or Trilateral/Joint Degree Admission to a Master's Programme at LUT University (taught in English)
  • are required to pay a tuition fee

There is a limited number of Tuition Fee Waivers available and they are awarded in the order of the highest points scored in the evaluation process.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS

How to Apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver?

When required to pay a tuition fee, you are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver when applying through Regular Admission / Double Degree Admission / Trilateral / Joint Degree Admission.

  • You can apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver on the same application form when applying to a Master's Programme.
  • You will apply for a Tuition Fee Waiver in general, not for a certain type of waiver
  • No additional documents for applying for the Tuition Fee Waiver are required/considered.

How are the Tuition Fee Waivers Awarded?

  • A limited number of Tuition Fee Waivers (when available) will be granted in the order of the highest points scored in the academic evaluation during the admission process.
    Preliminary statements about chances on possibly being granted with a Tuition Fee Waiver or not unfortunately, cannot be given as it all depends on the other applicants as well.

FAQ's: Tuition Fee and Scholarships

THE FULBRIGHT - LUT UNIVERSITY GRADUATE AWARD

  • The Fulbright student award competition is open to students from the United States of America who have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree.
  • There is a different application period, a separate application process as well as criteria for the Fulbright Scholarship.
  • Further information: Fulbright Student Program - Getting Started

Questions about the LUT scholarships?

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