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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees and scholarship scheme at SeAMK

Who needs to pay?

Non-EU/EEA citizens, who confirm that they accept the study place in an English-taught Bachelor or Master degree programme starting on August 1, 2017 or later are charged tuition fees. In addition to the tuition fee, the students must pay for their own living costs. There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens, exchange students or double degree students.

First year degree students need to pay the tuition fee at the same time when accepting the study place. The tuition fee must be paid in one installment.

For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid yearly when registering for the next academic year.

How much is the tuition fee?

Students admitted in 2020 or later will be charged the following tuition fees at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences:

  • Bachelor degree programmes conducted in English: 7000 € per academic year
  • Master degree programmes conducted in English: 8000 € per academic year

Please note, that students also need to pay for their own living costs. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA citizens need to demonstrate that they have  6720 € for one year at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee. This is 560 € per month. However, the true cost of living can be higher.

Further information:

Early Bird scholarship for the first year students

There is an Early Bird scholarship for the first year students at SeAMK. Early Bird scholarship will concern students admitted in 2022 or later.

Early Bird scholarship is 30 % of the tuition fee and scholarship is available for the students, who will:

  • accept the study place offered by SeAMK within 7 days of notice of admission and
  • pay the tuition fee within 35 days of notice of admission and
  • register as an attending student for the first academic year.

Please note, that in Joint Application Early Bird scholarship is available only for students, who are accepted on 3.6.2022 at the latest.

How much is an Early Bird scholarship?

  • Bachelor degree programmes conducted in English: 2100 € per academic year
  • Master degree programmes conducted in English: 2400 € per academic year

There are no any other scholarships for the first year students at SeAMK.

Scholarships after the first year

To be eligible for a scholarship after the first academic year the degree student must accrue:

  • A minimum of 60 credits during the previous academic year in a Bachelor degree programme
  • A minimum of 20 credits during the previous semester (half a year) in a Master degree programme

The amount of the scholarship after the first academic year is 30 % of the annual tuition fee. 

  • A student whose studies exceed the agreed examination date can get a scholarship for one extra semester.

Furthermore, a student can get a one-off SeAMK Language proficiency grant of 1000 € based on her/his Finnish language skills

  • language skills will be assessed according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages during the second academic year at the earliest
  • a student is eligible to receive this scholarship when she /he has shown her/his language skills within the right-to-study period.
  • a student has paid the tuition fee for the academic year in question.
  • a student can demonstrate her/his Finnish language skills with an official YKI test (National Certficate of Language Profiency). For more information, see the National Certificates of Language Proficiency web page.
  • More detailed information about grant is available for students at SeAMK Intra

Who is exempted from paying the tuition fee?

Tuition fee is applicable to degree students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you have one of the documents mentioned below:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland*
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • Brexit residence permit card, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Service that you have registered, or applied to register, your EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

*Citizens of Finland do not need to provide a copy of their passport/ID.

New students, who are admitted to studies starting in autumn 2022, need to provide a copy of the document mentioned above on 15 July 2022 at the latest. To be exempted from paying the tuition fee for the academic year 2022-2023, the document must be valid on 1 August 2022.

SeAMK Tuition Fee Refund Policy

You can find a link to the SeAMK Tuition Fee Refund Policy below.