Scholarships and Fees

Application fee

Applicants to Finnish higher education institutions (polytechnics/Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and universities) who are applying based on a qualification completed outside the EU/EEA -area will be required to pay an application fee of 100 €. 

The application fee concerns applicants to Bachelor's and Master's level studies. Application fees will be collected for the first time when applying for studies beginning in autumn 2016.

The collection of the application fee is independent of the home country and nationality of the applicant. The fee will be collected according to the country where the applicant’s previous qualification/degree has been granted as follows:

If the qualification that you are applying with is granted elsewhere than…

  • in the EU/EEA -area countries: (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar)
  • in Switzerland

you are required to pay the fee of 100 € before sending the application. The application fee is valid for one application period, and it covers all the applications that you make for study programmes that begin in the same semester.

The application fee payment can only be made electronically through the –service. The application and the payment have to be made by the same person. An applicant who is liable for payment must pay the application fee in order for the application to be processed.

The payment will not be returned even if the applicant is not accepted to any of the study programmes that he or she has applied to. The payment can be returned only if it has been faultily collected.

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Tuition fees

University of Oulu does not charge tuition fees from international degree students starting their studies in the Autumn Semester 2016.


Some individual Master’s programmes have their own scholarship schemes. The navigation bar on the left-hand side of this page gives you access to more information.

Last updated: 5/7/2016