Tuition fees and scholarships

Information on tuition fees and scholarships for continuing students at the University of Oulu.

Liability to pay the tuition fee

The tuition fee and the scholarship remain as stated in the admission letter during the student’s studies at the University of Oulu unless the student cannot complete the minimum requirement of credits per academic year. If the student does not obtain the minimum requirement of credits per academic year, they are obliged to pay the whole tuition fee for the next academic year. The tuition scholarship can only be applied as part of the admissions process.

The University of Oulu Scholarship can be received only once, to one degree programme. It is not possible to transfer the scholarship to other degree programmes later.

Paying the tuition fee

The tuition fee is paid by credit card at Edustore.

Continuing students pay their tuition fees within the university registration periods. Continuing students have the option to pay the tuition fee payment in either one or two instalments. If paying in one instalment, the payment must be made during the autumn registration period (May 2 - September 13, 2024). When paying in two parts, the second instalment must be paid during the spring term registration period (December 1, 2024 - January 31, 2025).

Applying for continuation of scholarship

If the minimum requirement for credits per academic year is not completed, a student can apply for continuation of the scholarship in the following cases:

  1. A serious illness, hospitalisation or pregnancy during the academic year, which has hindered the progress of studies. In these cases the student must provide for the faculty: a medical certificate, the child’s birth certificate or a certificate from The Social Insurance Institution of Finland KELA.
  2. Student was unable to complete required studies, because they were not arranged. Matter will be verified by degree programme director.
  3. Student has completed the required studies, but the courses have not been evaluated in time. Student must provide statement regarding missing studies from degree programme director.
  4. Completion of Bachelor’s / Master’s thesis (or equivalent) is delayed because of lack of supervision or other reasons caused by faculty. A statement from degree programme director is required. If the student is offered a topic for his/her thesis by the university, but the student rejects it, there is no justification for continuation of scholarship.
  5. Force majeure–situation (an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled such as natural disaster, governmental or societal action or infrastructure failure).

Continuation of scholarship is applied in the end of the academic year, when information about the student´s academic success is available. If you need to apply for the continuation of scholarship, please be in contact with your faculty's Academic Affairs Service Team.