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Scholarships and Fees

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Tuition fees and Scholarships 2021-2022

The tuition fees concern degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes on or later than 1st August 2018 and who are not citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. The tuition fee is an academic fee and thus covers the costs of tuition. The tuition fee does not cover the living costs such as accommodation, meals, and transportation. All students are required to finance their living costs by themselves.

The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a Bachelor's or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver covering 50%, 75%  or 100% of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process.  University of Oulu Scholarships do not cover living costs. 

International Scholarships 2021-2022

50% Tuition Fee Scholarship

A scholarship programme which grants 50% scholarships for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland. Tuition Fee Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for the first academic year.

After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if  he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

75% Tuition Fee Scholarship

A scholarship programme which grants 75% scholarships for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland. Tuition Fee Scholarship covers 75% of the tuition fee for the first academic year.

After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if  he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

100% tuition fee scholarship after the first study year

A scholarship programme which grants 100% scholarship for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland after the first study year if the student completes at minimum 60 credits during the first academic year. After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if  he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Scholarship

Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu Scholarship 2021-2022, if they meet the admissions criteria and are liable to pay the tuition fee. The scholarship application will be processed only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. University of Oulu Scholarship can be received only once.

Citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland

Citizens of European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland studying in an international Bachelor's and Master's Programme at the University of Oulu are not required to pay tuition fees.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland are liable to pay the tuition fee.

Exceptions to this general rule are students who

  • are equivalent to an EU citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland (type A or P permit)
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU permit)
  • are a family member (spouse or child) of an EU/EEA citizen (have a residence card for non-EU family members of EU citizens)
  • have an EU blue card in Finland

For more information, please see also Am I required to pay tuition fees? at the StudyInfo.fi site.

Application for International Scholarship 2021-2022

There is no separate application system for the International Scholarship. Applications for the International Scholarship are submitted together with the application for the preferred study option in Studyinfo portal.  

The application period for the University of Oulu International Scholarships is January 7, 2021 – January 20, 2021 (15.00 GMT +2).

Selection criteria for University of Oulu Scholarship 2021-2022

Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International study programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships at the University of Oulu for 2021-2022

The following fees and scholarships apply for the academic year 2021-2022. Amounts will vary depending on the International programme and are subject to annual change. 

The tuition fee has to be paid by 30th April 2021. Failure to pay will result in the cancelling of the student’s acceptance and revoking of the study right.

International Programme

Tuition Fee / Academic Year

Scholarship

Architecture

EUR 13 000

75%

Biochemistry

EUR 13 000

75%

Biomedical Engineering

EUR 10 000

75%

Business Analytics

EUR 13 000

1st year full tuition fee, second year 100% scholarship*

Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials

EUR 12 000

75%

Computer Science and Engineering

EUR 10 000

75%

Digitalization, Computing and Electronics  (5-year programme)

EUR 10 000

75%

Environmental Engineering

EUR 10 000

75%

Ecology and Population Genetics

EUR 12 000

75%

Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

EUR 10 000

75%

Economics

EUR 12 000

50%

Education and Globalisation

EUR 13 000

75%

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

EUR 10 000

75%

Electronics and Communications Engineering

EUR 10 000

75%

Finance

EUR 12 000

50%

Financial and Management Accounting

EUR 12 000

50%

Intercultural Teacher Education (5-year programme)

EUR 13 000

75%

International Business Management

EUR 12 000

50%

Learning, Education and Technology

EUR 13 000

75%

Marketing

EUR 12 000

50%

Product Management

EUR 10 000

75%

Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

EUR 10 000

75%

Wireless Communications Engineering

EUR 10 000

75%

*Business Analytics: 100% scholarship after the first study year if the student completes at minimum 60 credits during the first academic year. 

 

Last updated: 10.9.2020