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Tuition fees and scholarships

Universities of applied sciences and universities in Finland charge Bachelor’s and Master’s level students a tuition fee for studying in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are not charged the fee.

New tuition fees will be updated to this page during autumn 2023.

For first year students the tuition fee must be paid by the deadline for accepting the study place. For continuing students, the tuition fee must be paid by the end of August. The tuition fee cannot be paid in installments.

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
  • EU Blue Card
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit. NB: A continuous residence permit (A-type permit) granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying the tuition fee.
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

Early bird discount

Diak offers an Early bird discount (500 euros on the tuition fee of the first academic term) for admitted fee-paying students who:

  • accept the offered study place within 14 days of the announcement of the student selection
  • pay the tuition fee within 14 days of the announcement of the student selection – the receipt of the payment must submit to Admission Services within 14 days of the announcement of the student selection
  • register for the academic year 2023-2024.


Please note that the scholarship system at Diak might change in the near future.

Diak does not grant scholarships for the first academic year.

Non-EU/EEA students who pay tuition may apply for a scholarship at the end of each academic year. Scholarships are based on study performance. All students who have obtained 55 credits or more during the previous academic year may be granted a scholarship.

At most, 15 credits of the total number of credits that confer the right to obtain a scholarship can come from studies that have been accredited on the basis of prior learning.

Under special circumstances, scholarships of smaller size may be considered as well for students who obtained more than 50 but fewer than 55 credits during the previous academic year. In such cases, the students must append explanations to their scholarship applications, detailing their credits and the reasons why the number of credits remains below 55. These students will also be required to include the appropriate documents.

The scholarship covers 50% of one academic year’s tuition fee.

Students may apply for scholarships for their final semester if they have obtained no fewer than 27 credits during the semester in which they apply.

How to apply

In spring 2023, the application period for the scholarships takes place from 1 May until 4 June 2023. Decisions on the scholarships will be made on 8 June 2023.

Link to the application form:

Contact details for the Admission Services