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Tuition Fee and Scholarships at KAMK

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year (both Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees). There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students. By taking full advantage of the scholarship programme, you can save thousands of euros! 

The payment for the first year is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. It is not possible to pay in installments. There is a scholarship available already for the first year, see below. 

For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid in May yearly.  The students apply for the scholarship in May yearly. The scholarship will be reduced from the following year’s tuition fee. The tuition fee must be paid for all the semesters for which the student enrolls as attending. Scholarships are available only for the standard study period (max 3,5 years). 

Please note that in most degrees, it is possible to speed up the graduation and finish the degree within three years or even less! 

First year scholarship

NEW in 2020!! Take advantage of the Early bird scholarship and save 3 000 euros!

An Early Bird -scholarship is available for those who accept the study place within two weeks from the notice of admission. The early bird scholarship covers 50% to the tuition fee and is directly used to reduce the tuition fee, ie. the student pays 3 000 euros as the tuition fee for the first study year. 

Scholarships after the first year

The scholarship system rewards the students for good progress in the studies. The students will be able to apply for a scholarship that provides a discount of 50 % to the tuition fee from their second year onward, provided that they accomplish a minimum of 55 credits per academic year on Bachelor level or 45 credits on Master level. The scholarships are allocated by application only.

The scholarship is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. The scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students. It will only be possible to receive the scholarship for the standard study period of 3,5 academic years in the Bachelor degrees and 2 academic years in the Master's degree. 

Scholarship based on Finnish language skills

The students can apply for a scholarship based on a Finnish language level test completed during the academic year. The accepted test is the National certificate of language proficiency (YKI), intermediate level or higher. In case the student has passed the test earlier, he/she must pass a higher level to be eligible for the scholarship. 
The scholarship is worth 3000 euros and it is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. The scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students.

The student can only receive the scholarship based on Finnish language once during his/her studies. 

It is possible to receive the scholarship both for the Finnish language and for progress in the studies (completing 55 credits per year) on the same year, ie. to cover the full tuition fee (6 000 e) with two scholarships. 

The students apply for the scholarship in May yearly. The scholarship will be reduced from the following year’s tuition fee. 

How to get the scholarship?

For the early bird scholarship (first year), the scholarship application can be filled as a part of the application form at studyinfo.fi. Applicants who are required to pay the tuition fee will receive the admission letter and instructions how to pay the first year tuition fee at the same time. 

For the second year onward, the students apply for the scholarship in May yearly. By 31 May, they pay 50% of the next year's tuition fee, ie. 3 000 euros. In September, it will be checked how many credits the student has completed during the previous academic year. If the student has completed 55 credits (45 credits in Master's degrees) or more, the scholarship can be granted and he/she does not have to pay the rest of the tuition fee. If the student has completed less credits, he/she has to pay the rest of the tuition fee (another 3 000 euros) by 15 September. Please note that the credits are counted cumulatively, ie. 55 credits after the first year, 110 credits after the second year etc. 

Tution Fee and Scholarship Terms
Am I required to pay?
The tuition fee does not apply to persons who are citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, have a long-term residence permit in Finland (P, A) or have been granted an EU Blue Card in Finland. See more detailed information at Studyinfo.
Residence permit and required funds
In addition to the tuition fee, the students must pay for their study materials and for their own living costs. The average monthly living expenses for a student living in Finland are approximately 700 – 900 euros. This may vary depending on personal circumstances. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA nationals need to demonstrate that they have at least 560 euros per month at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee. Read more

When studying at KAMK, all the degree students are entitled to the following:

  • A highly valued education and degree which consists of high quality learning processes, versatile teaching methods and studies combining theory with practice
  • A 4-day orientation program at the beginning of the studies to make your start as smooth as possible
  • Student tutors who welcome new students on arrival and help with practical matters.
  • Library services and an extensive collection of e-materials to support your studies. The students rarely need to buy books. The course books can be borrowed from the library for free and other materials are available online in most cases.
  • Modern learning environments and technologies such as virtual reality and game design labs, 3D printers, simulation labs, robotics and smart gym where a digitalized environment and games are utilized to boost training.
  • Guidance and support from a large team of different experts such as tutor teacher, study counsellor, international coordinator, practical training coordinator, thesis coordinator, student welfare officer, study psychologist and nurse – all there to support our students' wellbeing!
  • Student Union activities organized for KAMK students (including outdoor recreation days, social gatherings, parties, etc.)
  • The Friend family programme offers our international students the chance to get to know Finnish culture and language better with local families.
  • Study trips and company visits (the costs are covered in most cases)
  • Great opportunities to study abroad as exchange students in one of the KAMK partner universities. Financial support is available for exchange periods.
  • Our double degree in Tourism and International Business programmes means that by completing a part of your studies in our double degree partner university in Germany, you will gain two Bachelor’s degrees, one from KAMK and the other from Germany, when you graduate. An Erasmus grant is also available for the double degree exchange period.
  • To gain a wide network of working life contacts.
  • Support and mentoring for developing business ideas and start-ups. The students can test their own business concepts in the KAMK cooperative business. In 2016, a start-up company established by a group of KAMK students was chosen as the best NY Start Up Company of Finland in the national final competition and represented Finland in the European Championships.