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Tuition Fee and Scholarships at KAMK

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is

  • Bachelor Degrees: 6 000 euros per academic year
  • Master Degrees: 6 000 euros per academic year (studies starting before 31.7.2022)
  • Master Degrees: 10 000 euros per academic year (studies starting after 1.8.2022)

There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

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. 

Please note that in most degrees, it is possible to speed up the graduation! 

First year scholarship

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 and pay their tuition fee within two weeks (14 days) 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. 

Scholarship for Master's Degree:  For the first year, an Early Bird scholarship covering 900 € of the tuition fee is available for those accepting their study place and paying their tuition fee within 14 days from the notice of admissions. 

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.

Scholarships after the first year (Bachelor degrees)

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 3000 euros to the tuition fee from their second year onward, provided that they accomplish a minimum of 55 credits per academic year on Bachelor level.

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

Scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students and are allocated by application only. It will only be possible to receive the scholarship for the standard study period of 3,5 academic years in the Bachelor degrees. 

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?

First year students who are required to pay the tuition fee can have Early Bird scholarship by accepting their study place and paying their tuition fee within 14 days from the notice of admission. 

For the second year onward, the students apply for the scholarship in May yearly. By 31 May, student must pay 50% of the next year's tuition fee (3 000 euros). In September, students credits will be reviewed and if the student has completed 55 credits or more, the scholarship is granted and he/she does not have to pay the rest of the tuition fee. If the student hasn't completed required amount of credits (55 cr), 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.