Non-EU/EEA students are liable to pay tuition fees. If you are required to pay tuition fees for your studies, you cannot register for the semester/academic year before you have paid the tuition fee. The tuition fees cover your studies only (the tuition fee does not include accommodation or any other type of benefits).

The tuition fee can be paid in its entirety for a full academic year, or in installments for each academic semester (autumn/spring). Students are responsible for paying the fee through Paytrail. It's possible to pay with the most common credit cards as MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Novia UAS will cover possible transaction fees. Payments are also possible through bank transfer if you have a Finnish bank account.

If there are payment issues the Student must immediately contact Student Services or Admissions Services (new students). 

Deadline for paying the tuition fee for the next academic year is 1 September. If the tuition fee is paid in installments, the spring semester fee is due by 1 January and the autumn semester fee is due by 1 September.

Tuition fees for students admitted in fall semester 2023 or later

This section also applies to students who have their right to study reinstated in the fall semester 2023 or later.

Non-EU/EEA students are liable to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees for the academic year 2023-2024 (1 August 2023 - 31 July 2023) are set per degree programme. The tuition fee for Bachelor degree programmes is 8000 euro per academic year and the tuition fee for Master degree programmes is 10 000 euro per academic year. The tuition fee might be adjusted according to the inflation. Full-time studies correspond to 60 ECTS/academic year. The total fee will vary according to the number of academic semesters needed to complete the studies. The studies may be completed in fewer academic semesters only in exceptional cases. 

Tuition fees for students admitted between fall semester 2017 and fall semester 2022

Non-EU/EEA students are liable to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees for students admitted between fall semester 2017 and fall semester 2022 is 6000 euro per academic year for Bachelor degree programmes and 9000 euro per academic year for Master degree programmes. Full-time studies correspond to 60 ECTS/academic year. The total fee will vary according to the number of academic semesters needed to complete the studies. The studies may be completed in fewer academic semesters only in exceptional cases.

Am I exempted from tuition fees?

The tuition fees do not concern those who are:

  • enrolled at Novia UAS before 2017
  • enrolled in Swedish degree programmes
  • EU/EEA citizens or their close family members (children or spouse)
  • British citizens and have registered, or applied to register, their EU right to residence in Finland in accordance with the withdrawal agreement. Note! The withdrawal agreement does not apply to British citizens who enter Finland on or after 1 January 2021. British citizens entering Finland on or after 1 January 2021 are liable for tuition fees like other non-EU citizens. 
  • residing in Finland or the EU/EEA on a permanent basis (has one of the following: continuous residence permit (A-type permit issued for purposes other than studies), permanent
    residence permit (type P/P-EU) or has the EU-Blue card issued in Finland). The permit must be valid through 1 August for the autumn semester and through 1 January for the spring semester.
  • Note! A type A permit issued for studies does not exempt you from tuition fees.

If you wish to be exempted from the tuition fees at Novia UAS you must provide documentation proving the grounds for exemption from the tuition fee. Provide a copy of the document(s) when confirming your study place or 14 days from the date of admission if you are selected from the waiting list. Send the copies to the Admissions Services using Novia's secure e-mail.

 

Early bird tuition fee

Fee-paying students who are admitted to our English degree programmes through the Joint Application for Higher Education are entitled to an early bird tuition fee for their first study year if they fulfill the following criteria: 

Confirm their study place within two weeks from the notice of admission.
Pay the tuition fee no later than 31 May 2023.
Have not earlier been offered the early bird tuition fee for the same degree programme. 
The early bird tuition fee is valid for the first year of studies and amounts to 50 % of regular tuition fee. Students may choose to pay the early bird tuition fee for the first academic year or for the first semester.

The early bird tuition fee is only offered once per degree programme. If an applicant, who has been offered the early bird tuition fee in a previous application, re-applies to the same degree programme, they will not be entitled to the early bird tuition fee.

Regular tuition fee

Below is a list of the regular tuition fees for each degree programme. The tuition fees listed below are for students starting their studies in fall semester 2023. 

Bachelor's Degree Programmes
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
    210 ECTS/3,5 years, Vaasa
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Scientist
    210 ECTS/3,5 years, Vaasa
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Maritime Management, Maritime Management, Captain
    270 ECTS/4,5 years,  Turku
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Maritime Technology
    270 ECTS/4,5 years, Turku
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care
    210 ECTS/3,5 years, Vaasa
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Fine Arts
    240 ECTS/4 years, Pietarsaari
    8 000 euro per academic year
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Sustainable Coastal Management
    240 ECTS*/2 years, Raasepori
    8 000 euro per academic year
    * Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a relevant field.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Technology
    240 ECTS*/2 years, Vaasa
    8 000 euro per academic year
    * Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a relevant field. 
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
    240 ECTS*/2 years, Vaasa
    8 000 euro per academic year
    * Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a relevant field.
Master's Degree Programmes
  • Master of Business Administration, Service Design
    90 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Turku
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Business Administration, Digital Business Management
    90 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Vaasa
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Culture and Arts, Entrepreneurship In the Art, Music Production
    60 ECTS/1,5 years part-time studies, Pietarsaari
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Online studies
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Engineering / Master of Maritime Management, Maritime Management
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Turku
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Turku
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Engineering, Automation Technology
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Vaasa
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Vaasa
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering
    60 ECTS/2 years part-time studies, Raasepori
    10 000 euro per academic year
  • Master of Health Care / Master of Social Services, Health Care and Social Services
    90 ECTS/2-3 years part-time studies, Online studies
    10 000 euro per academic year