Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Financial Aid

>> Finnish citizen. If you are a Finnish citizen you are entitled to student financial aid from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA), you can read more about the student financial aid here.

>> Non-Finnish citizen. If you are not a Finnish citizen, you can get financial aid for studies in Finland if you live in Finland on a permanent basis for a purpose other than studying, please find further information here.

General information about the student financial aid and the housing supplement.


There is a scholarship system in place for students required to pay the tuition fee at Novia UAS. Students can apply for the scholarship before the beginning of their second year of studies. The scholarship will be granted based on success in previous studies at Novia UAS (number of credits completed and/or grades). More information is available here.

If you are not entitled to student financial aid, or scholarships intended for tuition fee paying students at Novia, there might be other scholarships available. Here are some possibilities:

Please note that grants and scholarships over 1000€ has to be informed to the tax authorities. Please contact Student Services at for more information