Financial Matters

Student discounts
Students receive a lot of discounts in Finland if they have a student card. A student card entitles you to subsidised meals and student prices at VR and Matkahuolto, among other things. If you are a degree student, you have access to your student card in the Tuudo app. You can download Tuudo from Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). When you have completed the installation and opened the app, choose 'Yrkeshögskolan Novia' (that is, Novia UAS) from the list of universities. Then, log in with your Novia UAS account. You only have to log in the first time.

You can also apply for a student card at the Student Union Novium.

Cost of living

Students may have to purchase some books and/or other study materials which are not covered by Novia UAS. The cost of living in Finland is fairly high so you should be prepared with a budget of 700-900 € per month to cover basic living costs such as rent, food, and transportation.

Items such as furniture, kitchen utensils, and household amenities can be expensive. In Finland there are many flea markets/second hand markets, where you can buy good quality second hand products for reasonable prices. 

Tuition fees
Tuition fees were introduced 2017 at Novia UAS for new non-EU/EEA students enrolled in English degree programmes . Read more about the fees here.  

Scholarship system
There is a scholarship system in place for non EU/EEA students required to pay the tuition fees. More information is available here.

Student Financial Aid
If you are a Finnish citizen you are entitled to student financial aid from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA). Also non-Finnish citizens might be entitled to student financial aid if their primary reason for staying in Finland is not studying.

Other Funding
If you are not entitled to student financial aid, scholarships might be another possible way to fund your studies. Here are some possibilities: scholarshipportal.eu