Scholarship and Tuition Fee Exemption at LUT University Finland

TUITION FEE

Citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland

To prove to LUT University of being exempted from paying a tuition fee based on your nationality, you must upload a copy of your valid passport or your national ID card to your Online Application Form.

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Citizens of the non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) must pay a tuition fee of

  • EUR 13 500 / each academic year

Please see StudyInfo – Am I Required to Pay Tuition Fees for further information StudyInfo – Am I Required to Pay Tuition Fees?

Exceptions for the Non-EU/EEA Citizens

If being a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland) and a holder of one of the following, you are NOT required to pay a tuition fee:

  • Continuous Residence Permit Card in Finland (A)
  • Permanent Residence Permit Card in Finland (P)
  • EU Residence Permit for Third-Country Citizens with a Long-Term Residence Permit Card in Finland (P-EU)
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland

To prove to LUT University of being exempted from paying a tuition fee based on a Residence Permit Card issued by the Finnish Immigration Service, you must upload a copy of your Residence Permit Card to your application form.

To be exempted from paying a tuition fee, the document proving the exemption must be valid on August 1, the academic year you have been admitted to start your studies. Should the status of your Residence Permit Card change at any time, you must contact LUT Scholarships without any delay.

Exceptions for the UK Citizens

After the United Kingdom has left the European Union, the UK citizens are now following the same rules regarding the tuition fee and scholarships as the other non-EU/EEA citizens. At the same time, the application period for Brexit permits in Finland was closed on 30 September 2021.

The following exceptions are related to the UK citizens living in Finland before 1 January 2021:

1. If having been living in Finland since 1 January 2021 and have been issued a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021, you are exempted from paying a tuition fee.
Please upload a scan for your Residence Permit Card with a Right of Residence under the Withdrawal Agreement to prove being exempted.

2. If you have been living in Finland since 1 January 2021 and have applied for a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021 but are still waiting for your Residence Permit Card, you may be exempted from paying a tuition fee.
To prove being exempted, please upload a statement by Finnish Immigration Service for having applied for a right of residence or permanent freedom of living under the Withdrawal Agreement.

3. 2. If having been living in Finland before 1 January 2021 and not have applied for a Brexit permit by 30 September 2021, please see further information at About Brexit by Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI) about whether you would still be able to apply for a right of residence or, for a permanent privilege of living under the Withdrawal Agreement under certain conditions.

For further information, please see About Brexit by Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI)

FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Regular Admission

If required to pay a tuition fee, you can get

  • an Early Bird Discount of EUR 6 000 for the first academic year

if confirming your place in the programme and paying the remaining tuition fee of EUR 7 500 within three weeks from receiving your Certificate of Admission.

However, the ultimate and final deadline to confirm the place is always 30 April 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3) without any exceptions.

Rolling Admission

If required to pay a tuition fee, you can get

  • an Early Bird Discount of EUR 6 000 for the first academic year

if confirming your place in the programme and paying the remaining tuition fee of EUR 7 500 within three weeks from receiving your Certificate of Admission.
 

FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR: FINLAND SCHOLARSHIP

Regular Admission 

One Finland Scholarship is offered per each programme for the first academic year.
NOTE: There are no Finland Scholarships awarded in the following programmes: Biorefineries, Industrial Design Engineering, Electric Transportation Systems and Water Technology.

Finland Scholarship for the first academic year includes the following:

  • Full cover for the tuition fee plus,
  • EUR 5 000 for the living costs

The Finland Scholarship will be awarded in the order of the highest points scored in the evaluation process among the ones being eligible for the scholarship and having applied for it.

When using the programme, the scholarship can be applied for on the application form.

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The admitted student will claim the awarded Finland Scholarship by confirming their place in the programme by the deadline of 30 April 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3). Suppose the admitted student does not guarantee the offered position in the programme by the given deadline. In that case, s/he will automatically lose the awarded Finland Scholarship and the proposed place in the programme as the DL for confirming the site is the same.

The condition for Finland Scholarship is that the student starts their studies in Finland as expected. The  EUR 5 000 for the living costs will be paid to the student’s Finnish bank account once the academic year has begun and they arrive in Finland.

See Also

MACC Scholarship at RMIT University Australia 2022/2023

Scholarships in Chemical Engineering at the Swansea University UK 2022/2023

GREAT Scholarships for Students at University of Northampton UK 2022/2023

Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust Scholarship at the Flinders University Australia 2022/2023 

Rolling Admission

NOTE: All Finland Scholarships have now been awarded in Rolling Admission – there are no more Finland Scholarships available.

A total of 4 Finland Scholarships are offered in Rolling Admission for the first academic year.
Note: The following programmes are not included in Rolling Admission: Biorefineries, Circular Economy, Electric Transportation Systems and Water Technology.
Note: No Finland Scholarships awarded in Industrial Design Engineering.

Finland Scholarship for the first academic year includes the following:

  • Full cover for the tuition fee plus,
  • EUR 5 000 for the living costs

When using the programme, the scholarship can be applied for on the application form.

The scholarships are awarded to the four first admitted students.

If awarded a Finland Scholarship, the offered place in the programme must be confirmed within two weeks of receiving the Certificate of Admission. If not, the admitted student will lose the Finland Scholarship, and it will be re-awarded to the next admitted student.
 

SECOND ACADEMIC YEAR: SCHOLARSHIP 

Regular Admission and Rolling Admission

When required to pay a tuition fee, you will be awarded

  • a scholarship of EUR 6 000 for the second academic year

if meeting the requirement of completing a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies included in the personal study plan during the first academic year.

The tuition fee is EUR 7 500 for the second academic year with a possible scholarship.

The required ECTS credits will be automatically checked for, and they must be included on your Transcript of Records by the end of the first academic year, i.e. by 31 July. If the minimum ECTS credits requirement is met, you will automatically be awarded a scholarship of EUR 6 000 for the second academic year.

THE FULBRIGHT – LUT UNIVERSITY GRADUATE AWARD

  • The Fulbright student award competition is open to students from the United States of America who have completed at least a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • There is a different application period, a separate application process, and criteria for the Fulbright Scholarship.
  • Further information: Fulbright Student Program – Getting Started