Cheap Universities in Finland in 2023

Many people choose to study a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finland thanks to the high quality of education. But that’s only one of the reasons. Students from the EU/EEA also benefit from free tuition as long as they enrol at Finnish public universities.

But what if you’re a non-EU/EEA citizen and you want to study in Finland without breaking the bank? Is that possible? The answer is ‘yes’ and we’ve compiled a list of local higher education institutions that offer affordable studies.

Before going through our lists, keep in mind a few things:

  • We’ve created these lists based on the programmes and universities listed on Mastersportal and Bachelorsportal. This means the lists don’t feature every single school. You might be able to find other affordable degrees or universities in Finland.
  • Universities can add or remove programmes periodically. If a university on these lists no longer offers an affordable degree, simply use the filters on our portals to find other universities that do.
  • To discover an even larger number of academic courses, you can visit the official website of your favourite university.

Find cheap Bachelors in Finland

Cheap universities in Finland offering Bachelor’s degrees

Cheap universities in Finland offering Master’s degrees

Good to know: ITMO University is an institution from a different country which offer courses in multiple locations, not only in Finland.

Find cheap Masters in Finland

Bonus: free universities in Finland for EU/EEA students

The following are some of the best Finnish universities where students coming from the EU/EEA or Switzerland can study a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree for free:

Scholarships for international students in Finland

We have excellent news for you: all non-EU/EEA students required to pay tuition fees can apply for scholarships offered by regular universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS).

Each university or UAS has its own system of scholarships and sets the eligibility requirements. Students who qualify for a scholarship should apply during the regular university application process. Since the system is different at each university, it’s best to ask them for help should you encounter any difficulties.

All students — including those from the EU/EEA — should consider the rather high living costs in Finland. On average, you can expect to spend between 700–1,000 EUR per month and sometimes over 1,100 EUR in larger cities. Learn more about living costs in Finland.

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