Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students
Non-EU/EEA students admitted in 2017 to master's programmes in English are required to pay tuition at all universities in Finland. There are certain exemptions:
The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who
- are family members of an EU/EEA citizen (spouse / child)
- are already residing in Finland or some other EU country on a permanent basis (i.e. are equivalent to EU citizens, continuous (A) or permanent (P/P-EU) residence permit type)
For EU citizens all university education is free of charge. All students regardless of nationality are, however, obliged to pay an annual student union membership fee of approximately EUR 120.
The fee for non-EU/EEA students at Hanken is 12500 EUR/year.
The Hanken Scholarship Scheme
We have a comprehensive scholarship system in place to support fee paying students. Applying for a scholarship will not affect the application for studies in any way. The scholarships at Hanken are merit based.
Hanken Premium Scholarship:
Covers the full tuition fee and 8000 euros/year living expenses
Hanken Honours Scholarship:
Covers the full tuition fee
Hanken Support Scholarship:
Covers 50% of the tuition fee
A cost-of-living scholarship equivalent to the Premium Scholarship (8000 €) can also be granted to non-paying students, who can demonstrate a need for such a support e.g. by there being no national financial aid system (such as the Finnish study grant) or similar available for them.
The scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's academic excellence.
Immigration requirements concerning funding
Working during the studies
The studies are full-time studies and therefore students should not plan to work while studying. It might also prove very difficult to find a suitable job as the unemployment figures in Finland are quite high. Most employers also demand knowledge of Finnish and/or Swedish. Non-EU citizens studying in Finland are, however, allowed to work up to 25 hours per week part-time with their student residence permit, during term times. During holidays (specifically the summer and Christmas holidays) there is no such limitation of working hours.