Tuition fees & scholarships

Students enrolled to SAMK who are nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries, are due to pay the annual tuition fee.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is 9,500 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students in each Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programme taught in English, except for the degree programmes of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mechatronics which have a tuition fee of 10,500 € per academic year.

The fees will not concern those students who

  • are citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • have an EU Blue Card
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland (Type A permit) issued for purposes other than studies. NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have a Brexit residence permit card in Finland, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement

Read carefully: Exemption from tuition fees

If you are unsure about whether you'd be subject to tuition fees, check the 'Am I required to pay tuition fees?' section on the application site.

Paying the tuition fee

Instructions on how to pay the tuition fee will be sent in the notification of admission.

Students starting their studies in Autumn: Tuition fee for the academic year can be paid in one or two instalments semester wise.

Students starting their studies in January: Tuition fee for the Spring semester has to be paid in one instalment. The tuition fee for the next academic year can be paid in one or two instalments.

Contact Admissions Office

SAMK Admissions Office assists applicants with their application process, tuition fees, confirming the study place or registration.
00 358 2 623 4801

Early Bird Scholarship

1,500 €

Success in Studies Scholarship

50 % of the paid fee

Finnish Language Skills Scholarship

1,500 € or 3,000 €

Student Ambassador Scholarship

200–500 €

Scholarship programme

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences’ scholarship programme is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries studying for a degree in the degree programmes taught in English at SAMK and paying the tuition fee (excluding double degree students).

  • The scholarships from 2 to 4 are to be applied only after the studies have started 

1. Early Bird Discount for Bachelor level students

The Early Bird is a discount of 1,500 € on the tuition fee of the first study year at SAMK.

All the new students who have been selected and who have accepted the study place and paid the tuition fee no later than 7 November 2023 are rewarded an early bird discount of 1,500 €. The discount will be given from the first year payment. Detailed instructions on how to pay the tuition fee will be sent along with the acceptance letter. This offer is valid only for the first year of studies.

Please note that an early bird has to pay the tuition fee in one instalment. The applicant will receive the instructions from SAMK Admissions Office.

2. Success in Studies Scholarship for Bachelor and Master level students

During the studies students can apply for a scholarship after each study year and get 50 % of the paid fee back by progressing well in studies.

A student can get a scholarship if he/she:

  • completes 60 ECTS credits during the academic year, and
  • the weighted average of the studies during the academic year is at least 3.5., and
  • the student’s achievements have to be among the best fifth compared to other students in the whole degree programme (including all the classes) that same year, liable or non-liable to pay a tuition fee.

3. Finnish Language Skills Scholarship for Bachelor and Master level students

SAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. Scholarships are awarded for students who gain at least the basic skills (level A2) of the Finnish language during their degree studies at SAMK. The aim of the scholarship is to support future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging the students to gain an intermediate level of Finnish language during their studies.

If a student qualifies for the scholarship based on success in studies, they can also apply for scholarship based on the Finnish language studies.

  1. Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level A2): 1,500 €
  • This scholarship is evaluated by a written certificate of the exam results by SAMK or other higher education institution Finnish language teacher (completed Finnish studies 10 ECTS credits) with a minimum grade 4, or Recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Bachelor´s degree students have the opportunity to gain level A2 by taking part in Finnish language studies offered by SAMK. Finnish studies completed at other higher education institutions will be accepted if they provide credits and are assessed numerically.
  • Paid once, after the first academic year at the earliest
  1. Scholarship: Independent User of Finnish language (CERF level B1): 3,000 €

4. The Student Ambassador Scholarship for bachelor level students 

The Student Ambassador Scholarship is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries studying at SAMK in bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English. 

The Student Ambassador Scholarship Programme has been created for students who have an interest in becoming involved in international activities in SAMK during their studies. The Student Ambassador Scholarship offers successful students an annual award of 200–500€. The Student Ambassador Scholarship can be granted more than once.

Additional information

The scholarships during the studies cannot be granted to a student who has been guilty of deception or otherwise breached the order of the UAS, and has been given a warning by the president as provided in the UAS Act (932/2014).

Information about scholarships for SAMK students

More information about tuition fees and scholarships can be found on the Oiva intranet.

Further Information

Admissions office:

00 358 2 623 4801

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