Tuition Fees

All students are responsible for costs related to:

– Personal camping and hiking equipment, such as outdoor clothing, backpacks, eating utensils, sleeping bags or sleeping pads.
– Personal travel costs to and from campus, training locations, or locations for independent training.
– Accommodation (please see Learning Environments).

Other costs of studying

The studies require using a personal laptop. At Humak, students are entitled to substantial benefits in acquiring different software. The commonly used Office software are free of charge for students: students are able to download and install the Office365 software package on their computers.

Students are allowed to borrow group equipment for independent training, including:

– Tents, kayaks, and climbing equipment.
– Other equipment, such as first aid equipment.

Expenses for EU/EEA/Swiss students

No tuition fee will be charged from students who are citizens of the EU/EEA area and Switzerland. However, this group of students are recommended to budget approximately 800€ / academic year for optional travel related to the studies. By this means the students will be able to guarantee that they will get the most out of their studies, allowing them to conduct their studies in all recommended learning environments.

The three following learning environments and trips will be offered, and strongly recommended, even though the students participating in them will be charged a fee based on the travel costs. Students not willing to pay for the trips will be offered an alternative way of studying the contents. The tuition fee paid by students outside EU/EEA/Swiss area includes the costs for these trips.

Multiday sea kayaking trip, Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

1st year spring / summer

Multiday day winter camping and travelling, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

2nd year spring

Multiday winter and glacier travelling, Narvik Mountain Range, Norway

2nd year summer

EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Gibraltar. (Please note: during the Brexit transition period (i.e. until the end of 2020), students from the UK are not subject to a tuition fee. However, this may change in early 2021, depending on the contract between the EU and the UK. The information will be updated later.)

EEA countries are: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

 

Expenses for non-EU/EEA/Swiss students

Tuition fee of 9000€ per academic year is charged from students coming outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland area. For more information, please see who is required to pay the tuition fee.

The tuition fee will also cover the costs for the following learning environments and trips:

Multiday sea kayaking trip, Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

1st year spring / summer

Multiday day winter camping and travelling, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

2nd year spring

Multiday winter and glacier travelling, Narvik Mountain Range, Norway

2nd year summer

Students must accept the student place in Studyinfo and pay the fee for the first academic year by 16 July 2021 at 15.00. Students cannot register for the autumn semester 2020 before the fee is paid in full and all necessary documents have been submitted to Admission Services.

You don’t have to pay the tuition fee if you are a holder of one of the following documents:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

Scholarship scheme:

Students are required to pay tuition for each academic semester or year attended. First year degree students need to pay the tuition fee in full when they accept their student place. No scholarship available. Continuing degree students need to pay the tuition fee before registering for the next academic year. The scholarship scheme rewards students who complete 55 ECTS per academic year as follows:

 

The tuition fee entitles the student to study and to use the normal support services available for students. However, all students must buy the necessary books (if not available in libraries) and other educational material themselves, get an insurance, and take care of their own commuting, travelling and other living costs (accommodation, food, clothing, leisure activities). Average monthly living cost for a student is estimated at about 600–800 euros.

According to Finnish Immigration Service, in addition to the amount of the tuition fee, the student has to have at least 6 720 euros per each academic year available to cover the living costs. For more information, see the Finnish Immigration Service website:  https://migri.fi/en/means-of-support

General information about the tuition fees on Study in Finland website.