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Tuition Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fees

Here you can find information concerning the tuition fees and scholarships of Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

If you have any questions, please contact: tuitionfee@hamk.fi

Tuition Fees

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have temporary changed our tuition fee policy for the academic year 2021/2022. During the academic year 2021/2022 new students (studens starting in Autumn 2021) can pay their tuition fees in three installments. Present students (students who have started before Autumn 2021) can pay their tuition fees in two installments.

Normally you must pay your tuition fee for the academic year in one installment, and we will inform our tuition fee policy for academic year 2022/2023 later.

Please notice:

  • You can always pay your tuition fee in full or in bigger installments if you wish.
  • Pay your tuition fee always directly to HAMK – you should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).
  • You can pay your tuition fee in HAMK Store or by a bank transfer – you will find instructions for the bank transfer from acceptance letter (new students) or below (continuing students)

Tuition Fees for January 2020 intake and thereafter

Non-EU/EEA students

  • Tuition fee for Bachelor’s degree studies: €9700/academic year
  • Tuition fee for Master’s degree studies: €11 700 / academic year

Due to the Coronavirus-pandemic, we have changed our tuition fee policy for 2021/2022 academic year. Student who start their studies in Autumn 2021 can pay their first year´ tuition fee in three installments.

If you choose to pay your tuition fee in installments, the payments are due as follows:

Bachelor’s degree studies

16 July 2021 – 2425€ for Module 1
1 October 2021 – 2425€ for Module 2
1 December 2021 – 4850€ for the Spring Semester

Master’s degree studies

16 July 2021 – 2925€ for Module 1
1 October 2021 – 2925€ for Module 2
1 December 2021 – 5850€ for the Spring Semester

You can pay your tuition fee in full or in bigger installments if you wish.

Applicants who have been accepted study at HAMK will get detailed instructions how to pay the tuition fee.

Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

There will be no tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students

  • who have started their studies before 1 August 2017
  • who have accepted the study place in the 2016 joint application and have enrolled as absent
  • who study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
  • who have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • who have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • who have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • who have an EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • who have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • New UK degree students who have arrived in Finland prior to 31st of December 2020 must register their right to residence (in accordance with the withdrawal agreement) between the 1st of October 2020 and the 31st of December 2020 to be exempt from tuition fees. Registration or application before the end of 2020 exempts the student from tuition fees even if they start their studies (in degree programmes taught in English) after the 1st of January 2021. Proof of registration (i.e a relevant residence permit card) or pending application (from Migri) is required.
  • Continuing UK degree students are exempt from tuition fees even after the 1st of January 2021 as long as they change their EU registration in Finland to EU right-to-residence in accordance with the withdrawal agreement (with Migri). This change of status must be applied between the 1st of October 2020 and the 30th of September 2021.Proof of the EU right to residence (i.e. a relevant residence permit card), or proof that the student has applied for it (from Migri) is sufficient for exemption.

If you are unsure about whether you need to pay tuition fees or not, check the ‘Am I required to pay tuition fees?‘ section at Studyinfo.fi.

Exemption from tuition fees

Students are required to provide one of the following documents to be exempted from paying tuition fees:

  • EU Blue Card granted 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)

The document exempting from the tuition fee must be valid on 1 August in order for it to be considered for studies starting in autumn term and on 1 January in order for them to be considered for studies starting in spring term.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please provide us the document immediately.

EU/EEA students

There are no tuition fee for citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, or citizens of Switzerland.
See the list of EU/EEA countries.
 
Please notice that you need to to submit a proof of your citizenship to Admissions services.
Please submit: a copy of your valid passport, valid national ID card, or valid identity card where your citizenship is indicated as an attachment to your application.
 
Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.

We reserve the right to change these terms.

Present Students

You need to pay tuition fee for each academic year when you are present.

Academic year 2021 / 2022:

If you enroll as present for the academic year 2021-2022, you must pay the tuition fee by 15 August 2021. If you enroll as absent for the academic year 2021-2022 you are not required to pay the tuition fee for this
academic year.

In case of payment difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible to pay the tuition fee in two installments; the due dates are:

  • 15.8.2021 (4 850 € bachelor’s degree) and
  • 1.12.2021 (4 850 € bachelor’s degree)

You can find the payment details from HAMK’s Yammer group for HAMK Students

Tuition Fees for September 2019 intake and before

Please note, if you have start your studies in September 2019 or before, this information will apply for the whole duration of your studies!

Non-EU/EEA students

  • Tuition fee for Bachelor’s degree studies: €8700/academic year
  • Tuition fee for Master’s degree studies: €9700/academic year

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

There will be no tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students

  • who have started their studies before 1 August 2017
  • who have accepted the study place in the 2016 joint application and have enrolled as absent
  • study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

If you are unsure about whether you need to pay tuition fees or not, check the ‘Am I required to pay tuition fees?‘ section at Studyinfo.fi.

Exemption from tuition fees

Students are required to provide one of the following documents to be exempted from paying tuition fees:

  • EU Blue Card granted 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)

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please provide us the document immediately.

EU/EEA students

There are no tuition fee for citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, or citizens of Switzerland.
See the list of EU/EEA countries.
 
Please notice that you need to to submit a proof of your citizenship to Admissions services.
Please submit: a copy of your valid passport, valid national ID card, or valid identity card where your citizenship is indicated as an attachment to your application.
 
Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.

We reserve the right to change these terms.

Present Students:

You need to pay tuition fee for each academic year when you are present.

Academic year 2021 / 2022:

If you enroll as present for the academic year 2021-2022, you must pay the tuition fee by 15 August 2021. If you enroll as absent for the academic year 2021-2022 you are not required to pay the tuition fee for this
academic year.

In case of payment difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible to pay the tuition fee in two installments; the due dates are:

  • 15.8.2021 (4 350 €) and
  • 1.12.2021 (4 350 €)

You can find the payment details from HAMK’s Yammer group for HAMK Students

Scholarships

Scholarships for August 2021 intake and thereafter

Scholarships for nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries 

 HAMK’s scholarship programme is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries who are studying for a degree in HAMK’s English-taught degree programmes. The nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee.  

HAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. The scholarship programme awards students who gain at least the basic skills of Finnish language during their degree studies at HAMK. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship programme is to support the future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging students to gain good level of Finnish language during their studies.  

Please note:

You will follow the same scholarship programme which applied at the start of your studies for the whole duration of your studies. The students who have started their degree studies before August 2021, will continue with the scholarship programme, which applied at the start of their studies.

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

Students can be awarded with a scholarships two times during their studies, based on their level of Finnish language and provided that their studies progress with 60 ECTS credits per academic year at HAMK. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results (see below: Finnish language tests)

1. Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level-A2): 3200 € 

2. Scholarship: Independent User of Finnish language – (CERF level B1): 6500€ 

Master’s Degree Programmes

Student can be awarded with a one scholarship at the end of their studies, based on their level of Finnish language and provided that their studies progress with 45 ECTS credits per academic year at HAMK. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results (see below: Finnish language tests) 

Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level-A2): 2500 €

Scholarships for January 2020 intake and thereafter

Scholarships for nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries 

HAMK’s scholarship programme is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries who are studying for a degree in HAMK’s English-taught degree programmes. The nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee.  

From 1.1.2020 onwards, HAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. The scholarship programme awards students who gain at least the basic skills of Finnish language during their degree studies at HAMK. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship programme is to support the future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging students to gain good level of Finnish language during their studies.  

Students can be awarded with a scholarships two times during their studies, based on their level of Finnish language and provided that their studies progress with 60 ECTS credits per academic year at HAMK. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results (see below: Finnish language tests)

Please note:

If you have started your studies between January 2020 and January 2021, this information will apply for the whole duration of your studies!  The students who have started their degree studies before 2020 will continue with the scholarship programme, which applied at the start of their studies.

1. Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level-A2): 3200 € 

2. Scholarship: Independent User of Finnish language – (CERF level B1): 6500€ 

Scholarships for September 2019 intake and before

Please note, if you start your studies in September 2019 or before, this information will apply for the whole duration of your studies!

Bachelor’s degree studies

HAMK will offer you a scholarship of 45% of your annual tuition fee if your studies at HAMK have progressed according to the schedule below.

In order to receive the scholarship, you need to complete:

  • 27 ECTS credits in the first academic semester (August – December)
  • 55 ECTS credits in each academic year (August – July)

The scholarship for Bachelor’s degree studies will be granted annually after the student has fulfilled the conditions of the scholarship. The scholarship can be granted at the earliest after studying for one semester.

The maximum duration of the scholarships is the estimated studying time: 3.5 years in the Degree Programme in International Business and 4 years in the Bachelor of Engineering degree programmes.

We reserve the right to any changes.

Master’s degree studies

HAMK offers a scholarship of 30% of the annual tuition fee to those students who have completed 45 ECTS credits each academic year.

The HAMK scholarship for Master’s degree studies will be granted once a year after the student has fulfilled the conditions of the scholarship.

We reserve the right to any changes.

 

Finnish language test for scholarship programme

Finnish Language tests in Academic year 2021 / 2022

Dates and venues

Finnish language tests are arranged twice a year at HAMK’s campuses.

  • 1 October 2021 at 1 p.m.
  • 1 February 2022 at 1 p.m.

Forssa: Auditorium 3023 (3rd floor)

Hämeenlinna: Auditorium A (building C, 1st floor)

Riihimäki: Auditorium B125

Valkeakoski: Auditorium A165 and B116 (building A and B)

Payment

The first test is free of charge but if you need to retake the test you will have to pay 108 €. Retaking the test means you need to do the whole test.

Schedule and instructions

  1. Enrol for the test between 6 and 13 September at Pakki
    (VR00DM18-3001)
  2. Bring your own computer and headphones. You will also need a microphone.
  3. You will receive an e-mail with a sign up link and a code for the test about two weeks before the test day.
  4. The test consists of four parts
    • Reading comprehension and writing (approx. 2 hours)
    • Listening comprehension and speaking (approx. 1 hour)

You will get your test result in three weeks by e-mail.

Contents of language tests in level A2 and B1

Reading comprehension (A2 and B1)
You will read approximately five texts and answer questions. The questions are either true/false, multiple choice, or open questions.

Writing (A2 and B1)
You will need to write three different texts.

Listening comprehension (A2 and B1)
You will be listening to messages, news, or dialogues, and answering a set of questions about what you hear. The questions are either true/false, multiple choice, or open questions.

Speaking (A2)
There are three tasks: an individual long turn (speaking at length about a given topic), an interview, and expressing an opinion. You will be interacting with a computer.

Speaking (B1)
There are three tasks: an individual long turn (speaking at length about a given topic), reacting in everyday situations, and expressing your opinion. You will be interacting with a computer.

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