Information on Extended Residence Permit and Scholarship

Tuition fee and scholarship

The tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA students in Bachelor´s degree programmes taught in English is 4 300 €/academic year (studies begun in autumn 2017 or 2018). For students in the Master´s degree programme taught in English the tuition fee is 5 100 €/academic year (studies begun in autumn 2017 or 2018).

Continuing students who are not granted a scholarship to cover the tuition fee must pay the annual tuition fee by 31.7. at the latest. The payment must be made in total.

A continuing student who has enrolled for the next academic year but did not get the scholarship and has not paid the tuition fee by the due date does not have a right to study.

If the student’s residence permit status has changed and he/she is exempted from paying the tuition fee, a copy of the residence permit card (both sides) must be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saimaa UAS does not grant scholarships for first-year students (beginning students). If your studies have progressed according to the confirmed curriculum during the academic year and you are in need of financial aid, you can apply for a scholarship for the second or third year. To receive a scholarship, the student must have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS credits during the first academic year (between August 1–July 31). There is no grade criteria.

A scholarship can be granted from the 2nd year of study onwards (1 year at a time) for the standard study period (3,5 years/Bachelor's and 2,5 years/Master's). A scholarship can only be granted to a student who has enrolled as attending (present) for the academic year.

The scholarship covers the tuition fee for the next academic year, and is not paid to the student's bank account.

Please note that any misconduct during studies will affect the scholarship decision. https://www.saimia.fi/docs/studies/Guidelines_for_handling_misconduct_Saimaa_UAS.pdf

Application for the scholarship

IB18, HOMA18, MEC18, NURS18, IBM18Y:

Please fill in the application form (DOC) electronically (= with a computer). Handwritten applications and applications without the "address in your home country" will not be processed.

Send the application in pdf form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Attach your current transcript of records (official transcript given by the Student Office)  as a pdf file to the e-mail (requirement 55 ECTS).

If you have only 45 ECTS credits, you can apply for the scholarship when you have 45 ECTS credits and a signed work contract that gives you at least 10 ECTS during the summer from the placement. Summer studies (at least 10 ECTS) can be considered, if your course enrollments have been accepted by the teacher. Your study credits will be checked in August and if you have not completed the required 55 ECTS credits, you will be charged the tuition fee.

IB17, HOMA17, MEC17, IBM17Y:

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform Saimaa UAS that you want to apply for the scholarship for the third year. To receive a scholarship, the student must have completed a minimum of 110 ECTS credits during the second academic year (between August 1–July 31). There is no grade criteria.

  • required information:

    • student number
    • date of birth
    • family name
    • first names
    • address in Finland
    • address in your home country
    • email address
    • name of the degree programme
    • year when you have begun your studies
  • Attach your current transcript of records as a pdf-file (official transcript given by the Student Office)

Scholarship decisions will mostly be made at the end of April, May, June and August.

If you have already completed the required 55 ECTS (1st year student) or 110 ECTS (2nd year student) and need the scholarship decision earlier, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions about tuition fees and scholarships, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applying for an extended residence permit

Continuing students apply online for the extended residence permit (RP). You cannot apply for an extension earlier than 3 months before the RP expires. The requirement for the extension is at least 45 ECTS credits during the academic year. Be prepared to pay the tuition fee (4300 €) in case you are not granted a scholarship. You must also have the required sum of money (6720 €) for living expenses in your bank account.

Information on applying for the extended residence permit:

http://migri.fi/en/extended-permit

Migri's info letter for the student's extended residence permit:
http://migri.fi/en/extended-permit-for-studies

 

 

 

 

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