Tuition fees introduced for non-EEA students

  • 2010-03-05
  • Helsinki Times

Whether high quality education continues to attract foreign students to Finland will be tested by new fees.

The Ministry of Education said in a statement on 24 February that it would begin charging tuition fees from foreign students from outside the European Economic Area on a trial basis.

130 degree programmes across nine universities and ten polytechnics will take part in the non-EEA tuition fee trial. Fewer than half of the programmes will carry tuition fees this year, with most introducing fees later during the trial period. The trial will run until the end of 2014.

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