Scholarships and fees

Participation costs

Tuition fee of NORDIG is 8,000 euros per academic year. However, the following students do not have to pay tuition fees:

  • EU/EEA citizen or a family member (spouse/child) of an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizens (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland or some other EU country on a permanent basis (continuous A, or permanent P/P-EU residence permit type), or have an EU Blue Card 

Applicants must submit documents confirming their residence permit status with their application. For more information on the required documents, please see Application documents
All admitted students are granted scholarships to support mobility.

Scroll below for more information about mobility scholarships and tuition fee waivers.



Mobility scholarship

Due to organisational change at  the University of Tampere scholarship information will be updated for Academic year 2019-2020 before beginning of application period in December 2018.

All students admitted to NORDIG, including tuition-paying students, will receive scholarships to support mobility between countries.

Semester Scholarship Monthly installment Total
*1st semester Scholarship provided by the Nordic Council of Ministers (4 months: Sep-Dec) 543,75 € 2 175 €
2nd semester Nordlys (5 months: Jan-May + 330 € travel expenses) 200 €** 1 330 €


(5 months: Aug-Dec)
280 €** 1 400 €


(4-7 months: Jan-Jul)
280 €**  €
4 905 €

*Excluding students awarded with global student award for academic excellence scholarship

** Maximum amount of the grant

Tuition-fee waiver

In addition to mobility scholarships, University of Tampere offers a substantial number of scholarships for the most talented fee-paying students. The scholarship scheme consists of two scholarship categories. The University of Tampere tuition fee scholarships cover either 100% or 50% of the tuition fees in a two-year Master’s degree programme.

*The University of Tampere global student award for academic excellence scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees and include a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme.

Students apply for the scholarship as part of the application to the degree programme. Admitted applicants who have been granted a scholarship will be informed about this together with the admission decision.