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:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.

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

All students admitted to NORDIG, including tuition fee-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 €

* Maximum amount of the grant (students have to apply Nordlys and/or Erasmus+ grants)

Tampere University Scholarship Programme

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes offered in English. Scholarships are awarded both at admission and during studies. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

More detailed information about scholarships on Tampere University website.