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jack2012
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Tution Fee

Post by jack2012 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Hi,

Is tution fee in universities applies in Finland to those who has Work Permit(Residence permit A) for 4 years with passport from India?

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ruusu25
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Re: Tution Fee

Post by ruusu25 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:02 pm

It depends what language and university you do the degree in. The tuition fees apply to all non-EU citizens studying in any English-language program at any university.

At some universities, the fees do not apply to anyone studying for a degree in Finnish or Swedish, regardless of nationality and permit type.

If you have a permanent residence permit (not a fixed-term A permit), you're exempt from the fees everywhere.

For reference, here are the relevant rules at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/faq ... holarships

As you can see, even a non-EU master's student there would be able to study in Finnish or Swedish for free.


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by Beep_Boop » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:23 pm

jack2012 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Is tution fee in universities applies in Finland to those who has Work Permit(Residence permit A) for 4 years with passport from India?
No, there isn't.
Every f*cking case is unique. You can't measure the result of your application based on arbitrary anecdotes online. Stop being a moron!


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by betelgeuse » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:43 pm

ruusu25 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:02 pm
At some universities, the fees do not apply to anyone studying for a degree in Finnish or Swedish, regardless of nationality and permit type.
Fees are not allowed for any program in Finnish or Swedish

"Yliopiston on perittävä muuhun kuin suomen- tai ruotsinkieliseen alempaan tai ylempään korkeakoulututkintoon johtavaan koulutukseen hyväksytyltä opiskelijalta vähintään 1 500 euron suuruinen maksu lukuvuodessa. "
ruusu25 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:02 pm
If you have a permanent residence permit (not a fixed-term A permit), you're exempt from the fees everywhere.
Incorrect.

"Maksua ei kuitenkaan peritä Euroopan talousalueeseen kuuluvan valtion kansalaiselta eikä siltä, joka Euroopan unionin ja sen jäsenvaltioiden muun sopimuspuolen kanssa tekemän sopimuksen mukaan rinnastetaan Euroopan unionin kansalaiseen, eikä edellä mainittujen perheenjäseneltä. Maksua ei peritä myöskään siltä, jolla on ulkomaalaislaissa tarkoitettu Euroopan unionin sininen kortti, jatkuva tai pysyvä oleskelulupa tai pitkään oleskelleen kolmannen maan kansalaisen EU-oleskelulupa, eikä edellä mainittujen perheenjäseneltä. Perheenjäsenen määrittelyyn sovelletaan ulkomaalaislakia. Maksua ei peritä myöskään 9 §:n mukaiseen tilauskoulutukseen osallistuvalta opiskelijalta."

https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/ ... 0558#L2P10

Won't bother translating the details. Beep_Boop's answer is correct.


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by ruusu25 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:44 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:43 pm

Maksua ei peritä myöskään siltä, jolla on ulkomaalaislaissa tarkoitettu Euroopan unionin sininen kortti, jatkuva tai pysyvä oleskelulupa tai pitkään oleskelleen kolmannen maan kansalaisen EU-oleskelulupa, eikä edellä mainittujen perheenjäseneltä.
Ah, somehow missed the "jatkuva" part. I stand corrected!


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by ruusu25 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:04 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:43 pm

Fees are not allowed for any program in Finnish or Swedish

"Yliopiston on perittävä muuhun kuin suomen- tai ruotsinkieliseen alempaan tai ylempään korkeakoulututkintoon johtavaan koulutukseen hyväksytyltä opiskelijalta vähintään 1 500 euron suuruinen maksu lukuvuodessa."
Strictly speaking, this says they must charge tuition fees for programs not in Finnish or Swedish, but it doesn't say that they cannot charge fees for programs that are in Finnish or Swedish. I doubt many universities would want to do such a thing, but I can't find any part of this law that forbids it. Maybe it's a different law? I know this doesn't address OP's question, but I'm now curious myself.


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by betelgeuse » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:25 am

ruusu25 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:04 pm

Strictly speaking, this says they must charge tuition fees for programs not in Finnish or Swedish, but it doesn't say that they cannot charge fees for programs that are in Finnish or Swedish. I doubt many universities would want to do such a thing, but I can't find any part of this law that forbids it. Maybe it's a different law? I know this doesn't address OP's question, but I'm now curious myself.
The ban is in section 8.


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by miikkanokka » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:35 pm

ruusu25 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:02 pm
It depends what language and university you do the degree in. The tuition fees apply to all non-EU citizens studying in any English-language program at any university.

At some universities, the fees do not apply to anyone studying for a degree in Finnish or Swedish, regardless of nationality and permit type.

If you have a permanent residence permit (not a fixed-term A permit), you're exempt from the fees everywhere.

For reference, here are the relevant rules at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/faq ... holarships

As you can see, even a non-EU master's student there would be able to study in Finnish or Swedish for free.
Incorrect! If you have a continuous, fixed term, A residence permit type you are also eligible for the free tuition. No matter how many years your permit has.

https://studyinfo.fi/wp2/en/higher-educ ... tion-fees/


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Re: Tution Fee

Post by ruusu25 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:36 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:25 am
The ban is in section 8.
I see! Thanks :-)


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