A limited number of scholarships are available for the selected students. The amount of the scholarships is € 500 / month for a maximum of 9 months for the first academic year. For the second academic year, the students are encouraged to find a thesis writing position with a salary.
All IMPIT applicants for the UEF are considered as scholarship candidates and the scholarships are issued for the candidates with highest selection points. Thus, there is no need to apply separately for a scholarship from the UEF. A student who is eligible for the Finnish student financial aid (opintotuki) provided by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) is not eligible to receive the above grant.
Scholarship holders will be decided based on the selection points specified in the admission requirements.
There are no tuition fees in the IMPIT program. However, a mandatory annual Student Union membership fee is charged for all accepted students registered at the University of Eastern Finland. The membership fees for the academic year 2015-2016 are €124/full year and €65/semester and the fee entitles you to a high standard of health care, student discounts, some leisure time activities.
Applicants who are applying based on a qualification completed outside the EU/EEA -area will be required to pay an application fee of 100 €. Application fees will be collected for the first time when applying for studies beginning in autumn 2016.
The collection of the application fee is independent of the home country and nationality of the applicant. The fee will be collected according to the country where the applicant’s previous qualification/degree has been granted as follows:
If the qualification that you are applying with is granted elsewhere than in
- the EU/EEA -area countries: (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar)
you are required to pay the fee of 100 € before sending the application.
The application fee is valid for one application period, and it covers all the applications that you make for study programmes that begin in the same semester. For example, when applying for studies that begin in autumn 2016, you only need to pay the application fee once regardless of how many degree courses you’ll be applying to, and regardless of the possible variation in the actual application periods. As long as your applications concern studies that all begin in the same semester, one application fee cover them all.
The fee is non-refundable, except in cases when it has been faultily collected.