Fees and Costs
As HELBUS is a private university, it receives no state support. HELBUS funds its operations entirely through tuition fees. The good news is that by studying with HELBUS it is likely that your overall cost for the Bachelor’s degree will be lower than if you studied the three years in the UK! In the UK you normally pay at least €35.000 for the tuition of three years, whereas at HELBUS your tuition fee will be below €30.000.
Here is some information about tuition fees for students starting their studies in September 2017:
• The tuition fee in the full-time programme is €4.705 per term (incl. VAT). The total tuition fee for the Bachelor’s degree studies will amount to €28.230 (six terms). The tuition fee includes access to a wide range of electronic text books and other electronic learning materials.
• The tuition fee in the online programme is: €4.905 per term (incl. VAT). The total tuition fee for the Bachelor’s degree studies will amount to €29.430 (six terms). The tuition fee includes access to a wide range of electronic text books and other electronic learning materials.
• If the government increases the value-added tax (VAT), the tuition fee will increase respectively.
All students should have a laptop with MS Office and an internet connection.
The HELBUS tuition fee payment schedule is as follows:
• If you are a Finnish, EU/EEA, or Russian citizen: After you receive your Admission letter, you will receive by email an invoice for the confirmation fee of €300. By paying this fee you will confirm your study place, and it will be deducted from the payment of the first term tuition fee. The confirmation fee if non-refundable. The tuition fee for each term is invoiced by email before the beginning of each term.
• If you are a citizen of another non-EU country and do not have a residence permit in Finland: The tuition fees and book fees of the first four terms will fall due before you arrive to Finland to start your studies. Your payments will be returned to you only if you are not given a residence permit by the Finnish Immigration service and inform HELBUS about this decision. Unfortunately no scholarships are offered.
• If attending the full-time programme, you should budget at least €1.000 per month for living costs in Helsinki, although this cost will depend on your accommodation and lifestyle.
An academic degree is an investment in yourself and your future. Research in Finland has shown that a university degree will increase a Finn’s lifetime net earnings by an average of €312.000 compared to someone who does not have a degree. You will graduate more quickly than your peers in traditional universities, and thereby start recouping your investment earlier.