Financial matters

In most universities students enrolled in regular degree studies pay no tuition fees.

The student unions in universities charge a small annual membership fee of about 42–84 €. The membership is compulsory for those who are studying for their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees; those who are pursuing their doctoral studies may join the union if they wish.

The membership has many benefits such as inexpensive healthcare, reduced fares in public transportation and inexpensive meals at student cafeterias. The membership also entitles you to discounts on many cultural events, such as opera or cinema, and in many places of business, such as restaurants and shops. For doctoral students, the benefits are fewer.

Universities of applied sciences do not charge tuition fees either, but a few institutions currently charge fees for tuition materials etc. Student union membership for students in universities of applied sciences is optional. This membership however has many benefits, such as reduced fares in public transportation, inexpensive meals at student cafeterias and reduced prices on sports services, as well as in various shops and other places of business.

It is highly recommended to arrange adequate funding for your entire stay before leaving your home country.

Scholarships for undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies and research:

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
Eurydice information network on education in Europe