Finland moves towards higher tuition fees for non-EU students


Finland’s universities may begin to increase tuition fees for international students under policies announced by the country’s new government.
The coalition confirmed it will move towards full coverage of tuition fees for non-EU students, meaning that universities will no longer receive government funding towards the cost of teaching international students.

Currently international fees start from €4,000 but non-EU students may soon have to pay more to cover the full costs of tuition under the new measures .

The policy was outlined in a document published by Finland’s new government after a month of negotiations between four parties, including the far-right Finns Party. There is no specified date for the changes to come into effect.

The education ministry, which initially proposed the policy earlier this year, predicted that the move could result in a 43% drop in the number of students coming from outside the EU.

Reference Link: