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Finland moots higher tuition fees for international students


Price hike comes as part of policy proposals in preparation for general election in April

Finland may increase tuition fees for all students from outside the EU, despite the government’s commitment to raising their number, a policy brief has revealed.

A set of recommendations issued by the country’s Ministry of Education and Culture in preparation for a general election on 2 April proposes that students from outside the EU and European Economic Area should pay more for their education. At present, these students pay between €4,000 and €18,000 a year to attend a bachelor’s or master’s programme at a Finnish university.

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