Tuition fees change the rules of the game

Helena Eijsberg

As from 1.1.2017 Finnish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are obliged to charge tuition fees from students coming from countries outside the EU or the EEA. Before this, any student coming to study at a Finnish HEI could do so for free, whatever the country of origin. From this day on, students will be in different situations, depending on their country of origin. In a nutshell, putting a price on education also changes the way education is marketed and means that we have to be more active towards the fee paying students as the competition between universities is increasing.

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