Tuition fees are reimbursed per academic year or academic term. If a student has begun studying at the University of Helsinki in the autumn term, only the spring term can be reimbursed.
You can claim a refund of the tuition fee from the Student Services by 30 September/31 January. Please note that the University withholds 300€ from all reimbursements to cover administrative costs.
The tuition fee can be reimbursed if
a conditionally admitted student fails to meet the conditions for admission within the allocated time,
a student’s application for a residence permit is rejected,
the residence permit status of a student who has accepted a place changes before registration so that he or she is no longer liable to pay a tuition fee,
the degree programme is not offered, or a force majeure event occurs,
a student cancels the registration as attending and claims the refund on time.
If a student graduates before the target duration of the degree has expired, i.e. in the second autumn of the master’s degree or third autumn of bachelor’s degree, he or she will be reimbursed for the tuition fee of the spring term. In such a case the 300€ for administrative costs will not be withheld. A student in such a situation should contact the Student Services at email@example.com as soon as possible.