About UEF

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) — public non-profit university. It is located in Kuopio, Finland. It is a modern higher education institution, established in 2010. UEF is working closely with European University Association (EUA).

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution is among the top-560 in the world.

UEF does research in different fields of study and invites students to master and doctorate programs.

Kuopio, Finland
Establishment year
International students
Rating QS 2023

UEF tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at UEF is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At Finnish public universities, you can study for free in Finnish or Sweden. Your language level should be at least at a B2 level. Tuition fees for English programs start from 1,000 USD per year. The university provides tuition help to some students through scholarships. They are available to both local and international students. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
1,000 USD/year
MasterThere are free programs
4,602 USD/year
8,662 USD/year
DoctorateCitizens and foreigners

Master's degree in UEF

In order to enroll at UEF for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 90. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.


Doctorate degree in UEF

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6.5 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 92.


UEF campus

The campus of UEF is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs.

Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. The educational institution provides students with everything for playing sports: from athletic grounds to various clubs. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at UEF. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus Type
Sport Facilities

What to do after graduation

After graduation, you can stay in Finland for up to 4 years. To do this, a job seeker visa is needed. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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1,000 USD
from  8,665 USD
to  12,997 USD
187312Savonia University of Applied SciencesFinlandKuopio
1,000 USD
1,000 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
701University of HelsinkiFinlandHelsinki
14,080 USD
from  14,080 USD
to  19,495 USD
2622University of TurkuFinlandTurku
1,000 USD
from  8,665 USD
to  12,997 USD
2663Aalto UniversityFinlandEspoo
12,997 USD
from  9,206 USD
to  17,329 USD
3154University of OuluFinlandOulu
10,831 USD
from  10,831 USD
to  12,997 USD
3475University of JyväskyläFinlandJyvaskyla
1,625 USD
from  8,665 USD
to  12,997 USD