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Finland mulls full tuition fee for international students in major policy revision

08:44 PM | 20 May, 2024
Finland mulls full tuition fee for international students in major policy revision

HELSINKI - The government of Finland is exploring the possibility of charging full tuition fees to those international students who are from the non-European Union, non-European Economic Area.  

In light of this, the Finnish government has put forward a proposal to revise the Universities Act and the Universities of Applied Sciences Act. The aim is to alter the fee structure for university students originating from non-EU/EEA nations enrolled in programs conducted in languages other than Finnish or Swedish.

The government is of the viewpoint that students from non-EU/EEA countries should be asked to pay the full tuition fee that should cover the cost of providing education and training.

Commenting on the proposal, the Minister of Science and Culture of Finland, Sari Multala said that the country aims to encourage foreigners who study in Finland to remain in the country after finishing their studies. 

Besides, the authorities in the country also want to introduce some other changes for non-EU/EEA students.

In its proposal, the government highlighted that it seeks to make it mandatory for students who have entered Finland based on a residence permit to pay their tuition fees even if they change their study permit with a work permit, Schengenvisainfo reported.

Moreover, the government also wants to introduce an application fee for students from non-EU/EEA countries to reduce the number of low-quality applications. 

This fee filter will ease the administrative burden of higher education institutions which receive a large number of applications from applicants who are not competent enough to study in such institutions

Though official announcements are still awaited, the government emphasizes that some exemptions will apply as those who hold temporary protection in the country will not pay full tuition fees.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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