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To promote academic excellence and expand the diversity of the student community at RSU, the Tuition Fee Regulation sets out the following tuition fee categories for students of the International Student Department:

1. Academic excellence 
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
25 % of the semester fee30 studentsHighest average grade in the previous semesters, minimum average grade: 8.5003rd to 6th year students

1.1. The average grade is evaluated based on the final grade (three decimal places) of all previously acquired study courses, excluding elective courses;

1.2. Should there be students with equal average grade, the discount recipient is determined by drawing lots;

1.3. The discount is awarded for the current semester, but the calculation applies to the tuition fee of the last finished semester;

1.4. Each student can apply for this category for an unlimited number of semesters.

2. Social support
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
10 % of the semester fee5 studentsSupporting documents substantiating the necessity for financial support2nd to 6th year students

2.1. The Commission is entitled to specify or add additional requirements;

2.2. The discount is awarded for the current semester, but the calculation applies to the tuition fee of the last finished semester;

2.3. Each student can apply for this category for an unlimited number of semesters.

3. Family members
DiscountNo. of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
5 % of the semester feeunlimited

Discount for international students – immediate family members

2nd to 6th year students

3.1. The discount is awarded for each family member (i.e., student's spouse, parents, children, brothers and sisters studying at RSU);

3.2. The Commission is entitled to specify or add additional requirements;

3.3. According to the financial capabilities, the Commission is entitled to limit the number of recipients of the award;

3.4. The discount is awarded for the current semester, but the calculation applies to the tuition fee of the last finished semester;

3.5. Each student can apply for this category for an unlimited number of semesters.

3. RSU recognition enhancement
DiscountNo. of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
5 % of the semester fee7 studentsDiscount for the participation in the public life of RSU and events promoting the recognition of RSU1st year 2nd semester to 6th year students

4.1.The Commission is entitled to specify or add additional requirements;

4.2. The discount is awarded for the current semester, but the calculation applies to the tuition fee of the last finished semester;

4.3. Each student can apply for this category for an unlimited number of semesters.

4. Study programme “Pharmacy”
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
20 % of the first study year fee1First applicant to finish full admissions process, when starting studies at RSU2nd year 3rd semester students

4.1. A one-time discount, awarded only during 2nd year 3rd semester, after successful and uninterrupted completion of the 1st study year;

4.2. The discount is awarded for the 1st study year and the calculation applies to the Tuition fee of the 1st study year;

4.3. The data of the first students to complete the full admissions process will be provided by the Admissions Office and reported to the Tuition Fee Committee for evaluation.

5. Study programme “Physiotherapy”
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
20 % of the first study year fee1First applicant to finish full admissions process, when starting studies at RSU2nd year 3rd semester students

5.1. A one-time discount, awarded only during 2nd year 3rd semester, after successful and uninterrupted completion of the 1st study year;

5.2. The discount is awarded for the 1st study year and the calculation applies to the Tuition fee of the 1st study year;

5.3. The data of the first students to complete the full admissions process will be provided by the Admissions Office and reported to the Tuition Fee Committee for evaluation.

6. Study programme “Nursing”
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
20 % of the first study year fee1First applicant to finish full admissions process, when starting studies at RSU2nd year 3rd semester students

6.1. A one-time discount, awarded only during 2nd year 3rd semester, after successful and uninterrupted completion of the 1st study year;

6.2. The discount is awarded for the 1st study year and the calculation applies to the Tuition fee of the 1st study year;

6.3. The data of the first students to complete the full admissions process will be provided by the Admissions Office and reported to the Tuition Fee Committee for evaluation.

7. Study programme “Occupational Therapy”
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
20 % of the first study year fee1First applicant to complete the full admissions process, when starting studies at RSU2nd year 3rd semester students

7.1. A one-time discount, awarded only during 2nd year 3rd semester, after successful and uninterrupted completion of the 1st study year;

7.2. The discount is awarded for the 1st study year and the calculation applies to the Tuition fee of the 1st study year;

7.3. The data of the first students to complete the full admissions process will be provided by the Admissions Office and reported to the Tuition Fee Committee for evaluation.

8. Admissions discount
DiscountNo.of recipientsMain criteriaApplicants
10 % of the first study year fee20First 20 applicants from countries rated as low or lower-middle income countries (economy) based on World Bank data to complete the full admissions process, when starting studies at RSU2nd year 3rd semester students

8.1. A one-time discount, awarded only during 2nd year 3rd semester, after successful and uninterrupted completion of the 1st study year;

8.2. The discount is awarded for the 1st study year and the calculation applies to the Tuition fee of the 1st study year;

8.3. Only students who are citizens of a country which, at the time of application period for the Tuition fee discount, is rated as a low or lower-middle income country (economy) based on World Bank data in “Country and Lending Groups”. Thus, we are expanding the maximum possible number of eligible countries from 3 to 83 (the list of countries might change over time and the list will be reviewed during each evaluation period);

8.4. The discount is only applied if the student has undergone the admissions process as a citizen of the respective country stated on the respective list prepared by the World Bank. This mostly refers to cases of dual or multiple citizenships;

8.5. The data of the first students to complete the full admissions process will be provided by the Admissions Office and reported to the Tuition Fee Committee for evaluation;

8.6. Should a student have already received a regional Tuition fee discount for Indian, Sri Lankan, Chinese citizens (in force until Spring semester 2017), these students cannot qualify for the new Admissions discount, due to the fact that the first study year has already been discounted.

In order to have your application reviewed, there are some general rules to be considered for the Tuition fee discount:

  • Applications for Tuition fee discounts are only accepted when submitted during the application period – announced every semester on Universum;
  • Applications are only considered when submitted with an official application form (with supporting documents – if required) and registered at Student Services (K-100);
  • Tuition fee discounts are available only to students of the International Student Department and Study programmes “Medicine”, “Dentistry”, “Pharmacy”, “Physiotherapy”, “Nursing” and “Occupational Therapy”;
  • Students who are retaking any failed subjects cannot apply for Tuition fee discounts;
  • Students who have Tuition fee debts do not qualify for Tuition fee discounts;
  • The Tuition fee discount is only applied to tuition fees paid for regular studies (fees paid for Open University or other services are not included);
  • The submitted applications for Tuition fee discounts are evaluated by the Tuition Fee Committee;
  • If the supporting document is not available in English, the student should provide an English translation of the document, for the Committee to understand its contents;
  • Should the student apply for more than one category and satisfy the requirements for all of the applied categories, the student can choose the discount for one category only.

Application period for Tuition fee discounts takes place every semester, during the second month of each semester (exact dates and application procedure are published in the Student portal shortly before the application period).

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