Billing Units and Pricing

The use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services is free of charge under certain conditions.

Free-of-charge use

If you are a researcher, teacher, or learner from a Finnish organisation, it is likely that you can use CSC's computing, cloud and storage services for free. Users from Finnish higher education institutions and state research institutes can use our services for free for academic research, education and training.  Also, your partners (for example, private companies) can use our services for free when collaborating with you. Read more about the free-of-charge use of our services.

Paid use

When the conditions for free-of-charge use are not met, you can use CSC's services by purchasing them. Your affiliation with educational organizations or private companies does not impact that. To purchase our services and expert support, please contact CSC's service desk at

If you are unsure whether you can use CSC's services free-of-charge, please contact our service desk as well.

Billing units

The use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services is based on billing units (BUs). BUs are used to allocate resources, monitor their use, and to charge users who purchase our services.

A billing unit is defined individually for each of our services. To estimate your billing unit consumption and costs in euros, refer to our billing unit and pricing calculator. Please note that you will not be charged if your use case falls within the free-of-charge use.

Billing models

To find out what a billing unit stands for when using a particular service, take a look at its billing model.

CSC's computing base package

Our base package includes everything you need to get started with CSC's services. It is also the minimum amount of billing units that you can purchase. This package can be used for computing, cloud and related storage resources, unless agreed otherwise. The base package is charged once per project.

The base package includes:

  • 20 000 billing units
  • 4 user accounts
  • Support from our experts via the service desk (

Price for the base package is 1190 EUR (VAT 0 %).

Additional resources and consulting services

If you need more resources than the base package offers, you can purchase them separately. Please note that VAT is not included in the prices.

  • 420 EUR per additional 20 000 BUs
  • 30 EUR per additional user account

Consulting will be billed according to your contract with CSC.


Billing unit and price calculator