Why study in Finland?

Finland has a unique quality that makes it an excellent study destination for foreign students. And it’s not as if learning in Santa’s homeland were anything to be proud of. We won’t leave you hanging any longer – the high-quality tuition, intellectual independence, and student-centered support programs are what we’re talking about.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, Finland is often ranked as one of the most innovative countries in terms of higher education and training programs. And with such a prestigious reputation, it’s difficult not to be interested in learning more about pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in this Nordic region.

Finland is a human-scaled, cozy country, with cities and towns designed for people, not just cars. 

Over 400 Study Programmes in English

Finnish institutions provide numerous English-speaking degree programs. Ranging from short courses as a part of an exchange program or full degrees, you can find many study opportunities across all fields of education.

Quality in research and education

Our national policy underlines excellence on all levels of education, and Finnish institutions place great value on quality research and innovation. Most students in Finland consider higher education degrees a necessary step for establishing a solid foundation for their future careers. Thanks to their basic education and national entrance exams, Finnish students are highly motivated to study. Unlike in most countries, students also have a real influence on the quality of education. There is legislation in place that allows them exceptional influence in developing their institutions and studies together with their teachers.

Excellent facilities for work and fun

Studying at one of the higher education institutions in Finland comes with many perks. Well-equipped libraries offer comfortable spaces for productive study hours. In Finland, all students have the right to use the institution’s libraries freely with a library card. As well as well-stocked libraries, all higher education institutions provide their students free access to the internet. Also, municipal library services are open to all, and the basic services are normally free of charge. Cafés and common areas are busy social hubs where friends meet during study breaks. Various student clubs and organizations offer activities and outings for many different areas of interest. Sports facilities are widely available and used by international and local students alike.

Well-organized country

A solid infrastructure allows all of the public and private services to function smoothly. All registered persons living in Finland can rely on any of these services such as transportation, public, and student healthcare, police, and rescue services. Assistance with any of these services is always available and the opinions of the residents are valued. Our banking services are among the best in the world: advanced, innovative, and easy to use.

How to apply to a Finnish university?

The university application process in Finland is straightforward, so you won’t get lost in a paper trail. Applications for a Bachelor’s program typically require:

  • Copy of your high school diploma or International Baccalaureate certificate
  • An admission exam or SAT subject test
  • High school grades transcript
  • Minimum English language test results

The coolest thing about applying for a degree in Finland is that you can have a joint application. This means you fill in a form with up to six preferred study programs and only submit one application. Based on the scores of your application, you will be assigned to one of the programs. In other words, you have more chances of studying in Finland with less effort.

Plus, many Finnish universities have no application fee. Hurray!

As the Finnish academic year is generally divided into two semesters, you also benefit from two university admission sessions:

  • For the Fall semester: 2 weeks in January and two weeks in March
  • For the Spring semester: the first weeks of September

If you are accepted, you will receive an official letter of admission. Afterward, follow the steps to confirm your spot.