Finland’s world-leading higher education system offers more than 500 English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS). The universities also offer English-taught doctoral degree options. Finnish higher education institutions have over 20 000 international students studying in several locations around Finland.

All universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students.

Why Study in Finland?

Finnish education system adopts a multi-disciplinary approach of combining self-studies with problem solving and well-rounded learning experience. Study in universities if research is your prime focus or enroll in universities of applied sciences for programs with more professional approach. High-tech laboratories, well-stock libraries, high-level infrastructure and technology along with top quality teaching that is accessible to all – Finnish universities impart necessary transferable skills to their students to prepare them for the academia and industry. There are good scholarship opportunities for international students with each university or university of applied sciences (UAS) having their own scholarship system.

Quick facts

  • 7 universities among top 500 in the world (QS World Rankings 2023)
  • Post Study Work Visa up to 1 Year
  • Helsinki – among the most popular student cities
  • Finland hosts over 20,000 international students
  • 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS) to choose from
  • 500 English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes
  • Affordable Tuition Fees
  • Pathways to Permanent Residency.

Cost of Education in Finland

Types of ExpensesAnnual Expenses in €
Tuition Fees for one-year (Indicative)10000
Living and Accommodation (Indicative)8400
Airfare to Finland (Indicative)570
Visa Fees450
Total Expenses19420

Careers & Industry Insights

Finland has a highly industrialized economy with services being the largest sector followed by manufacturing and refining. Electronics, Machinery, Automobiles, Forest & Energy are some of the largest industries in Finland. Career prospects are bright in the areas of Software Engineering, Nursing, Early Childhood Teaching, Accounting, Medicine & Law. Finland is a member of The United Nations, The Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization. Finland is also a top performer in many metrics of performance such as education, economic competitiveness, quality of life and human development.