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Study in Finland for International Students

Updated: Aug 31

FINLAND - As per the World Happiness Report 2020 - For the third year in a row, Finland has placed at the top of the list as the happiest country in the world, with Denmark at the second position and Switzerland at third, which pushed Norway out of the top three list this year.


Study Abroad Facts:


Population – 5.503 million.

National Language – Finnish and Swedish.

Capital – Helsinki.

Largest 3 cities – Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere.

Finnish Universities - Ranked among the top 3 percent globally. 

Work Rule for International Students – 25 hours a week. Wages = 2,500 Euros/month. Economy – 48th Rank.

Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 5,000 – 20,000 Euros per year

Living Expenses - 1000 Euros per month. International Students Statistics - 20,000+ students. Academic Year - September & May.

Residence Permit/Post Study Work Permit - One Year. The company can sponsor the visa as per the requirements. After 4 years of continuous stay in Finland, one can apply for Permanent Residency.


Universities in Finland:


1. AALTO University

2. ARCADA University of Applied Sciences

3. DIACONIA University of Applied Sciences

4. HAAGA – HELIA University of Applied Sciences

5. HANKEN School of Economics

6. HAME University of Applied Sciences

7. JAMK University of Applied Sciences

8. KAJAANI University of Applied Sciences

9. LAB University of Applied Sciences

10. LUT University

11. LAPLAND University of Applied Sciences

12. LAUREA University of Applied Sciences

13. METROPOLIA University of Applied Sciences

14. NOVIA University of Applied Sciences

15. OULU University of Applied Sciences

16. SATAKUNTA University of Applied Sciences

17. SAVONIA University of Applied Sciences

18. SEINAJOKI University of Applied Sciences

19. SOUTH – EASTERN Finland University of Applied Sciences

20. TAMK University of Applied Sciences

21. TAMPERE University

22. TURKU University of Applied Sciences

23. University of Eastern Finland

24. University of Helsinki

25. University of Jyvaskyla

26. University of LAPLAND

27. University of OULU.

28. University of TURKU

29. University of VAASA

30. University of the Arts Helsinki

31. VAASA University of Applied Sciences

32. ABO AKADEMI University


High Demand Popular Courses in Finland:

  • IT, ICT and gaming

  • Software engineering, computer science, AI, Robotics, Big data, cloud computing

  • Chemical industry (Chemicals account for Finland’s second-largest industry sector)

  • Chemical engineers

  • Bioeconomy

  • Biorefinery, biochemistry, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, etc.

  • Health sector

  • Medical practitioners, health ICT, medical data analytics, AI

  • Construction/Infrastructure

  • Construction engineers, Electrical engineers, and other engineers.

  • Tourism

  • Hospitality Management, Business Development

Major Universities Statistics:


1. AALTO University

2. Tampere University

3. University of Helsinki

4. University of Turku


Scholarships in Finland for International Students:


1. University of Helsinki Scholarships for International Students

2. University of Tampere Scholarships for International Students

3. University of OULU Masters Scholarships for International Students

4. Protein Science International Masters Scholarships at University of OULU, Finland

5. AALTO University Scholarship

6. UNU – WIDER Visiting Ph.D. Fellowship for International Researchers

7. Finland Government Scholarships for International Students

8. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Scholarships

9. HANKEN Scholarship Scheme


Major Companies in Finland:

Top Salaries in Finland - By Companies:








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