Study In Finland

Higher Study in Finland

Study in Finland

Finnish higher education institutions are small enough to operate functionally and effectively. They are all internationally oriented with special regional features, and you can choose between very different study environments ranging from larger urban campuses to close-to-nature campuses.

Higher education institutions are highly autonomous, but largely funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Therefore the Ministry also closely oversees the quality of teaching.

Finland is a global leader in information technology and also enjoys gender equality and low levels of corruption. We have one of the most advanced education systems in the world, and as a result of our innovative mindset and investing in education we are blessed with high standard of living and quality of life.

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Industries & Research

Scientific research in Finland is concentrated in universities and state-funded specialized research institutions. The task of universities is to promote freedom of scientific research. Universities and research institutes Endeavour to attain a level of science which is also high in international terms.

Finland has a highly industrialized, mixed economy with a per capita output equal to that of other western economies such as France, Germany, Sweden or the United Kingdom. The largest sector of the economy is services at 65.7 percent, followed by manufacturing and refining at 31.4 percent.

Notable companies in Finland include Nokia, the market leader in mobile telephony; Stora Enso, the largest paper manufacturer in the world; Neste Oil, an oil refining and marketing company; Aker Finnyards, the manufacturer of the world’s largest cruise ships (such as Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas); KONE, a manufacturer of elevators and escalators; and Finnair, the largest Helsinki-Vantaa based international airline. Though foreign investment is as not high as some other European countries, the largest foreign-headquartered companies included names such as ABB, Tellabs, Carlsberg, and Siemens.

Life style

According to common beliefs and surveys, Finns are among the most polite, friendly and helpful people in Europe, although they are a little bit more introverted. Finns are very active people, both in production and consumption of everything that their country has to offer. People are known to be eager readers, a fact that probably explains the fact that they have many libraries, well stocked with foreign and local books and journals.

The way of life in Finland is relaxed and easy going. Finns are straight forward people – they will say what they mean. Unlike many western cultures, Finns do not experience any form of awkwardness if there is a silence during conversation. A Finn will not talk while someone else is speaking. He or she will only respond after the other person has had their say.

The Degrees are

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Master’s Degree
  3. Doctoral Degree

Semester Offer

  1. Autumn semester: August to December
  2. Spring semester: January to July


Requirements for Bachelor’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. At least 12 years of education (HSC equivalent).
  3. Language Proficiency
  4. In most cases, students must have good working knowledge of Finnish or Swedish.
  5. For admission in English-taught universities, applicants should have IELTS band score of 5.5 to 6.0 or TOEFL CBT score 173 to 213 or TOEFL iBT score 61 to 80.
  6. CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/Proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C
  7. Course Length
  8. Bachelor’s Degree: Takes 3 to 4 years of full time study

Requirements for Master’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. At least 16 years of education.
  3. Language Proficiency
  4. In most cases, students must have good working knowledge of Finnish or Swedish.
  5. For admission in English-taught universities, applicants should have IELTS band score of 5.5 to 6.0 or TOEFL CBT score 173 to 213 or TOEFL iBT score 61 to 80.
  6. CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/Proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C.
  7. PhD is taught in English.
  8. Course Length
  9. Master’s Degree: Approx. 2 years of full time study
  10. PhD Degree: Takes approx. 4 years of full time study


Subjects for Bachelor’s & Master’s Program

History, Archaeology, Comparative Religion, Cultural Anthropology, European Ethnology, Folkloristic, Life Philosophy, Museology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Finnish Literature, Media Studies, Musicology, Women’s Studies, Estonian Language and Culture, Finnish Language, Finnish Language and Culture (for foreigners), Finno-Ugric Languages, General Linguistics, Hungarian Language and Culture, Logopedics, Phonetics, English Translation Studies, North American Studies, Classical Languages and Culture, French Studies, French Translation Studies, Italian Studies, Romanian Language and Culture, Spanish Studies, Spanish Translation Studies, German Philology, German Translation Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Languages, Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics and Physiology, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis, Development Studies, Geology and Mineralogy, Quarternary Geology, Computer Science, Electronics Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Industrial Physics, Materials Science, Optics and Spectroscopy, Space Research, Theoretical Physics, Wihuri Physical Laboratory, Anatomy, Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Physics and Chemistry, Medical Genetics, Phytoestrogen Research Group, Medtekki, Electron Microscopy, Bacteriology and Serology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Virology, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Biostatistics, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Child Psychiatry, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical Physiology, Clinical Positron Emission Tomography (Turku PET Center), Dermatology and Venereal Diseases Diagnostic Radiology, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Juvenile Psychiatry, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology and Radiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Public Health, Pulmonary Diseases and Clinical Allergology, Surgery, Cariology, Oral Development and Orthodontics, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science, Public Health Dentistry, Stomatognathic Physiology, Nursing Science, Law, Philosophy, Research Unit for the Sociology of Education, Contemporary History, The Research Project on the Finnish Parliament, Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Centre for Learning Research (CLR), Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Institutions and Social Mechanisms (IASM), BBA, MBA, Education etc.


  1. Tuition Fees in $US

Normally there is no tuition fees in Finland


  1. Living & Other Expense in $US
  2. Student have to pay for food, housing, clothes, social life & incidental cost approx. $400 per month.
  3. Health Service
  4. Health services for university students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).
  5. Student health service cost is $25 to $75 per academic year.
  6. Accommodation
  7. Students are usually accommodated in a flat with a private room and a kitchen and toilet facilities shared with 2 to 3 other students.
  8. The rent per month ranges from $110 to $200 for a room in a shared flat.

How to Apply to The University

  1. Check with the departments to see if there is a closing date for your application.
  2. You should write directly to the Institution’s Admission Office for detailed application information and forms.
  3. Some universities have an on-line application facility, and you find information about it from the university websites.
  4. Admissions office will inform you about the documentation, translation, and visa requirements.
  5. You should start at least one year in advance to compile the necessary information and documentation.
  6. The decision of the institution is usually announced within approximately six to eight months of the application deadline.

Supporting Documents

  1. Official English version of all educational documents including marks sheets.
  2. Your school/college leaving certificate.
  3. English version of your all educational documents including mark sheet.
  4. The test score of a language test you have taken
  5. Motivation letter
  6. Passport photo
  7. Copy of your passport
  8. Reference letter
  9. Please note that all copies must be certified by a public notary


Other Information

  1. Working in Finland:
  2. University students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.
  3. If you do not know Finnish, Norwegian, Russian or Swedish it can be very difficult to find a job.
  4. Credit Transfer Facility
  5. Students may apply for credit transfer program at undergraduate or postgraduate level in Finland.
  6. The maximum amount of credit that may be granted normally is not greater than 50% of the course.
  7. Most of the universities consider minimum “B” grade for acceptance.


You have to submit the following documentsto your target university:

  1. Your application form for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program
  2. Official copies of your academic transcript
  3. Also include an official letter from head of the school/department of your university, from where you have already completed the courses.
  4. Detailed course outlines (Official Copy) including subject descriptions, methods of teaching and assessment, reading lists, number of hours of teaching etc.
  5. The academic level you are studying (e.g. First Year, Second Year etc.)
  6. How many credits you have completed
  7. An explanation of the grading system used at your institution.
  8. Information on the total units of study requirement ( i.e. how many credits are required) for the completion of the degree.
  9. Scholarships
  10. There is a huge number of scholarship available on the International Scholarship Database of VarsityAdmission.COM site
  11. Authorities to Contact for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic
  12. Information of scholarship in Finland