Finland

For the essential information about studying in Finland and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Finland website.

  • Population: 5,487,308 (2016)
  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Geographical size: 338,435 km2
  • GDP: € 214,062 billion (2016)
  • Official EU language(s): Finnish, Swedish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Student visas and immigration
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Number of higher education institutions: 39
  • Number of students in higher education: 308,900 (2012, Euromonitor International from national statistics/UNESCO)
  • Number of international students in higher education: 17,582 (2012, UNESCO)
  • Language of instruction: Most higher education programmes in Finland are taught in Finnish or Swedish language, but you will find many taught in English too.
  • Typical tuition fees: Currently the annual tuition fees vary approximately between 4 000-18 , depending on the programme. To check how much your annual tuition fee would be, you should turn to the university/UAS that offers the degree programme you wish to apply to.
  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Finland:
    • Bachelor's degree programme: 3-4 years
    • Master's degree programme: 2 years
    • Doctorate/PhD: 3-5 years
Finland is a leading education country where you can choose from over 400 different international Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes which are all fully taught in English.

Teaching in our universities is based on research and the institutions’ specific expertise. These high-quality study programmes combine in-depth research with the needs of your future working life.

At Finnish universities of applied sciences (UAS) Research & Development is the basis for teaching. Co-operation with local industries boosts learning outcomes as the education is shaped to answer the needs and expectations of both industry and commerce.

For the essential information about studying in Finland and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Finland website.