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
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.