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Finland is renowned for being one of the best countries when it comes to education. It has a diverse and interesting culture, which prioritises high quality education. Finland has the highest rate of students choosing to go into higher education in the world, and its unusual education system has been used as a model around the world.

Why choose Finland as an international student

All teachers in Finland are required to have a Master’s degree, and teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates. This illustrates how seriously the Finnish take education. Seven of the country’s universities are listed within the top 500 of the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

The Finnish higher education system is one of the most successful in the world. It welcomes more than 23,000 international students choosing Finland in 2017. With strong connections to the rest of Europe, Finland is the perfect destinations for international students. This gives you a chance to explore new countries and cultures whilst studying.

There are several interesting cities around Finland, including Helsinki and Tampere.

International students are required to obtain a student visa or residence permit to study in Finland. For more information about this, see our Finland Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Finland

Robotics MSc

University of Vaasa Finland

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International Business (IB) - Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor Degree

SAMK Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Finland

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Energy Engineering MEng

Savonia University of Applied Sciences Finland

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Master's Degree Programme in Public Health MSc

University of Eastern Finland Finland

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Master's Degree programme in Gender Studies MA, MSocSc

University of Turku Finland

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Game Development Summer Course

Turku University of Applied Sciences Finland

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More information about Finland

Capital City Helsinki
Currency EUR, Euro
Language(s) Finnish, Swedish
Universities on StudyLink 12 universities
Major Student Cities Tampere

Language Requirements

Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. It is quite common however, for locals to be able to communicate in English. You should make the most of being in a new country though, and make an effort to pick up some Finnish when talking to locals. This is a skill that will look fantastic on your CV!

It is very likely that your course will be offered in English. If this is the case then you will have to provide evidence of your English language skills, but this mainly applies only to students who are not native English speakers. To find out the language requirements for your specific course, contact your chosen institution, or check their website.

If you wish to study in Finnish, you will need to provide evidence of your Finnish language skills. You should be relatively fluent in the language, and be considered between intermediate and advanced on accepted language proficiency tests.

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