Finland’s world-leading higher education system offers more than 500 English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS). The universities also offer English-taught doctoral degree options. Finnish higher education institutions have over 20 000 international students studying in several locations around Finland.
All universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students.
- Based on Study Progress- Any student completed 55 ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters in Bachelor’s degree will be offered a scholarship 20% value of the tuition fee from 2nd year onwards. Any student completed 27.5 ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters in Master’s degree will be offered a scholarship 20% value of the tuition fee from 2nd year onwards.
- Early Bird Discount Applications open for two weeks each September, studies begin in January
An applicant who accepts the offered study place within 14 days, and pays the tuition fee for the first semester within 30 days of receiving the acceptance letter, will receive the Early Bird Discount. The early bird discount is 50 % of the tuition fee for the first semester.
You must have sufficient financial resources
You must have sufficient means for living in Finland during the entire period of validity of your residence permit. You must have at least EUR 560 at your disposal every month to be able to pay for your accommodation, food and other needs. For a two-year stay, you must have EUR 13,440 at your disposal. If your educational institution will support your living in Finland, you are required to have fewer funds of your own. Read more about students’ means of support
You are allowed work in Finland
The residence permit for studies enables you to work without restrictions if your work is related to your degree. This means practical training and thesis work. You also have a right to have other jobs but the following restrictions apply:
- You may only work for an average of 25 hours per week during the academic terms.
- The number of working hours is not restricted on a weekly level. This means that you can adjust your weekly working hours during the academic term, as long as you work for 25 hours a week on average.
- You can work without restrictions at the times when your educational institution offers no instruction.