Fact

 

  • Country name : Finland
  • Provinces: Southern Finland, Western Finland, Eastern Finland, Oulu
  • Form of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  • Capital : Helsinki
  • Largest City : Helsinki with the population of 558,457
  • Population : 5.503 Million (2017)
  • Language : Finnish, Swedish, Saami, Inari
  • Currency : Euros
  • Religion : Mainly Christian
  • Land Area: 338440 Square Kilometer
  • Popular sports : Ice hockey and Formula one
  • Country code : +358
  • EU Member Country since – 1 Jan 1995
  • National day: 6 December, declaration of independence from Russia in 1917

Study Reason

The Republic of Finland is a Nordic Nation located in Northern Europe, 8th largest country in the continent, is one of the most beautiful country with diverse and historic culture, beautiful architecture, charming way of life, Safe, Clean and with the world renowned education system with top ranking institutions, International students in Finland truly have an exceptional educational experience. Apart from these what makes education in Finland special?

  • Stunning landscape
  • Vibrant International Community
  • Diverse and historic culture
  • World class education system
  • Safety
  • Almost everybody speaks English even though Finnish and Swedish are the countries official languages
  • Modern research university
  • Ideal location and well connected by transport with other European countries

Education System

Courses and University

Students can choose pretty much all type of courses from their interest field from popular universities in Finland. These are the most popular course selected by International students in 2018

 

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Nursing
  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • International Business
  • Health care / social service
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Marine technology
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Arts and Sociology
  • Law

 

Some of Top universities in Finland:

 

  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Tampere
  • Abo Akademi University
  • University of Oulu
  • Tempare University of Technology
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Turku
  • Aalto University

Eligibility Test

If English is not your first language then you need to produce your English Proficiency level.  Mostly TOELF and IELTS are commonly accepted in Finish University. Require scores generally depends upon the level of degree, program and university. Some of the educational institute might have English Proficiency test exemption rules which we can verify those detail once you choose your program and institute.

Generally:

Test

Undergraduate / Bachelor Degree

Post Graduate / Master Degree

TOEFL

Min IBT Score -80, Individual Score 16

Min IBT Score – 92, Individual Score 20

IELTS

Min Overall band – 6.0, Individual 5.5

Min Overall band – 6.5, Individual 6.0

PTE

Min overall score 54, Individual 46

Min overall score 62, Individual score 54

 

Cost Of Living

Students from EU/EEA country including Switzerland, or permanent residence within the EU/EEA as well as exchange students and PHD students do not pay tuition fees to study In Finland. Since 2017 Students outside of EU/EEA and want to study in bachelor or masters degree, have to pay tuition fees. Depending upon the institute, location and program tuition fees will range between 5k to 15k Euros per annum.

 

Accommodation in Finland can be arranged through University or student housing. Students can also rent private property themselves which can be bit expensive. Depending on the area you that you will live in, it can cost between 500 to 1000 Euros per month. Helsinki is the most expensive city however Lapperant, Pori and Tampere are mostly affordable.

 

Food, transport and other expenses vary between the cities but generally 200-300 Euros for food, 30-50 Euros for Transport and around 100 Euro for entertainment and social activities are standard cost.

 

These are the general information only. If you require bit more precise information please contact one of our expert councilors.

Application And Visa Process

Like any other overseas destination for studies, first step is to be accepted by one of the educational institute. For this we will assist you to choose the right program and right Finnish university. Just bear in mind there are two types of Institute in Finland.

  • University of Applied Science (UAS)- Train professionals according to job market
  • Universities – Conduct scientific research and post graduate education

Once the university accepts your application, you will receive an official “Letter Of Admission” from the university then application for Student Visa will commence.

To be able to apply for Finland Student Visa following documents are mandatory

  • Official Letter of Acceptance issued by your education institute
  • Passport
  • Completed visa application form
  • Proof of financial capability to cover study and living expenses
  • Health and medical insurance
  • Police clearance

Career Prospects

For non EU student with study permit they can work an average of 25 hour during the study term. Good thing is that the number of hours is not restricted on a weekly basis. There are no such barriers during school break that means students can get much working experience before they graduate.

 

In recent years there are labor shortages in many industries in Finland especially in health care, service industry, programming, and engineering. However even though English is popular language but many jobs require Finish or Swedish language. Therefore leaning these languages certainly increases your change of landing into job market.

 

After graduation students can apply for one year residence permit to find a job. Once you get a job you can apply for work based residence permit. Then you can be granted a permanent residence when you stay in Finland for 4 years with full time work.

 

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