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Finland

Higher education in Finland

  • 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

Quick facts

  • 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

Overview

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.

Häme University of Applied Science (HAMK)

Business Administration in International Business
 Business Administration in Computer Applications
 Natural Resources in Smart Organic Farm
 Engineering in Electrical and Automation Engineering
 Engineering in Construction Engineering
Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
 Engineering in Bioeconomy Engineering
 Culture and Arts in Smart and Sustainable Design
Valkeakoski
Hämeenlinna
Mustiala
Valkeakoski
Hämeenlinna
Riihimäki
Forssa
Hämeenlinna
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Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS)

Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Salo

January  

September
4 years

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Business Administration in International Business
 Engineering in Automation Engineering
September
September
3.5 years
4 years

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business 
Bachelor of Sport Studies in Sports and Leisure Management 
Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Tourism 
Bachelor of Business Administration in Esports Business

 

Kajaani
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Kajaani
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LUT University - ROLLING

Master Program

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.) in Business Analytics
M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.) in International Business and Entrepreneurship
M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.) in International Marketing Management
M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.) in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics
M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.) in Supply Management
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Biorefineries (distant learning) 
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Chemical Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Water Technology
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Business Analytics
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Technical Physics 
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Business Analytics
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Technical Physics 
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Electrical Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Energy Conversion
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Nuclear Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Bioenergy Systems
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Sustainability Science and Solutions
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Circular Economy
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Global Management of Innovation and Technology
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Industrial Design Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation
M.Sc. (Tech.) in Software Product Management and Business
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