Finland is situated in northern Europe. It borders Russia in the east, the Gulf of Finland in the south, the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden in the west and Norway in the north. The capital is Helsinki. The population of the country is 5.3 million. The official languages are Finnish and Swedish with 94% of the population speaking Finnish and 6% Swedish. Finland is a welfare state with the aim of securing for its inhabitants equal opportunities for a good life and for the most efficient use of its resources as possible. The geopolitical location between West and East has always been reflected in the country's events and goings on. With this combination of western and eastern influences, Finnish culture has developed into something strong and highly individual.

Finland's world-leading higher education system offers English-taught Bachelor's & Master's degree programmes in 13 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences. Finnish higher education institutions offer over 400 different study programmes and 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.


  1. Good effective education systems.
  2. Variety of programmes taught in English based on Finnish know how.
  3. Study programme with close collaboration with Industry & Business.
  4. Offers excellent opportunities for innovations.
  5. Provides support to Finnish education Export companies, Universities, Universities of applied science & other education providers.
  6. Coordinate by Finnish National Agency for education.
  7. One of the healthiest eco systems of the world. (Environmental performance index 2016)

Top Universities in Finland

Finland has some of the best and most prestigious universities in the world. Since you have so many to choose from,

Top 5 Public Universities in Finland

  • University of Helsinki
  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Top 5 Private Universities in Finland

  • Helsinki School of Business
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

List of Universities in Finland

Finland Education & Living Costs

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students in Danish education institutions

  • Average tuition fees for UG / PG Programme-taught: 10,000 – 16,000 EUR/year (approx)
  • On average the Living expenses 160- 380 EUR (Shared Apartments) & Single Apartment cost more.
  • Transportation - A public transportation pass for students is between 35 and 50 EUR/month, depending on the city
  • Food Expenses- around 260 EUR/month.

Scholarships to study in Finland

  • Major Intake: August / September
  • Minor Intake: January / February

Finnish higher education institutions offer a range of scholarship options for those non-EU/EEA students who are required to pay tuition fees. The kinds of scholarship available and any tuition fees you are expected to cover will depend on the institution and the degree programme in question. You usually apply for the scholarship at the same time when you apply for admission.

Documentation for Application, Offer letter & study visa

  • C.V
  • SOP
  • 2 LOR (required)
  • Qualification Documents:-
    1. Class 10th & 12th for UG programme
    2. Class 10th, 12th & UG marks sheets for PG programme
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
  • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
  • Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
  • Passport copies of front & back page.
  • Draft for application fees, if applicable.

Note:: The documents required for individual universities and individual courses in Finland may vary.

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