If you would love to experience all the benefits below, the answer is Yes!
- The best education system in the world that many countries have copied
- Exceptional learning where you will be globally competitive
- A vibrant city and gorgeous nature
- The cleanest and greenest country
- The healthiest and safest food
- The most pristine water in the world
- The cost of living is more affordable compared to Australia and Canada
- A safe and peaceful nation
- Earn eight to 12 EUR from part-time work while studying
- Easy post-visa application
- The best public transportation
- Get discounts from a Finnish student card
- Enjoy fun activities during school breaks
- Equal opportunities for men and women
Finland has more than 20 Universities of Applied Sciences and 13 research universities. The country offers more than 500 English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that guarantee to make you globally competitive and highly employable.
In 2022, 95% of students applying for a first residence permit received a position decision. Generally, the processing of visas takes 1 – 3 months, courtesy of the constantly improving efficiency and quality of digital solutions and automation in the Finnish Immigration Service.
Additionally, due to the updated law for international students, more global learners choose to study and work in Finland.
Let us help you with your goal of studying in Finland! Listed below is valuable information to jump-start your application!
Edunation’s Pathway to Finland helps you prepare for higher education and attain the skill level for admission to a Finnish university.
Upon completing Pathway to Finland, you qualify for degree studies at our partner universities!
We offer three study tracks specifically modified to provide the best preparation before your higher education studies. You may choose from the following:
- Engineering and technology
- Nursing and social services
Visit our Pathway to Finland page to learn more. If your qualifications match all the requirements, you may fill up the application form to start your higher education journey toward the happiest country in the world!
Generally, your TOR or copy of the final/ official secondary school certificate or vocational qualification is required for your application.
Bachelor’s degree applicants may be asked to take the Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT, especially for universities of Applied Sciences. The necessary score for admission varies on the study program and university.
Additionally, several educational programs require specific criteria in admissions. For master’s programs, universities may require a particular number of European Credit Transfer System or ECTS. Finnish universities may also ask for previous employment records or specific scores in Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT, or Graduate Record Examination or GRE.
Furthermore, universities in the country may ask for an interview, motivation letter, etc.
Visit our University Page to learn more about the required scores per Finnish university. You may also check their available programs that suit your educational goals.
You must submit a certificate demonstrating your current English level. Here are the acceptable English certificates:
- TOEFL IBT
- Duolingo English Test
- PTE Academic and Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Visit our English requirement page to learn more about the required score for each Finnish university and educational program.
You would not need to submit an English certificate if you studied in the following countries:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
The minimum requirement for a master’s and bachelor’s degree is 560 EUR per month or 6,750 EUR per year.
Your bank account must have at least 6,720 EUR when you apply for a residence permit visa. To help you with your finances, you may work 30 hours a week and earn eight to 12 EUR.
To learn more about this privilege, visit our How to find and apply for jobs in Finland page.
You may bring your spouse to the country. The spouse must have 700 EUR in their bank account per month or 8,400 per year to cover living expenses in Finland.
If you bring your kid (18 years old and below), they must have 500 EUR/month. Thus, the total financial capability for a couple with a kid is 1,760 EUR per month.