Do you dream of studying in Finland?

Goal: study for a master’s degree in Finland, step 1: Pathway to Master!


The Pathway to Master is an all-encompassing premaster program meticulously crafted to facilitate a seamless transition into master’s level studies in Finland. By enrolling in this program, you’ll unlock a host of benefits:

  • Enhanced English Proficiency: Develop the confidence to excel in academic settings, ensuring mastery of English for essays, presentations, and coursework throughout your master’s studies.
  • Insight into Finnish Professional Life: Acquire invaluable knowledge about Finnish working practices, business etiquette, networking, HR habits, and entrepreneurial possibilities. Equip yourself with essential tools for a smooth entry into the vibrant Finnish workforce.
  • Finnish Language Kickstart: Embark on your journey into learning Finnish, mastering the basics. This not only boosts your chances of integration into Finnish society upon arrival but also nurtures more meaningful connections.

Upon successfully completing your Pathway to Master studies, secure admission to your post-graduate studies at your chosen Finnish university, armed with the best tools to kickstart your dream career. Check our partner universities from the listing below.

Seize the opportunity to enhance your chances of realizing your master’s degree dreams and begin your life in Finland by enrolling in the Pathway to Master! Apply now!

For inquiries or to schedule a free counseling session, don’t hesitate to contact us at



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January & August

Semester dates

2024: 19.08-15.12.2024
2025: 20.01-18.05.2025



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How to apply?

Please read the instructions carefully before applying.

Applying to the Pathway to Master’s Finland program is fast and easy! We are here to assist you with every step of the application process. If you have questions throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

When applying to the Pathway to Master’s Finland program, you will also apply to one of our partner universities for a degree program. You will be admitted to your pre-selected degree program once you have successfully completed all pathway courses at the required level. The Pathway to Master’s Finland foundation program can also be completed as a stand-alone qualification.


  1. Before applying, read more about our pathway to master’s program on this page and/or book a counseling session. Select your desired progression university and study program.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the admission criteria and required documents.
  3. Prepare and scan all the necessary documents.
  4. Complete the application form and attach supporting documents. The application forms can be found on our APPLY NOW page.
  5. Pay the admin fee of 100 EUR.
  6. Submit the application!

Admission criteria and required documents vary depending on your chosen pathway program and progression course. Please note that all documents submitted must be in English, Finnish, or Swedish and notarized.

In the application form, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Copy of the final/official undergraduate degree qualification which gives eligibility for postgraduate degree studies in your own country.
  • Transcript of Records* and a grading scale in English if the scale is not indicated in the transcript. A minimum of 50 % GPA is required when applying to Edunation programs.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of your passport ID page
  • Resume: Minimum 2 years of post-bachelor’s degree work experience is required to apply for the Master’s Pathway program

Your master pathway studies

You can complete your studies online from your home country or join our Study Hub and complete a part of your studies in Finland! Choose the study method that suits you the best.

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Online studies

Our flexible online study option allows you to complete the pathway studies from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer with an internet connection.

Our studies take place on our interactive online learning platform. In addition, you will have regular live classes on Zoom during weekdays.

Online program available in the January  2024 intake:

  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies: (30 ECTS, 1 semester)
  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies:
    3900€ (August 2024 intake)

Your study abroad journey begins here! Studying at our Study Hub in Finland, you will get to experience campus life and become part of a vibrant student community.

Edunation’s pathway students can join our Study Hub in Finland to complete their pathway studies on campus! Our Study Hub is located in Helsinki at the Myllypuro campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

This option is available for our students studying full-time in the following program:

  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies (30 ECTS)
  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies: 5100 EUR 
  • Enrollment fee: 200 EUR
  • Pre-installment fee: 2000 EUR


Please read the instructions carefully before applying.

Starting in 2023, a Pathway council made up of Pathway team members (Program Manager, Pathway Specialist) and teacher representatives will take place. The Pathway Council (per intake) will be held after the release of the semester’s grades. This will determine whether the student eventually passes the Pathway and progresses to university. The decision is based on the study’s success, the results of focus group interviews, and general motivation.  


We have gathered the most frequently asked questions here!