Do you dream of studying in Finland?

edunation pathway to finland LogoPathway to Finland is a preparatory program designed to help you gain admission to undergraduate studies in Finland.

Our study programs help you prepare for higher education studies and reach the skill level needed for university admission. After completing the program, you will be eligible to progress to degree studies at one of our partner universities in Finland!


1 or 2 semesters


January & August

Semester dates

2024: 19.08-15.12.2024
2025: 20.01-18.05.2025


Full-time or part-time

Why choose us?

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What do you want to study?

We offer three study tracks designed to give you the best possible preparation before entering higher education. Choose the study field of interest and look at the available progression course options.


Designed to prepare you for studies in business administration and other related fields, including tourism, AI, Sports, and much more!

Engineering and Technology

Are you interested in becoming an engineer? Our studies will provide you with a good foundation for engineering and technology studies in Finland.

Nursing and social services

Are you dreaming of a career where you can help improve people’s lives, promote well-being, and work towards a better society?
Our nursing and social services track prepares you for studies in the fields of health care, well-being, and social services in Finland.

How to apply?

Please read the instructions carefully before applying.

Applying to the Pathway to 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 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 completed all pathway courses at the required level. The Pathway to Finland foundation program can also be completed as a stand-alone qualification. 


  1. Before applying, read more about our pathway program options on this page. Select your study track and your desired progression university 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 higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education 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

In addition to the requirements mentioned above, we have the following program-specific conditions:

  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Sports and Leisure Management and eSports Business)        a maximum of 2-minute motivation video; further instructions will be sent by pathway admissions.
  • Students of certain nationalities applying to Study Hub in Finland may be required to participate in an interview as part of the admission procedure.

Where do you want to study?

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 programs available in the August 2024 intake:

  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies (30 ECTS, 1 semester)
  • Standard Pathway, part-time studies (30 ECTS, 2 semesters)
  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies: 
    • Business Tracks: 3200 EUR
    • Nursing and Engineering Tracks: 2900 EUR
  • Standard Pathway, part-time studies:  3500 EUR

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:  
    • Business Tracks: 4400 EUR
    • Nursing and Engineering Tracks: 4100 EUR
  • Enrollment fee: 200 EUR
  • Pre-installment fee: 2000 EUR



Please read the instructions carefully before applying.

All accepted students from the current intake will be required to participate in focus interviews guided by the Pathway team using Hireflix, a one-way interview software. Three focus interviews will occur every semester: the first at the start of the semester, the second in the middle, and the third during the last week of the semester. This is done to guarantee the quality and drive of all students getting the Pathway diploma.

The Pathway Council will use the results of the focus interviews to determine whether the student eventually passes the Pathway and progresses to university.

The questions that will be asked at the focus interviews are more general than subject-specific. Those questions are designed to assess their communication skills and ensure students have the correct mindset and expectations for studying in Finland.

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 interviews, and general motivation

Students must generally pass two of the three focus interviews to pass the Pathway Council.


We have gathered the most frequently asked questions here!