Do you dream of studying in Finland?

edunation pathway to finland LogoPathway to Finland is a preparatory program that has been 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

Spring: 30.01. – 28.05.2023
Fall: 14.08. – 08.12.2023


Full-time or part-time

Why choose us?

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What do you want to study?

We offer three different study tracks that have been designed to give you the best possible preparation before entering higher education. Choose the study field of your interest and take a 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

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 wellbeing, and work towards a better society? 
Our nursing and social services track prepares you for studies in the fields of health care, wellbeing 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 any 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 service fee of 50 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:

  • 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

*If you wish to progress to LUT University, we will check that your transcript includes enough studies in advanced mathematics and science.

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

  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Sports and Leisure Management and eSports Business) – attach motivation letter explaining why you are interested in the program (1-2 pages, PDF)

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 January 2023 intake:

  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies (30 ECTS, 1 semester)
  • Standard Pathway, part-time studies (30 ECTS, 2 semesters)
  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies: 1900 EUR per semester until 30.11.2022 | 2500 EUR from 1.12.2022 onward
  • Standard Pathway, part-time studies: 2900 EUR until 30.11.2022 | 3500 EUR from 1.12.2022 onward
  • Foundation Year, full-time studies (available in 2023): 3800 EUR until 30.11.2022 | 4400 EUR from 1.12.2022

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 programs:

  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies (30 ECTS)
  • Foundation Year, full-time studies (60 ECTS)
  • Standard Pathway, full-time studies: 3600 EUR until 30.11.2022 | 4100 EUR from 1.12.2022 onward


We have gathered the most frequently asked questions here!