Campus Life in Finland

When you start your university studies in Finland, campus will become your second home. It’s the place where you will attend lectures, do your homework, meet friends, grab lunch and relax. University is usually regarded as an unforgettable moment during your lifetime, because during this stage, you will learn to become more independent from your family, especially when studying in a foreign country. As for studying in Finland, let’s find out what the campus life is like here!

 

Cafeteria

There are usually several cafeterias on campus. The cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to students with various options to choose from. One options is always vegetarian, and the menu is different each day, so you will never get bored of the selection. The discounted price for students is merely 2.60 euros. Most students will eat on campus at least once per day, because it’s often more affordable than cooking at home. 

Moreover, there are cafes, where students can buy some coffee, tea, snacks or fruits to eat. Many students choose a cafe as a perfect corner for studying or for group discussion.


university-cafeteria-in-Finland

 

Library

Every campus has a library where you can find places for quiet study or group work. It also provides students with course books and material for your homework or thesis. Most often student don’t need to buy their own course books, as they can be borrowed from the library. It can either be a physical copy or an e-book. Besides, students have access to online publications that can be used for source material in your essays.


Printing

Living expenses might be high in Finland, but for students, most necessities can be surprisingly cheap, or even free! Finnish government and companies shows strong support for students by giving them discounts, and many special offers. For instance, each student is given a significant amount of money in his/her printing card. With the card, students can print, scan, or make copies of documents throughout the academic year in university’s computer labs.


Lounge area

If you want to take a break from studying or feel that you need a quick nap before the next class, university offers facilities also for that.  Lounge areas with comfy chairs and beanbags can be found on most campuses. Since students will spend a lot of time on campus, universities in Finland want to make them as cozy as possible and create a space for students where they can relax and de-stress.

 

lounge-area-in-campus-in-Finland

 

Computers

Students also have an easy access to computers, which can be found in the library or computer labs. They are well-equipped with essential software for students depending on their studies. For instance, business students can learn extra skills in graphic design with free access to Adobe Photoshop software or video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro. For engineering students, they do not have to pay extra to use AutoCAD software. Most universities also offer free access to Microsoft Office programs.

 

Gym area

To ensure the well-being of the students, most universities offer modern facilities for training and working out. Most gyms offer basic training equipment and machines, such as treadmills, weight training tools, yoga mattresses, and so on. For a small price, you can also join the many group exercise classes organized on campus. 

 

university-gym-in-Finland

Club activity

On campus you can find student organizations that provide help to new incoming students and organize extracurricular activities. For example, every student organization normally provides tutors, who assist newly arrived students to become familiar with the new city, new school, and new environment. Moreover, many fun activities are also organized as well, such as parties, speed dating events or trips to other cities and excursions. Normally, students tend to find upcoming events announcements through posters along the hallway, or on Facebook.

Career services

Universities offer career services to students through free workshops or courses where the students learn how to make a good CV and cover letter, and tips for job and internship hunting.

 

Latest from our blog

October 15, 2019

Study Abroad Packing Tips- What You Need to Bring

You have received your acceptance letter and received your residence permit, (Finally, Yey!) now it is time to start packing. As a new student about […]

→ Read more

October 8, 2019

Vietnamese Student in Finland: I Became Interested in Finnish Culture

Many Vietnamese students come to study in Finland, but there is a shortage of books about Finnish culture. I would like to fill in the […]

→ Read more

October 1, 2019

Getting the Most Out of Your University Experience in Finland

If you’re thinking about studying in Finland or if you’ve gotten your acceptance letter already, you probably wonder how you can get the most out […]

→ Read more

October 1, 2019

Leading Technology Superpower and Future Job Prospects and Skill Shortages in Finland

Finland is a great place to study, work, live and raise a family in, thus staying in Finland after graduation is a dream for many […]

→ Read more

September 26, 2019

Pakistani Student in Finland: Living Abroad Enriched My Life

“I feel more independent, thoughtful and expressive here in Finland.” – Nadeem Patras Pakistan, Hospitality Management Graduate, Tampere University of Applied Sciences Why Finland? In […]

→ Read more

September 17, 2019

How to Choose the Right University

Picking the right university is a huge task for any student. You will commit your time and money for the next couple of years so […]

→ Read more

September 11, 2019

Kick Start your Career: Five Reasons Why you should Study Abroad

By: Study and Go Abroad Have you considered studying abroad for either a short field-trip, a semester, year, or even a whole degree program? Here […]

→ Read more

September 4, 2019

Great things I learned in Finland – Bambi’s Study Abroad Experience

Meet Bambi Dang, a Vietnamese student and came to Finland almost 6 years ago. She graduated from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and […]

→ Read more

Hear the latest from Edunation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Edunation, Mustanlahdenkatu 3-7 E, 33210 Tampere, Finland +358 50 354 8603
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm (GMT +2)
© 2019 Edunation

Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi