Information and Resources for Representatives Abroad
On this page, you’ll find the information you need for promoting our Finnish universities to your students.
If you have other questions or need help with navigating this page, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Partner Handbook
Partner University Brochures
You will find brochures for each university and their programs below.
Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki School of Business
Häme University of Applied Sciences
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Turku University of Applied Sciences
Edunation Marketing Materials & Partner University Logos
- Edunation Trifold
- Edunation Poster
- Edunation Roll-up
- Reasons to choose Finland
- Finland Images
You are free to use any images in this link. The images are not copyrighted. Our team has spent hours researching nice photos so you can use for your marketing efforts!
- Edunation Info for Your Website
About Universities in Finland
Finnish universities have been internationally recognized to have high education quality. As of May 8, 2018, the majority of our partner universities are public universities, except HELBUS, which is a private university.
Some of you may wonder, ‘If the education quality were high at Finnish universities, why is the ranking not high on university ranking tables?’ In fact, it has been well-known that university ranking tables are mainly based on the university research. The better the university research, the higher the ranking of the university. These ranking tables rarely measure the teaching quality.
However, according to OECD 2016, Finland has the second smartest university graduates in the world. This is because Finnish universities have one of the highest education qualities in the world.
This means that whether your student is going back to their home country after their studies, or stay and work in Finland, they will be trained to become one of the smartest people in the world. Studying in Finland will help them to build their bright careers.
Also, note that the Finnish government focuses a lot on the education system and quality of universities. The resources that are given to different universities are similar. This means that the quality of our schools are equally outstanding.
Entry Requirements and tips
Our partner universities have different entry requirements;
Please check the individual university pages!
Here’s some Entrance Exam Tips to get you started!
- How to Write a Good Essay with the Five Why’s Model
- How to write a good motivation letter
- How to make a good motivation video
Some universities ask for a motivation video. They are mainly testing the students’ English level. So what should your students speak about in their video? They should speak about things that are similar to a good motivation letter. Read more here.
Student Residence Permit
If your studies in Finland take longer than 90 days
- you need a residence permit for studies. This residence permit is valid for two years, unless you apply for it for a shorter period (1 year). The residence permit is only valid for the duration of your studies, even if your studies take less than two years. If you do not have a residence permit, you can study in Finland for a maximum of 90 days.
If your studies in Finland take less than 90 days
- you need a visa. A visa is an entry permit for a short, temporary visit of less than 90 days. You can read more about visa.
How/Where can I apply for a student residence permit?
Students need to firstly submit an application for a residence permit online at https://enterfinland.fi/eServices
- Visit a Finnish embassy/consulate in person for identification and fingerprinting
- Contact the embassy or consulate in advance to arrange a visit. All Finnish embassies and consulates are listed at https://um.fi/web-presence-of-the-finnish-missions
- If there is no Finnish diplomatic mission (embassy) in your country, contact a Finnish mission in another country to confirm your visit. Please notice that you need to be legally in that country.
- Your application will be processed only after you’ve visited a Finnish embassy. The estimated processing time of your application starts from the day you visit the embassy.
- About Finland
Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Other Costs
The tuition fee for studying at Finnish universities is more affordable compared to many of the popular study abroad countries.
Moreover, the programs we represent are all taught in English.
Note: As students from the EU/EEA is exempted from paying tuition fees Edunation does not process applications from students holding an EU passport.
In cases that the residence permit application is rejected, all our partner universities will refund the tuition fee. Please get in touch with us.
Here’s more information:
You can find possible accommodation venues during the student’s stay in Finland in their respective university pages.
- Living in Finland
Working and Studying in Finland
Students are allowed work in Finland if the work is related to your studies. The residence permit for studies enables students to work without restrictions if their work is related to their degree. This means practical training and thesis work. Students also have the right to have other jobs but the following restrictions apply:
- You may only work for an average of 25 hours per week during the academic terms. The number of working hours is not restricted on a weekly level. This means that you can adjust your weekly working hours during the academic term, as long as you work for 25 hours a week on average.
- You can work without restrictions at the times when your educational institution offers no instruction.
If you have studied and completed a degree in Finland but you have not yet found a job that would begin before your residence permit for studies expires, you can apply for an extended permit to look for work or to start a business.
Attach your degree certificate and a clarification of your income to your application. The income requirement is the same as it is for a residence permit for studies. You can get a residence permit to look for work or to start a business only once, for a maximum of one year. When you find employment, apply for a residence permit on the basis of work.
- Finland's Strengths
Agency Invoice Template
Please send us your invoice using this template after the student has started his/her studies at one of our universities to claim your commission fees.
Here are other Frequently asked questions:
1) Does an overseas student need a guardian if he/she is under 18 years old?
– Yes, if the student is under 18, he/she when applying for the residence permit has to write a letter about his/her guardian and that the guardian is responsible for his/her studying in Finland
2) Are there any Finland embassies in China other than the ones in Hong Kong and Beijing?
– Also in Shanghai. Finnish consulate. So Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
3) For the purpose of student residence permit application, can the insurance policy come from students home country eg Hong Kong? Or can they get a Finnish insurance policy in Finland?
– As long as the insurance meets the requirements noted on Migri website, doesn’t matter where they get the insurance. The requirements are given here: https://migri.fi/en/insurance
Moreover, we have partnerships with an insurance company, which you can find more details under the ‘Health and Insurance’ section on this page: https://www.edunation.co/studyinfinlan…insurance/
4) Can overseas students open their bank accounts in Finland so as to pay their school fees conveniently? What are the steps to opening a bank account for foreign students in Finland?
– Yes, they can. There may be a fee to open a student bank account though. Some are free. A student needs to visit the bank to book an appointment and when the day of the appointment comes, the students just come there with IDs and fill in all personal information. Very simple. However, if you want online banking, you would need a Finnish ID for a foreigner, which can be done fast at the police station.
5) Does a student have a guardian helper in the first month when he/she arrives at the destination?
– No guardian provided, but each university has a social service department that can help with any information about anything. Students are well-taken care by the host universities, which normally has a buddy program for international students.
In fact, Finland currently has the most satisfied international students in the world. Also, we’re continuously building the best student experience in the world in a collaboration with the Finnish universities and government.
6) Please confirm that the degree courses to be applied by the students are recognized by the Chinese government MOE.
– The degree courses from universities are classified as 大學 by MOE.The issue is with MOE classifying that the courses from University of Applied Sciences (UAS) are 技術學院.
Traditionally, Finland has many Chinese students at UAS, and they have no trouble finding jobs in China as 海歸students. What they do, is that they translate the UAS as 應用科技大學 on their resume. What employers value the most, unless they have a degree from a renown university, is actually the overseas experience of the students. Finland provides that and more.
7) Will all the universities open their application?
Yes, all 10 partner universities will be open, and some are open already. See below. The ones that are marked “TBC” we hope to open in the next couple of weeks. For the ones opening in January, you can already submit documents to, however, the admission processing will not start until the official dates.
8) Does the student require to give written entrance exam? If yes, where?
-HAMK, SAMK, and SeAMK have their own online exam, which can be taken anywhere. Some universities require SAT or GMAT or GRE and other ask for some other additional documents, for example, a motivational video.
9) What are the selling points of Finland?
- Go to www.edunation.co Scroll down and see the diagram with logos under ‘Why Finland’
10) For Chinese students who have EU PR rights, do they have cheaper tuition fees?
-No need to pay! Edunation cannot provide commission in those cases.
- Arcada University of Applied Sciences for September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: Now open; closes March 31st 2019
- Master’s: Now open; closes March 31st 2019
- Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences for January & September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: November 1, 2018 – April 9, 2019
- Master’s: January 9 – January 31, 2019
- Helsinki School of Business (HELBUS) for January & September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: Now open; closes June 30, 2019
- TOP-UP: Now open; closes October 1, 2019
- Master’s: Now open; closes June 30, 2019
- Hame University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) for January & September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
- Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) for September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: To be confirmed
- Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) for September 2019 entry
- Master’s: November 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
- Winter school: December 1, 2018 – January 4, 2019
- Metropolia University of Applied Sciences for September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: Now open; closes April 30, 2019
- Master’s: Now open; closes April 30, 2019
- Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) for September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: January 9 – April 3, 2019
- Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) for September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: January 2 – May 31, 2019
- Turku University of Applied Sciences for January & September 2019 entry
- Bachelor’s: Now open; closes on May 31, 2019
- Arcada University of Applied Sciences for September 2019 entry