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 email@example.com.
Training Video and Partner Handbook
This training video gives you a brief overview of Finland and our Finnish universities. Please watch this video first before going through other resources, as this will help you have a good overview.
This partner handbook contains detailed information about admission requirements for each program and university.
- Edunation Info for Your Website
- 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!
- Partner University Logos
Finnish universities have been internationally recognized to have high education quality. As of May 8, 2018, almost all our 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, even if there are just some slight differences.
Our universities have different entry requirement; some don’t require IELTS/TOEFL exam. Others have entrance exams and interviews.
- Here’s a brief diagram to help you with the right university.
- And find here for the detailed Entry requirements to our top Finnish university programs
Here’s some Entrance Exam Tips to get you started!
HAMK Online Entrance Exam
- Info About HAMK Online Entrance Exam
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- Highlighted ‘The Future of Work’
- Analysis on 2018 HAMK Pre-Reading Material ‘Towards a Sustainable Well-Being’
- Analysis on 2018 HAMK Pre-Reading Material ‘The Future of Work’
- Tips on HAMK Essay Questions
- Tips for Multiple Choice Questions on Reading
SAMK Online Entrance Exam
Motivation Letter and Videos
- How to write a good motivation letter
Some of our universities ask for a good motivation letter. Here’s how you can write one.
- How to make a good motivation video
Some universities ask for a good motivation video. They are mainly testing for your 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.
- How to write a good motivation letter
To apply, students only need to submit their application form on this website. If you have errors on the application form, try to use a different web browser.
If you are applying for your student, you can provide your digital signature instead of using your student’s signature on the form.
After the application form is submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email from Edunation confirming that the application has been received within a day. If you have not received this confirmation letter, please contact us immediately as there may be technical errors with your application.
In a couple of days, an invoice for application fee will be sent from Edunation. There will be instructions on how the 100EUR application fee should be paid. The terms of payment for the application fee is 10 days. (Note: there is no longer an application fee for programs with start dates in Sept 2018)
After that, the process is completely handled by the university, including when will they send off the email to inform students on dates about motivation letter, videos, entrance exams, etc. Since the universities are quite new to recruiting many international students, so the processing times may vary even within the same university and subject.
But the whole process should happen within a month.
Finnish University Profiles
You will find brochures for each university and their programs below. More will come soon!
Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki School of Business
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Häme University of Applied Sciences
Visas and Student Residence Permit
For students studying for courses under 90 days, they should apply for student visa. For courses above 90 days, they should apply for student residency permit.
Students can apply for their student visa and student residency permit online. They will then make an appointment at the nearest Finnish Embassy/Consulate for their fingerprints and biometrics information.
For Student Visa
After one to two weeks of giving the biometrics, they will receive a notification email, which asks them to visit a Finnish Embassy/Consulate to attain the student visa.
For Student Residence Permit
Two weeks after they have given the biometrics, they will know if their application is successful or not. After one more month, the card will be produced, and the students will be notified to go back to the Finnish Embassy/Consulate to get it.
Students should pay their first-year tuition fee to the university before they apply for the student visa or residency permit. This is because they can only get an acceptance letter from the university after they have paid the tuition fee. The immigration department needs to see the acceptance letter when the student applies for the visa or student residency permit.
The student also needs to show that there are 6,720 EUR in their bank account at the time that they apply for their student visa/student residency permit. The money has to be in the student’s bank account at the time of visa/residency permit application, up to the time that they have received the visa/permit.
Find out more! Checklist for applying for the residency permit.
- About Finland
Money Matters: Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Other Costs
The tuition fee for studying at Finnish universities is cheaper than most popular study abroad countries.
Moreover, our programs are all taught in English. Together with the scholarships which we offer (up to 100%), Finland is the next up-and-coming study abroad destination.
Here’s more information about our:
- Tuition fees
- How are tuition fees paid?
- Details about our university scholarships
- Poster for special spring bonus scholarship 2018
Feel free to add your logo and contact details to this poster. You can use this to promote our scholarship! Application deadline: June 30, 2018, only.
- Living Costs
See P.7 of this document .
- Live in Finland
Working and Studying in Finland
- Part-time work during studies
Students can work a maximum of 25 hours/week during term time, and unlimited hours outside term time. This is much higher than another study abroad countries! More about part-time work here.
- Post-study work visa
Automatic one-year post-study work visa so students can look for jobs. After they get a job, they can change to work visa. More about post-study work visa here.
- Work after graduation
It is not difficult to get a job in Finland. There are many jobs available, and the country is experiencing severe labor shortage. The student doesn’t need to know Finnish to work in the country. They can also work at international companies, start-ups, etc. by just knowing the English language. For students who want to have even more career options, they could choose to study Finnish. Learn more about work after graduation in Finland.
- Part-time work during studies
- Finland's Strengths
Agency Invoice Template
Please send us your invoice using this template after the student starts studying at one of our universities to claim your commission fees.