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Finland - General information
Statistics - Rankings
|Arts and Humanities||25|
|Engineering and Technology||35|
|Life Sciences and Medicine||18|
|Social Sciences and Management||24|
|Economics & Business||23|
Statistics - Education
|Popularity rating in the world||34|
|Ranking of universities in the world||18|
|Quality of teaching||11|
|Citations per Faculty||19|
Statistics - Universities
|Universities in top 100||1|
|Universities in top 200||1|
|Universities in top 500||7|
|Universities in top 1000||9|
|Universities in top 5000||20|
Cost of living in Finland, USD/month
|Communications and utilities||$53||$72|
|Sports and leisure||$31||$121|
Accommodation in Finland, USD/month
|Shared room outside of centre||$282|
|Shared room in city centre||$377|
|1 bedroom apartment outside of centre||$503|
|1 bedroom apartment in city centre||$645|
Finland might be associated with the place for winter holiday in the opinion of most people but it is not limited to that only. The country is a member of the European Union and it represents the Nordic democracy and employs equality as the important driving force. It enjoys the most advanced education system due to valuable investments in education and original mindset. Equality refers both to national and international students in terms of study.
Among the distinguishing benefits, that the country can boast regarding international student programmes are the following:
|69||1||University of Helsinki||University of Helsinki||Helsinki||1,000 $||17,097 $|
|260||2||University of Turku||University of Turku||Turku||1,000 $||13,708 $|
|266||3||Aalto University||Aalto University||Helsinki||13,708 $||17,136 $|
|316||4||University of Oulu||University of Oulu||Oulu||11,424 $||12,566 $|
|347||5||University of Jyvaskyla||University of Jyvaskyla||Jyvaskyla||1,713 $||11,424 $|
|364||6||University of Eastern Finland||University of Eastern Finland||Joensuu||1,000 $||13,677 $|
|440||7||Tampere University of Technology||Tampere University of Technology||Tampere||11,424 $||13,708 $|
|511||8||Åbo Akademi University||Åbo Akademi University||Turku||9,118 $||11,398 $|
|519||9||University of Tampere||University of Tampere||Tampere||1,000 $||11,424 $|
|1241||10||Lappeenranta University of Technology||Lappeenranta University of Technology||Lappeenranta||1,000 $||9,139 $|
- The quality of education level and recognition of Finnish credentials. The education system in Finland is aimed at acquisition of practical skills. That means that upon introductory theory the students are taught bother theoretical and practical matters immediately at production sites or at practice workshops which are based in the territory of universities. By the way, on account of effective approaches introduced by the Ministry of Education of Finland and use of only state-of-the-art equipment, the future professional acquires the experience which will be actual and requisite at this time. Due to that, the tertiary education acquired in Finland is recognized as one of the best in Europe and thus, it is reasonable that the Finnish university graduate is quickly offered promising and well-paid job irrespective of the destination country.
- Friendly attitude to foreigners. The country employs the policy of collaboration with all education centers worldwide regardless of the quality level thereof. This positively affects study policy for international students to be equal with that for the natives.
- Affordable tuition fees. When it comes to Bachelor education, this is fully sponsored by the government which means is provided for free for all students.
- Options to choose the study language. It is obvious though that national universities prefer accepting students who show interest in study in official country languages, that is, Finnish or Swedish.
- Options to work during study. As compared with a range of countries, an international student may work during study process, which is good to reduce cost of living.
- Options to get Bachelor’s degree within 3 years not 4. Because education process in Finland is 70% practice-based, these facilities set different requirements to students against other tertiary education institutions. The student is obliged to get particular credit points to have the Diploma and in case of academic progress, the student can obtain credit points in the required amount for three years of study.
- From January to mid-February for Bachelor’s level programme
- From March to mid-April for Master’s level programme
- A letter of acceptance (in fact, a copy of the letter in electronic format is appropriate to be convenient to avoid travelling back and forth to get it).
- A bank statement to prove the amount of 6720 Euro per year that is the minimum wage amount. The applicant is eligible to invite his/her family to the country. In case of under-age children, the additional amount of 450 Euro per month should be available per each child.
- An application form completed and a valid foreign passport.
- Two photographs (black and white are appropriate) sized 47x36 mm.
- Documents to evidence on the education degree acquired.
- Insurance policy. It is to be noted that is the study period takes less than 2 years, the insurance cover should make 100 000 Euro, and if more, that is to be 30000. This difference is due to the fact that the person who studies for more the 2 years in the country is considered as the permanent resident and may take advantages similarly as the native citizens.
- 330 Euro. This amount is required to consider the application form.
- Original of the child’s birth certificate.
- Consent to taking children that should be properly notarized and translated into English, Swedish or Finnish language.