Higher Study in Finland

Country Descriptions: Finland is a hidden gem tucked into the far up North. It is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway, and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District, and diverse museums.

What to study: Finland’s world-leading higher education system offers English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 13 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences. Finnish higher education institutions offer over 400 different study programs and have over 20,000 international students studying in several locations around Finland.

Intake Information: Finnish academic year has only one intake which is the autumn intake. In the autumn session, the academic year usually starts in September and the deadline for application is 22nd January.  (Some programs have different deadlines, in that case, please check the university website.)

Scholarships: Finish universities offer a range of scholarship options for international students. All universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students. The most direct ways are university scholarships. Each university in Finland offers a range of scholarships for international students. Some scholarships grant a complete fee waiver, others may reward you with a percentage deduction on the tuition charges, e.g. 50%.Tuition Fees:Tuition fees for international students range anywhere from €5,000-€16,000 per year. However, there’s no shortage of funding opportunities for education in Finland.  Tuition fees are depending on the course and the university.

Working in Finland: Non-EU students 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 students can adjust your weekly working hours during the academic term, as long as you work for 25 hours a week on average.Non-EU students can also apply for an extended residence permit for up to a year after graduation. This is intended to help graduates in their search for work.

Bank Solvency: According to immigration,Fees paying EU students do not need any solvency certificates. Fees Paying Non-EU students need to send one-year tuition fees plus one-year accommodation cost 6720 Euros.

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