Study In Finland 2018
Finland is located in the northern part of Europe. Though, Finnish is the main language spoken in Finland but many degree programs are taught in English due to which thousands of students from several parts of the world enter Finland for higher studies every year. Finland has one of the highest percentages of college degree education in the world with 38%. Around 3% foreign students are enrolled in the educational institutes of Finland. Most of the higher degree graduates are from scientific fields of forest improvement, environmental sciences, brain research, genetic technology, biotechnology, material research, neural networks low temperature physics. Educational institutes and universities in Finland are especially known for providing high standard education at very low fees for both local and international students.
Previously, there was no tuition fee for EU students in Finland but now Finnish institutes are charging fee for both EU and non EU students for the degree taught in English while the degree in Finnish is still free of cost. According to details, minimum tuition for English taught degree is 1,500 EUR/year while average tuition fee for the same degree is 16,000 EUR/year. University of Helsinki is the most expensive university that will charge up to 25,000 Euro/year from international students. Average tuition fee for international students in various Finnish universities include: University of Tampere – 10,000 Euro/year, University of Oulu – 12,000 Euro/year, University of Helsinki – 13,000 Euro/year and Aalto University – 15,000 Euro/year. For bachelor degree level students, scholarships for tuition waivers are not available but the funded scholarships can provide insurance, travel and living allowance. Average living cost in Finland is 700 to 900 Euro/ month. The capital Helsinki is the most expensive city with mostly cost from 810 to 980 euro. Living cost in Tampere is between 730 and 850 Euro/month, Jyvaskyla from 700 and 750 Euro/month and Oulu from 550 to 770 Euro/month. Accommodation cost for students living in residence halls is 329 Euro/month, students living alone is 416 Euro/month and students living with partner/child is 556 Euro/month. Students are also provided with a public transportation pass from 35 to 50 Euro/month.
University of Helsinki is a public university that was established in 1640. There are more than 35,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level students in the university. The university provides education in the faculties of theology, law, medicine, arts, science, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, agriculture, biological & environmental sciences, behavioral sciences and social sciences. The university has four main campuses in Helsinki.
Aalto is another public university that was established in 2010 in Espoo. The university has around 19,000 students. Several programs of science & technology are offered exclusively in English language which is especially for foreign students. The university also offers programs in the fields of arts, design, architecture, business and networking.
The University of Oulu is a public university that was established in 1958. There are more than 15,000 students in the university. The university is among the world’s top 400 universities. There are 4 campuses of the university that provide education in the faculties of biochemistry & molecular medicine, education, humanities, IT & Electrical Engineering, science, medicine, technology, business, mining and architecture.