Destination Finland – A natural choice for you
Now that you’re interested in Finland as a study destination!
Finland is situated in northern Europe and its neighboring countries are Sweden, Norway and Russia. Finland represents both the Nordic democracy and its way of life as a member of the European Union. Equality is the essential driving force in our society.
It has one of the most advanced educational systems in the world, and as a result of our innovative mindset and investment in education, we are blessed with a high standard of living and quality of life.
Newsweek magazine rated Finland as the best country in the world to live in and the capital Helsinki came out top among the major cities rated in Monocle magazine’s Quality of Life Survey. Finland’s high educational standards were cited among the crucial factors in both of these comparative surveys.
Whilst being a globally leading country in the field of information technology, Finland also boasts gender equality and low levels of corruption. As a society it is transparent and open, and education is always considered to be a top-priority.
For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country.
One to One English Teaching’s team has collected for you almost all the steps you need to Finland:
1. Find the right degree programme :
How to apply for Bachelor’s
How to apply for Master’s
Study programmes database, over 500 study programmes in English
2. Check the entry requirements:
You can also find the entry requirements listed in the degree course descriptions
You need to find answers to these questions as well:
Am I eligible?
Do I need IELTS/TOEFL?
Do I need to sit an entrance examination?
3. Check how and when to apply:
For detailed admissions-related queries, you should turn to the university/UAS Admissions Offices for guidance
4. Plan your finances
Whether you need to pay tuition fees or not, you should have a realistic plan on how you will be funding your study period in Finland.
5. Visa / Student residence permit
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you usually need a student residence permit before you can come to Finland. Make sure you understand the difference between a short-term visa and a student residence permit.
Short-term visa (if you will be staying in Finland for less than 3 months)
Student residence permit
6. Accommodation and other practicalities
If you are admitted, you can start arranging the practical aspects of your student life in Finland. Your hosting Finnish institution can advice you best on local student accommodation options and other such matters, but you can also find some general information on our website
Registration of your residence in Finland
Working in Finland for students
7. Where to turn if you need advice?
About your application
About visas & student residence permits
About general matters concerning studying in Finland www.studyinfinland.fi/contact