Why Study in Finland?

Finland is a country in Northern Europe, surrounded by the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, in the west, Gulf of Finland in the south, Norway in the north, Sweden in the northwest, and Russia in the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. It is a member of the European Union (EU). It is known as the land of thousand lakes or a thousand forests, or the place in the world where you can meet the real Santa Claus. Finland is one of the safest, happiestand cleanest countries in the world and the best in the world to live in. Finland is a top non-native English Speaking Countries, its society is open and socially progressive, and satisfied international students are a few ingredients that turn Finland into a great study destination. Moreover Students from all round world come to Finland to pursue higher education mainly because of calm and peaceful study environment and uniquely innovative approach to education and solving problems

Finland is actually an innovative country where you can enjoy world class higher education. Its world leading higher education system offers English-taught bachelors and master’s degree programmes in 14 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences. Finnish higher educational institutions offer over 400 different study programmes taught in English. Doctoral study and research options are also available. Universities of applied sciences(UAS) offers most of the English taught bachelor’s degree programmes, whereas most of the master’s degree programmes taught is English are offered by universities.

All Finnish Universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students.


Admission requirements vary depending on bachelor or master programs and also from one institution to another.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Minimum eligibility to apply for Bachelor’s degree program:

  • +2 passed with good academic scores
  • 72 points in TOEFL iBT or 6 points in IELTS is the minimum requirements for English language proficiency test
  • Good SAT test score for Bachelor’s degree admission(optional)
  • Entrance Exam or Interview for Admission

Master’s Degrees

Minimum eligibility to apply for Master’s degree program:

  • Bachelor’s degree with good academic scores
  • 79 (with a minimum of 18 in Writing section) points in TOEFL iBT or 6.5(with a minimum of 5.5 per each section) points in IELTS or 62 ( with a minimum of 52 in Writing section)points in PTE
  • Good SAT test score for Master’s degree admission(Optional)
  • Good GRE/GMAT test score for Master’s admission (Optional)
  • Entrance Exam or Interview for Admission

Admission Sessions/Intakes

The Finnish higher educational institutes have different times for admission as listed below:

  • September- Autumn, you must apply via the official portal in January the same year. The exact date varies slightly from year to year.
  • January, you must apply in September the year before your start.