Study in Finland

Finland's world-leading higher education system currently offers English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in 13 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences.Link to another website. Doctoral study and research options are available, too. In Finland, there are two types of higher education institutions:

Universities

Universities focus on scientific research and the education they provide is based on it. Doctoral programmes are offered by the universities. Most of the master’s programmes taught in English are offered by universities.

Universities of Applied Sciences

Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) offer professionally oriented higher education and have strong ties with working life and regional development. Most of the bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English are offered by Universities of Applied Sciences.

Student Exchange

The Embassy has a written a student exchange guide for students already accepted into an exchange program in Finland. The guide details everything you need know such as preparing for the weather, student accommodation, and even the importance of sauna. Please note, Australian nationals will require a residence permitLink to another website. if your study period in Finland is longer than 90 days. To apply for student exchange opportunities in Finland please contact your university’s study abroad office.

Here is a list of Australian institutions with student exchange partners in Finland:

Australian Catholic UniversityLink to another website. Australian National UniversityLink to another website.
Central Queensland UniversityLink to another website. Charles Sturt UniversityLink to another website.
Curtin UniversityLink to another website. Deakin UniversityLink to another website.
Federation UniversityLink to another website. Macquarie UniversityLink to another website.
Monash UniversityLink to another website. Murdoch UniversityLink to another website.
Queensland University of TechnologyLink to another website. RMIT UniversityLink to another website.
Swinburne University of TechnologyLink to another website. University of CanberraLink to another website.
University of MelbourneLink to another website. University of New South WalesLink to another website.
University of QueenslandLink to another website. University of SydneyLink to another website.
University of TasmaniaLink to another website. University of Technology SydneyLink to another website.
University of the Sunshine CoastLink to another website. University of Western AustraliaLink to another website.
University of WollongongLink to another website. Victoria UniversityLink to another website.
Western Sydney UniversityLink to another website.  

Bachelor, Master & Doctoral Programmes

Finnish higher education institutions offer over 400 degree programmes in English.

Studyinfo.fiLink to another website. website provides information on all English-taught degree programmes. While international students are eligible to study in Finnish or Swedish, you need to be fluent in these languages when applying.

Application Periods

You apply for degrees studies in Finland onlineLink to another website.. There are two main application periods a year for studies commencing in autumn:

  • Applications for bachelor’s programmes are made in January

  • Applications for university master's programmes are made between late November/early December and mid/late January.

More information about the application process can be found at Studyinfinland.fiLink to another website.

Fees & Scholarships

Australian nationals are required to pay tuition feesLink to another website. for programmes taught in English. Some exceptions may apply. Remember that if you are required to pay tuition fees, you are also eligible to apply for the institution’s scholarships. Students are usually required to cover everyday living costs and are required to pay an annual administration fee.

Universities offer a range of options for scholarships both for bachelor's and master's level international students. Scholarships are often based on student’s academic performance and may be offered in the form of either full or partial fee waivers. Some scholarship options may also include a living cost allowance. Students apply for a scholarship from an institution, usually at the same time as they apply for admission.

Here is a list of each institution’s fee and scholarship policy.

Aalto UniversityLink to another website.

Åbo Akademi UniversityLink to another website.

Arcada University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Centria University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Diaconia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Häme University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Hanken School of EconomicsLink to another website.

Humak University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Jyväskylä University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Kajaani University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Karelia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Lahti University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Lapland University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of TechnologyLink to another website.

Laurea University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Metropolia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Novia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Oulu University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Saimaa University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Satakunta University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Savonia University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Seinäjoki University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Tampere UniversityLink to another website.

Tampere University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

Turku University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

University of Arts HelsinkiLink to another website.

University of Eastern FinlandLink to another website.

University of HelsinkiLink to another website.

University of JyväskyläLink to another website.

University of LaplandLink to another website.

University of OuluLink to another website.

University of TurkuLink to another website.

University of VaasaLink to another website.

Vaasa University of Applied SciencesLink to another website.

 

There are currently no national scholarships available for international bachelor’s or master’s level students. Doctoral students should contact their university directly for more information.

Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities or public research centre. In order to be an eligible applicant for this scholarship, you must be an Australian national. For more information about eligibility requirements and application guidelines, please visit the Finnish National Agency of Education website.Link to another website.