Updated: Jul 21
Finland is one of the northernmost countries in the world, and while it may be off the beaten track this Nordic country is anything but insular. As home to one of the best education systems in the world, as well as several top ranking universities, Finland is ideal for anyone seeking a high-quality education abroad.
Finland leads the world in education, government transparency, stability, and saunas.
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Top Universities in Finland:
1. University of Helsinki
Courses Offered: Bachelor Program in Science
2. Aalto University
Courses Offered: Chemical Engineering, Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Computational Engineering, Data Science, Digital Systems and Design, Quantum Technology, Design, Economics.
3. University of Tampere
Courses Offered: Bachelor of Science (Tech)
4. University of Oulu
Courses Offered: Intercultural Teacher Education
5. University of Turku
Courses Offered: Information & Communication Tech
6. LUT University
In the double degree Bachelor's programmes in Electrical Engineering, Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Software and Systems Engineering you will obtain two degrees from LUT and LUT's partner university in China, Hebei University of Technology.
7. LAB University
BBA, Business Information Technology
Bachelor Health Care- Nursing
Mechanical engineering and production technology
Tourism and hotel management Bachelor of Hospitality Management,
Tourism and Hospitality Management
Online - Bachelor of Engineering, Sustainable Solutions Engineering
Industrial Information Technology
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Packaging and Brand Design,
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Industrial Design
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
8. VAMK University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering, International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Energy Technology, Bachelor of Engineering
9. Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences
DP in Aviation Business,
DP in Business Information Technology
Degree Prog in International Business
DP IN Business of Business administration
Business Services Solutions and Languages,
Hospitality, Tourism, and Experience Management
Digital Business Innovations - Major
Supply Chain Management - Major
International Sales and Marketing
Reasons to Study in Finland:
1. Natural Beauty
The entire country of Finland, barring a few islands of its southernmost coast, is located above the 60th parallel. Finland's geographic location and its stunning landscape make it an ideal location for students wanting to study and explore. Head north in the summer when the sun does not set and hike around any of Finland's 168,000 lakes. In the winter, Finland turns into a winter wonderland with cross country ski trails through Helsinki's central park and northern lights that dance across the sky.
2. Vibrant International Community
Finland has a small population (just under 5.5 million people), but the country has a diverse international community, and international students will find a warm welcome.
3. Strong Local Culture
Finnish people may seem very reserved, but you'll find a warm, friendly population and cities full of life once you get to know them. Finns drink more coffee than any other people on earth (around 12kg per person per year!), and the capital city of Helsinki is "full of cafes, culture and clubs." Spend your weekends browsing flea markets and art galleries, and check out the city's dynamic music scene featuring everything from classic operas to a rock culture that makes Finland a leader in yet another area – heavy metal bands!
4. World-Class Education
With one of the best performing education systems in the world, it is no wonder over 14,000 international students have already chosen Finland for study abroad.
Finland eclipses the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in maths, science and reading scores. As of 2019, Finnish universities were ranked among the top 3 per cent globally.
You can hardly open the news without hearing about Finland's marvellous education system, but the country deserves its reputation. Finland repeatedly ranks in the top five for PISA scores(an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years.)Finns borrow more library books than any other country in the world.
Finland's high educational standards are just one of the ways that this forward-thinking country works to make the world and the future a better place. Finland leads the world in futurology, and its universities are central to its efforts.
5. Everyone Speaks English
Finland's well-educated population is also highly fluent in English. Last year, the country ranked #4 in the Education First English Proficiency Index.
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