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STUDY IN FINLAND

 

About Finland

     Finland is famous for its numerous lakes, forests and northern lights. It is an exciting, beautiful and innovative country that offers world class education. It is one of the safest destinations to pursue higher education. Finland has laid back cities with immense natural beauty. It has a diverse culture and society which is accommodating for international students. The faculty at the universities of Finland are selected from the top 10% of the graduates. 
     Students can choose from 14 universities and 24 applied science universities which are free of cost for EU/EEA residents.Finland's world-leading higher education system offers more than 500 English-taught bachelor's and master's degree programmes in 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS). The universities also offer English-taught doctoral degree options. Finnish higher education institutions have over 20 000 international students studying in several locations around Finland.
     Finland welcomes almost 30000 international students and has a progressive higher education system with excellent programs.It employs instructors that are reseachors which make Finland a smart choice for ambitious international students.It has a lot of natural attractions and sights which are tourist friendly,popularly known as the land of a thousand lakes.It has an interesting weather due to which the sun shines all day and all night during June and July while it is extremely cold during winters.
     Finland’s higher education is one of the best in the world.According to statistics,it is the most peaceful and sustainable country in the world.The international degree offered by Finland is viewed favorably by employers.Finland boasts of stunning natural settings that make great tourist destinations.The people here are friendly and welcoming.Students can pursue their hobbies while studying in Finland as it offers many options like ice hockey,fishing,sauna and snow sports.

 

Quick Facts 
Capital          : Helsinki
Currency       : Euro
Climate         : Long,cold winters and short,mild and moderately rainy summers
Language      : Finnish,Swedish
Population     : 55.2 Lakhs
Government   : Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Major cities    : Tampere,Turku,Kuopio
Key industries : Metals and metal products, Electronics, Machinery and Scientific Instruments, Shipbuilding, Pulp and Paper, Foodstuffs, Chemicals, Textiles, Clothing

 

Why Study in Finland?

  • A World-Class Education System
  • Affordable Tuition Fees
  • Equality and Freedom 
  • A High Standard of Living 
  • Otherworldly Travel Destinations
  • An Innovative teaching style
  • Worldly travel destinations
  • Job opportunities for Students
  • Pathways to Permanent Residency for Experts
  • Vibrant International Community
  • Strong Local Culture
  • Excellence awaits you
  • Rich diversity
  • Comfortable Living Conditions
  • Scholarship Opportunities

 

Finland for International Students
     Finland has been chosen several times as one of the happiest countries in the world thanks to the high quality of life and overall stability. It is also one of the safest countries in the world where the values of equality, integrity, and openness are important.The Finnish education system is considered to be one of the most advanced in the world and schoolchildren have excelled in PISA surveys for several years.As a nation, Finland is simultaneously at the forefront of technology and still has its roots deep in nature. It is the most heavily forested country in Europe with wide-ranging rights for everyone to explore nature and enjoy outdoor activities.

 

Education System in Finland
     There are two types of higher education institutions in Finland: universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). Doctoral programs are offered by the universities only.There are 13 Finnish universities and they are owned by the state; their focus lies in scientific research and they offer students a more theoretical education. UAS’s on the other hand, are governed by local municipalities and private entities and are centered around developing practical skills and engaging in industry development projects.

  • Bachelor's degree: 3 years (180 ECTS credits) towards a professional bachelor or an academic bachelor. Offers students core teaching in the chosen discipline, as well as a broad general education
  • Master’s degree: 1-2 years (60 or 120 ECTS credits). Provides specialized content whilst allowing for further development of the scientific research process
  • Doctorate (PhD) degree: A doctoral degree in Finland usually lasts about 4 years. Furthermore, these may be ready made doctoral programs or a student can contact the department of interest for doctoral study options. PhD's are only awarded by universities

 

Universities in Finland

  • LUT University,Lappeenranta
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo
  • HAMK Harne University of Applied Sciences,Hameenlinna, Finland

 

Hot courses in Finland

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media,Photography

 
 

Entry Requirements and Cost of Education in Finland

 

 SI No 

    Study program   Course Duration    IELTS     Requirement    Average fee
   1

 Undergraduate

   3 years

  5.5  55% (PlusTwo)  €10000 - €12000 
   2   Postgraduate

   1 or 2 years

   5.5  55%(Bachelors)  €15000 - €20,000 

 

  • For masters 2 Years of work experience must be needed

 

 

Work Rights And Stayback In Finland

  • Part time work rights of 20 hours per week
  • 2 Years stayback for Bachelors and Masters
     

Intakes in Finland

  • January
  • September
     

Scholarships in Finland
     Scholarships can be a great help in planning the financial aspects for education overseas, especially if you have a restrictive financial plan to invest in higher studies.To ensure an upsurge in the number of international students, the universities and colleges all over the world are providing an increased number of international scholarships. From program and major specific to general study abroad scholarships, there is something for everyone.Gaining an in depth knowledge will open new possibilities for you and will ease your process to zero in on the right destination.

  • Finland Government Scholarships for International Students
  • United Nations University – WIDER PhD Internships for International Students
  • UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship for International Researchers
  • Aalto University Scholarship
  • University of Helsinki International Student Scholarship Grant
  • Protein Science International Masters Scholarship at University of Oulu Finland
  • University of Oulu Masters Scholarships for International Students
  • University of Tampere Scholarships for International Students
  • University of Helsinki Scholarships for International Students

 

Internships in Finland

     As a graduate student, internships can prove to be a vital link for a seamless transition from your college campus to a high paying job. Internships while studying abroad help you gain real world experience by developing essential skills that employers look for - confidence, communication, professionalism and work ethics. Being an intern adds significant value to your resume’ and helps you build a professional network, ultimately enhancing the chances of getting your dream job. 

  • You can opt for paid or unpaid internships and prepare for a global career while you are pursuing the program, during the vacation, or soon after graduation
  • Internships may be part-time or full-time. They are usually part-time during a university semester and full-time during the summer, winter or Easter holidays
  • Semester internships are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters
  • The internships abroad usually last an entire semester and some may even last an entire year. The longer duration programs help you to explore the work processes and acquire the technical know-how
  • Some internships are paid while others help you to earn academic credits
  • The duration and stipend vary depending on the university or the organization

 
Living Expenses in Finland

  • Living Cost - 700 to 900 Euro per Month 

           Funding should be shown as Students or Parents Account or Educational Loan(Have to submit documents)
 

Documents Required  for Finland Student Visa

  • SSLC Certificate
  • Plus-Two Certificate
  • Degree Certificate Original or Provisional( didn't get original certificate)
  • Semester Wise Marksheets (All semester)
  • Degree Consolidated Mark Sheets
  • Passport(Front & Back)
  • IELTS Score Card
  • One Letter Of Recommendation- Medium of Instruction(Must include admission number of institution or Date of Birth)
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Updated CV ( Must include percentage, Name of institution with place ,starting and ending year of each academics)
  • Experience Letter / Gap Justification Letter

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