Entry Requirements to Study Free in Finland

fiUndergraduate and postgraduate programs are  tuition-free for domestic and international students in Finland. To stand a chance of  gaining admission to study in any finnish university, you will be expected to complete your application by the stated deadline. Hence, we will be taking you through the application requirements for international students as well as the deadline.

Undergraduate Programs

  • If you  have completed high school ,and  are in possession of an original school-leaving certificate as well as  qualify for tertiary studies  in your home country, then you are eligible to apply  for higher studies in Finland. However, you will have to prove your level of English by submitting standardized english test scores. In some cases, you might be required to take additional qualifying courses/exams.    

Master’s programs

  • Interested international students applying for a master’s program at a university in Finland, should have in possession  a relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma  

Application deadlines for Programs at Polytechnics in Finland

  • Please note that for study programs taught in English, the application period usually starts  6 months before the start of the program. For instance, if your study program starts in autumn, the likely deadlines will be by February. Endeavor to submit all supporting documents before the deadline expires in order for your application to be considered.  Two months after the deadlines expires, the university of applied sciences/polytechnic will reach out to you and inform you whether you have been offered a place or not.


Application deadlines for studies at Universities in Finland

  • The application process usually begins around November and runs through February – April depending on the study program. Please, check with the institution website the specific deadline for the course of your choice.

Please find below, the full list of tuition free universities in Finland:

Åbo Akademi University

University of Helsinki

University of Jyväskylä

For more enquiries about admissions into universities abroad, send an email to Jonah@studyabroad365.com or call +2348125835476

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