Well done for deciding to study abroad, it is true your financials might not be enough for you to study in countries like the UK, Canada, and US. But you shouldn’t worry, because tuition is free in the republic of Finland.
Higher education is free in Finland, so as an international student, you’re only have to pay for the living cost which is pegged at 530 Euros per month. Note that this amount of money is simly an estimation and could go higher or less depending on a student’s spending habit and the city he studies in. The amount shown above would be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, travels and books for a month. Please note that before you are able to get your visa at a Finnish embassy in your country, you will be required to provide a documented proof showing you’ve got a minimum of 6,360 euros which is the approximated cost of living in Finland for a year.
To study an undergraduate program in Finland, you will be required to provide a high school/secondary school certificate which is authentic and legally recognized both in your country and in Finland. A TOELF test score, as well as an international passport if you would require a visa to travel to Finland.
For postgraduate programs, applicants will be asked to provide their degree results and transcripts, as well as a statement of purpose and two reference/recommendation letters. In Finland, admission requirements vary from school to school, you will have to contact the school directly for specific and detailed admission requirements.
How to apply
The good thing about universities in Finland is that they all accept direct online application, so you wont need to waste your money on working your application through an admission agent. I have provided a full list of universities in Finland, so you can contact them directly and send your admission application.
List of top universities in Finland
- University of Helsinki
- University of Kuopio
- University of Lapland
- University of Oulu
- University of Tampere
- University of Vaasa
- Tampere university of Technology
- Oulu Institute of Technology
- Helsinki University of Technology
- Abo Akademi University