Finland Educational system

Finland Educational system
Secondary Education
Higher Education
Why
Course Type
Popular Subjects
Requirements
Deadlines
Complementary Education
Why

Undergraduate

Finnish higher education is among the best in the world defending equal opportunities for all students to receive a high-quality education. There are two types of institutions:

  • Universities – focused on scientific research
  • Universities of applied sciences or Polytechnics – professional oriented

Finnish institutions offer over 400 English-taught degrees, being most of bachelor options offered by the Universities of applied sciences and the master options by the universities.

Masters

Finland is a huge destination for master studies and the number of English-taught options will be ‘high. The quality of education system and the institutions’ facilities attracts students from all over the world to progress on their studies.

Master’s degree can be achieved in both type of institutions – in universities it will take two years and will concede 120 ETCS credits to the students, in a University of Applied Sciences/Polytechnic a master will take around 1-15 years and concedes 60-90 ETCS credits.

The most common type of masters in Finland will be – Master of Science (MSc), Master of Art (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering (Meng).

Why

Bachelor’s degree in Finland can be achieved in both type of institutions, there is however a duration difference – while in universities it will take three years and concedes 180 ETCS credits, in a Polytechnic a bachelor will take around 3.5 to 4 years and ensures 210-240 ETCS credits.

While the universities offer an extensive field of subjects and the degrees include studies in one major and in one or more minor subjects, the Polytechnic education only covers a few areas.

The most common bachelors in Finland will be Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor od Engineering (BEng) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

Course Type

Undergraduate

  1. Art & Design
  2. Philosophy
  3. Education
  4. Dentistry
  5. Librarian & Information Management
  6. Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  7. Sports Science
  8. Agriculture & Forestry
  9. Architecture
  10. Molecular Biology & Genetics

Masters

  1. Computer Science.
  2. Dietetics and Nutrition.
  3. Human Resources.
  4. Library Science.
  5. Mechanical Engineering.
  6. Mathematics and Statistics.
Popular Subjects

Undergraduate

Requirements can vary regarding the school and the course chosen, however there are some requirements that every student must fill when applying:

  • High School Certificate
  • English test
  • Admission test or interview might be required

Masters

Requirements can vary regarding the school and the course chosen, however there are some requirements that every student must fill when applying:

  • Bachelor Certificate
  • English test
  • 2 years working experience – for Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Admission test or interview might be required
Requirements

Undergraduate

The Deadlines you need to consider when applying to a Finnish degree are:

15th January – most universities

March/April – some Universities of Applied Science

Masters

The Deadlines you need to consider when applying to a Finnish degree are:

15th January – most universities

March/April – some Universities of Applied Science

Deadlines

Language and Summer Courses

Maybe studying Finnish is not a priority to most people but studying English in an amazing destination as Finland for sure can be something to consider.

Finland is a country of nature and amazing landscapes and although English is not the official language you will find most Finns speaking fluent English what will make you progress even faster!

Classes of General English are available for up to 30 hours per week or you can even opt for a summer course.

If you are looking for a different experience doing an English-taught summer course in a specific subject in a Finnish university can be an option for you.

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