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.
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).