Study in Finland

Explore Finland with Truematics

IIn 2017, we celebrated the 100-year old Finland. Since gaining independence, Finland has come a long way. Today Finland has one of the highest living standards in the world, free high-quality healthcare, and the best education system. We continuously rank at the top of transparency, sustainability, innovation, clean and green nature, as well as, equality. Finland has an extremely eventful history and a rich culture. We also have a vision for the future – to make Finland the most progressive welfare country in the world.

Roughly 40 years ago, Finland implemented huge changes in the education system and has consistently been at the top of the global education rankings ever since. The Finnish educational excellence is something that every prospective student has heard of, and thus many international students come to Finland to get their degree. The difference between Finland’s higher education institutions and those in other countries is that in Finland, the people that are in charge of the education system, are all experienced teachers, not politicians. The education system in place is thus focused on helping students learn in the best possible way, instead of merely pushing students through. The aim of the Finnish higher education is to make the students independent and give them all the necessary skills and tools they may need in the future. In addition to classroom teaching, many universities also require students to do an internship as part of their degree. This is to give the student a chance to put their knowledge into practice before graduation. This also gives the student a tremendous advantage in the job market, as employers always look for talented young people with some sort of work experience, be it internships, volunteering or a previous job. Plenty of international students stay in Finland after graduation for work, and some of them even start their own companies. It is also worth noting that several universities in Finland have partnerships with companies, through which students can get an internship or even a job.

  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences - Read more
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) - Read more
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) - Read more
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences - Read more
  • Helsinki School of Business (HELBUS) - Read more
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - Read more

  • Living expense in Finland

    In general, the cost of living (utility costs, prices, etc.) in Finland is lower than in west European countries like UK, France or Germany. Living costs vary from region to region and are also dependent on fluctuations in the prices of food, energy and other everyday necessities.

    Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, students should consider a monthly budget of 400 - 500 euros depending on the location.

    After study options in Finland

    When you have completed your studies, you can apply for a temporary residence permit (Post-Study Work Visa) for seeking work for a maximum period of one year. You can start working without delay and after employment, you can apply for a residence permit.

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