Study in Finland

Finland is located in the far North of Europe, between its neighbours Sweden and Russia. The main language is Finnish; Swedish is also an official language thanks to a Swedish minority, a result of 600 years as part of the Swedish Empire. Helsinki, the capital, is by far the largest city in Finland. Other large towns include Espoo, Tampere and Turku.

Finland is known for its harsh winters and short summers. Thanks to its proximity to the polar circle, it never really gets dark in the summertime - while the sky does not really light up during winter, on the other hand. As other Nordic nations, Finland typically celebrates the summer solstice, when the sun hours reach their annual maximum in mid-June.

After the alignment of the European educational systems as part of the Bologna reform, many Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences have increased the number of English-language Bachelor and Master programmes. Finland has about 40 institutions of higher education, which are commonly classified into either universities (classical research and teaching institutions) or polytechnics, sometimes called universities of applied sciences (with a more practice-oriented approach to teaching). There are slightly over 300,000 students at polytechnics and universities in Finland, about 20,000 of which are international students.

Capital :     Helsinki
Currency :     EUR
Population :     5,414,000
Listed universities :     39
Study programmes :     583
Ranked universities :    10
Languages :     Finnish.
Call code :     +358
Time Zone :     UTC+2 (EET) Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)