STUDY IN FINLAND
According to the Finnish National Agency for Education, more than 30,000 international students came to study in Finland in 2015, and the number is expected to rise. It has become one of the most sought after destinations for higher education in recent years, being ranked as the second happiest country in the world. The universities provide high quality education using innovative ways of teaching. Students have an opportunity to study at all three levels – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral. There are more than 400 programs taught in the English language.
The Finnish education system focuses on interdisciplinary skills rather than a single discipline, and some of the popular programmes are Master’s in Business Engineering, Global banking and finance, Sports Management, Transport and Logistics Management, International Healthcare Management, Aviation Management, Entrepreneurship, E-Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management and other popular programs like Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering etc.
The quality and equality of health care services in Finland is among the best in the world. It is a country well known for its tranquility, honesty of its people, environment friendliness, good work ethics and healthy work environment, with the cleanest air. As a result, the lifestyle that students can live is exceptional. There are numerous exciting outdoor activities such as water skiing, kitesurfing on frozen lakes. Students can spot the wolves and bears in the national park or hike in the forested hills of Lapland, all in one region
Best Universities in Finland
Finland offers high quality yet affordable education. In 2019, Finland bagged the 15th spot on US News & World Report’s “Best Countries for Education” ranking. Eight Finnish universities were ranked in the global top 500, as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 and University of Helsinki scored the highest among them, the 76th.
Programs Of The Future
High Demand For Skilled Profession
The country needs talented individuals to work as skilled professionals who have a strong command over the English language. The the nation is predicted to face a labour shortage in the future, when the post-war baby-boom age groups retire. The stable economy, strong public transport and easy access to affordable childcare services make Finland a great place to study, work and raise a family.
Part Time Job Opportunities
International students are also permitted to work on a part time basis, to support their living expenses. Average earnings for part time jobs are 7-10 EUR per hour, and there are also other options like internship positions and volunteer activities, available for the students in the bustling and lively cities such as Helsinki, Turku and Tampere.
Focus On Research
Finland is renowned for its research intensive education. Its top universities focus on improving the quality of life. As an example, the University of Tampere encourages its students to make a difference in the world, and houses research centres that study terminal illnesses such as cancer, celiac disease, leukaemia etc.
Finland offers multiple scholarships to international students (non-EU). Some of the scholarships are merit-based which might be offered either as partial or full fee waivers. The Finnish government also provides scholarships for students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programmes.