Studying in Finland


In the Opintopolku portal (StudyInfo portal) you will find information on various education alternatives. On the site, you can apply in the Joint Application process for:

– universities of applied sciences (AMK’s) and universities
– high schools, vocational training and vocational teaching colleges

The application period for English taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Joint Application to Higher Education opens 8 January 2020 at 8.00 (EET) and closes 22 January 2020 at 15.00 (EET)! Check the instructions on how to fill in the application form.

The Finnish Network for International Programmes FINNIPS is a cooperation network formed by 10 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). These Universities of Applied Sciences offer over 40 degree programmes that are fully conducted in English. The majority of the UASs’ degree programmes are at Bachelor’s level but there are also several Master’s programmes to choose from. The main function of the FINNIPS network is to arrange entrance examinations for the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland.

If you are applying for university-level studies in English, you will find more information at

If you are not a citizen of an EU or ETA country, or a family member of a citizen of one of those countries, and are coming to Finland to study for an English-language university degree, you must pay a tuition fee. Tuition fees are not charged for degrees taken in Finnish or Swedish.

Are you a Finnish citizen? If not, you may need to acquire a visa or a residence permit or you must register your right to residence in Finland when moving there. Read more on the subject at the website of the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri).

Finnish citizens, as well as citizens of other countries under certain conditions, are entitled for student allowances for studies in Finland. Read more here.

Information about providers of student accommodation is available on the website of the
Suomen opiskelija-asunnot SOA ry . You can also arrange housing independently by searching for rented flats on the open market or on social media: