STUDY IN FINLAND
About FINLAND Study, Location
Why to study in Finland?
Students usually have a list of requirements like where they want their future study. Finland fulfil many of those requirements.
For example, Finnish education is high quality and studying in Finland is quite affordable. Study materials are often free because many of the books can be found online these days. Even though some international students have to pay tuition fees, it is still cheaper than in many other European countries.
95% of the students that answered the International Student Barometer thought that the content of the education is important or very important and according to 94%, quality of research and costs of the education were either important or very important.
Majority of the students felt that it is important that the school is well known worldwide. Students didn’t really care if the university is near their home countries; only 27% answered that it’s important or very important.
Students from non-EU countries emphasized the financial side. Opportunity for grants, tuition fee exemptions and possibility to have a job while studying were important. Cost of studies, on the other hand, weighed just as much as to all international students.
Finland’s world-leading higher education system offers English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in 14 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences.
Finnish higher education institutions offer over 400 different study programmes and have over 20 000 international students studying in several locations around Finland.
Advantages of studying in Finland- No strict time frame for completing an education program.
Friendly attitude from professors and support during the process of studying.
Loyal attitude to make-up examination and less mandatory disciplines with final tests comparing to Indian universities.
Attending lectures beyond the main education program is free.
Some universities offer free Finnish language courses.
Opportunity to stay legally another six months after graduation in order to find a job.
Most education programs are in English, which makes it easier to continue studying in any other European country.
It is allowed to work part time during studies, including work at university as a member of one of the scientific projects.
Higher Education in Finland: There are two types of higher education institutions in Finland: Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. The focus for Universities is research as they give a more theoretical education. Polytechnic universities focus on practical skills and pursue research, but they do engage in industry development projects.
International students seemed happy with the facilities and learning environments offered. Almost 100% felt happy about Finnish libraries, laboratories, classrooms and online learning platforms.
Teachers get credit for having good English language skills and good level of expertise. Group sizes pleased 94% of the students and the possibilities to study in a multinational group pleased 92%. Assessment of tasks was experienced to be fair and reasonable by more than 90% of the students.
Safety of Students:
Finland is a safe country and it is great to know that international students feel the same. 90% were satisfied with the quality of life in Finland.
Climate: The Finnish climate is colder than in many other countries. However, the weather varies significantly in different seasons.
In the winter, the Finnish weather is cold with snowfalls.
In Southern Finland, spring begins at the end of March whereas, in the north, spring comes at the end of April.
In Southern Finland, the average temperature in the summer is about 20°C while the temperature in the north is about 15°C.
Autumn normally begins at the end of August or the beginning of September.