When applying to Finland University, you apply to one of its member universities. The application period is once a year.
Please note that there might be programme specific entry requirements (e.g. specific language requirements). Always check the member university website for admission requirements. Programme specific application requirements are presented at the member university programme web pages. Scholarships are applied during the admissions process and each of the member universities has their own scholarship programme.
How to apply
Browse the Finland University website and explore all the possibilities Finland University has to offer. You’ll be directed to a member university website for more info. To apply for a study place, fill in the application at Studyinfo.
After you’ve applied at Studyinfo, complete the process by returning the required certificates. You will receive a list of all the required certificates by email. This email also specifies the exact addresses and dates by which you need to send them.
Once you’ve been accepted to study at one of our member universities you will receive a confirmation letter with details about your studies. You will also receive information on whether you have received a university scholarship. Instructions on when and how the tuition fee is paid will also be included.
Both international and local students have the same rights and responsibilities. But what is actually included in the tuition fee?
Major and minor subjects (minors can be chosen from over hundred different options)
PhD studies without additional charges (separate application process)
Part of Master’s studies can be completed abroad in selected programmes
Services for students
Orientation programme and tutoring
Personal study plans, guidance and counselling
Career and recruitment services
Related student services e.g. library services, MS Office package and campus internet
Support for arranging an accommodation
Welcome to Finland event
Voluntary, free of charge event for all new international students
Student union fee (approx. 100-200 €/year, mandatory). Including e.g. healthcare and student discounts on meals, transportation, culture services and events
Do I need a visa?
Whether you need a student residence permit or a short-term visa depends on if you are a EU/EEA citizen or not and on the length of your stay in Finland.
In a nutshell: If you’re a non-EU/EEA citizen and staying in Finland more than three months (90 days) you need to apply for a student residence permit before arrival. If you’re staying less than three months, you need to apply for a short-term visa.
If you are a citizen of an EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you don’t need a residence permit for Finland.