Information for parents

In choosing Finland you are sending your children to study in one of the safest and most stable countries in the world.

The member universities are all among the top 2% universities globally and our unique learning environment is designed to get the best out of every student.

Every university provides their own sporting activities and healthcare for students. Affordable and quality meals are provided at student cafeterias all around the country. To balance hard work and play, student unions offer many social events and activities with the ethos of “no one is left behind”.

Personal safety and focus

Everyday life for students is uncluttered and focused in one of the best studying environments the world has to offer. Everything is done to ensure a smooth integration for students to succeed from the start. With a small population and modern society students have the best of both worlds – time with their professors to craft their skills and time for themselves to learn more about who they are, what they are passionate about and how to put that knowledge into practice.

Look wisely into the future

Finnish qualifications are internationally recognized with an Alumni network that is always ready to welcome new members. Investing in overseas education is a big choice, but our proven results ensure that is a wise one.

Things for parents to know

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Looked after from the start

When your child arrives in Finland and starts his or her studies at the university, we will do our best to make sure that everything starts running smoothly – including student id, accommodation, library cards etc.

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Assistance and orientation

International students are introduced to the Finnish way of life and studying from the very beginning. There are allocated student tutors to help with any questions that international students may face.

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Easily approachable professors and lecturers

Low levels of hierarchy guarantee that all staff members of the university, including professors and lecturers, are easily approachable and willing to help students when needed.

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Beyond the academics

Open and friendly colleagues make life outside studies more enjoyable. Student unions organize a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities for the students to get the best out of Finland. Everyone is welcome!

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Possibility for PhD

In Finland PhD student positions are salary-paying positions, enabling the students to engage in full-time study and research with a guaranteed financial support. PhD level in Finland is highly respected worldwide and focused on international collaboration.