The application period for the academic year starting in 2019 is now open at all four of our member universities. Read on to find out about English test requirements, scholarship opportunities, and the things that make each university special.
Taking an English proficiency test
As tuition for the Master's degree programmes at our member universities is provided in English, all international students for whom English is not a native language need to submit the results of a language test. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE/CPE are the four test formats that our member universities accept. If you haven't already done a test, please do so soon as it can take a while to receive the results!
Getting a scholarship
All our member universities offer merit-based scholarships that fee-paying Master’s degree students can apply for. The number and structure of scholarships varies, but typically they fall into one of three categories:
1. Tuition fee scholarships. These may cover 50%, 80% or 100% of tuition, with the second year of the scholarship often conditional upon academic performance.
2. Cost of living scholarships. Available to students who have been awarded tuition fee scholarships.
3. Scholarships for outstanding academic performance. Typically available to students in their second year of studies who were not awarded a scholarship in the first year.
The University of Turku
Ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities, The University of Turku is home to more than 20,000 students across several campuses on Finland's west coast. Some 2,500 international students have chosen to study here and more than 100 nationalities are represented on campus – making it the most international university in Finland.
Åbo Akademi University
Åbo Akademi University has campuses in the cities of Turku and Vaasa for its 5,500 students. With its Swedish-language heritage, the university has strong links to academic institutions in other Nordic countries, co-operating in education, examinations and teacher and student exchanges. Offering programmes in the arts, psychology, theology, science, engineering, education, welfare studies, social sciences and business, Åbo Akademi has something for everyone.
"You get the best of educational facilities to enable you to compete with everybody on this planet" – this is Tampere University's stated mission. Known for its research into society, health and teaching, the university is in Finland's second-largest city and is home to some 15,000 degree students in six faculties.
As of January 2019, the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology are merging to create the new Tampere University. Together with Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University will constitute the Tampere higher education community – providing students with an even greater choice of multidisciplinary programmes.
The University of Eastern Finland
If you want the skills and knowledge to help people live healthier lives and take care better care of our planet, then the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is for you.
Spread across campuses in the Finnish cities of Joensuu and Kuopio, UEF is home to some 15,500 students and 2,500 staff. The university's interdisciplinary academic strategy is built around addressing several global challenges through Master's degree programmes in economics and business administration, education, forest sciences, humanities, health sciences, law, natural sciences and social sciences.
Over 65 Master's degree programmes to choose from
Finland University combines the leading research power of its renown member universities: the University of Eastern Finland, Tampere University, the University of Turku, and the Åbo Akademi University. The member universities offer a wide range of Master’s Degree programmes.
Learn more about the wide selection of programmes and find a suitable programme for you.