One of our four universities is now taking in applications for the academic year beginning in 2019. Still not sure? Here is what you need to know about why Finland is a great choice for your Master’s degree.


1. In Finland, you can study almost anything in English!

This year Finland ranked 8th out of 88 countries and regions in the EF English Proficiency Index. Everyone in Finland learns English from an early age, and the language is widely spoken in social, business and academic circles.

University of Eastern Finland also offers a wide range of Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English:


Master's Degree Programme in Biomedicine

Master's Degree Programme in Border Crossings: Global and Local Societies in Transition 

Master's Degree Programme in European Masters in Clinical Linguistics +

Master's Degree Programme in Colour in Science and Industry

Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

Master's Degree Programme in English Language and Culture 

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law

Master's Degree Programme in European Forestry (MSc EF)

Master's Degree Programme in Forestry (CBUFOR)

Master's Degree Programme in General Toxicology

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology 

Master's Degree Programme in Innovation Management

Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management

Master's Degree Programme in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context

Master's Degree Programme in Linguistic Sciences

Master's Degree Programme in Medical Physics

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics

Master's Degree Programme in Public Health

Master's Degree Programme in Research Chemists

Master's Degree Programme in Tourism Marketing Management 

Master's Degree Programme in Wood Materials Science

Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (Joensuu)

Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (Kuopio)


Please remember that non-native English speakers applying to a Finnish university need to submit the results of an internationally-recognized English language test. If you haven’t already taken a test we recommend doing so soon, as it may take some time before you receive the results.

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2. Finland is the safest, cleanest and happiest country in the world

Your family and friends may be concerned about you studying in another country. But in Finland there is no need to worry!

The World Economic Forum has ranked Finland as the safest country in the world for travelers to visit. On top of that, the World Health Organization has rated Finland’s air as the cleanest on the planet, and the United Nations has ranked Finland as the world’s happiest country.

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Finland also has thousands of square kilometers of pristine forest, and bike lanes, public swimming pools, and other indoor sports facilities everywhere. So it’s easy to keep your body healthy while you put your mind to work!


3. Students in Finland get loads of discounts 

Having a student card for a Finnish university is a great deal. You not only get cheap lunches at student cafes, but also loads of discounts on travel, concerts and other activities. You can participate in organised leisure events and trips too, as well as rent sporting equipment at a discount.

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4. We offer lots of scholarships for foreign students

All our member universities offer merit-based scholarships that Master’s degree students from outside the European Economic Area 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.

Read more on the tuition fees and scholarships for each of our member universities.


5. Finland is a leading digital nation

Finland has been ranked #1 in Europe for digital skills.

In academic life, this means our universities have the latest in cutting-edge tools and facilities for students to use. And in daily life it means all our banking, tax and other administrative services can easily be handled online – leaving with you with all the time you need to focus on your studies.



Learn more about studying in Finland

Finland University serves as a gateway to one of the finest Finnish multidisciplinary Universities on offer. If you are interested in studying in Finland and would like to find out more, the downloadable Finland University guide provides a quick starting package about how to apply for International Master’s Degree Programmes and Scholarships at the member universities of Finland University.

Interested? Download the guide and learn more!

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