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International students find Finland the best country to study in Europe

Finland stands out in international students' satisfaction, being the best country to study in Europe. A study published by the international study choice platform StudyPortals reveals that with an average satisfaction score of 9.2 out of 10. Finland took top position in the Student Satisfaction Awards 2014, projecting the views of nearly 7000 international students. In top three countries Finland was followed by Sweden and Denmark that both received the average of 9.1.

International students in Finland appreciate the high level of academics and academic standards. Also services provided for international students are seen important and receive very positive feedback. All though Finland received the highest marks there is still room for improvement. The negative comments concerned weather, city and culture, lack of travelling possibilities and high level of costs.


12 Finnish universities awarded

12 Finnish universities received ratings ranging from Excellent or Outstanding International Student Satisfaction. HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu and Tampere University of Applied Sciences obtained the highest awards for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction averaging higher than 9.5 out of 10. Nine other universities received a Certificate of Excellent International Student Satisfaction receiving satisfaction rate average of more than 9.0 out of 10.

HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

Outstanding

Gold

University of Oulu

Outstanding

Silver

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Outstanding

Bronze

Aalto University

Excellent

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Excellent

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Excellent

Tampere University of Technology

Excellent

University of Eastern Finland

Excellent

University of Helsinki

Excellent

University of Tampere

Excellent

University of Turku

Excellent

University of Vaasa

Excellent

The StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014 are projecting views of nearly 7000 students with 16,500 comments. This gives rare insights into universities’ performance from students’ perspective.

For more information, pleaes visit: StudyPortals | Student Satisfaction Award 2014 | Finland