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How to apply

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How to apply?

This section will provide you with some general guidelines for applying to the Finnish higher education system, including issues such as:

We also have a checklist called "Your steps to Finland" - you might find that a helpful page to start with!

NB: it is not advisable to use the services of any educational consultancies or agencies when submitting your application. Please see section 'Use of educational agencies' for some reasons why!

You can find information on practical issues like visas/student residence permits, student accommodation, cost of living, working during studies etc. in the 'Living in Finland' section of this site.

Finnish higher education institutions offer a wide variety of interesting degree level programmes available completely in English. You can browse through the available options in the ‘study programmes database’ section of this website.

If you already know the institution and programme you wish to apply to, you can of course go directly to the website of the institution for further information. You can find the institutions' Admissions pages listed in the ‘Where to study’ section of this site.

  • after getting acquainted with the basics presented on these pages, please study carefully the detailed application instructions on the admission sites.
  • you can always contact the admission offices of the institutions for advice.

Note that some of your questions may also be answered in the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.

Please note

Please note that www.studyinfinland.fi is not an admissions page! This site only provides the general guidelines on issues related to studying in Finland. For detailed information concerning your eligibility, the admission procedure or the application requirements, please contact the Admissions Office of the institution you are applying to.

"Study in Finland" (CIMO) does not make any eligibility decisions on behalf of the Finnish higher education institutions, nor do we handle any study applications.

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