FAQ on studying Medicine

(Also including information on Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy)

Can I study Medicine in English in Finland?

Studies in Medicine are mainly only available in Finnish or Swedish

Full degree programmes in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine or Pharmacy are currently only available in Finnish and Swedish so you would need to speak either of our official languages fluently in order to apply. Note that the Finnish universities do not offer any 'language preparation year' options; you should be fluent in Finnish (or Swedish) already when applying - see our FAQ on language skills and also the section on Studying in Finnish or Swedish.

You should bear in mind that even with perfect Finnish/Swedish language skills, entry into undergraduate studies in these subjects is very competitive and selective.

Some Medical Sciences Master's and Doctoral degree programme options may be offered in English

On Master's level, some Medical Sciences programmes may be available in English - please see advice in the section Master's admissions for advice on how to search for programmes). If you find an interesting Medical Sciences programme, then contact the university in question for more info on admission requirements etc. Before applying to a Medical Sciences related Master's programme, you are also well advised to ask the university what particular professional qualification the Master's programme provides you with.

In case you wish to ask for detailed info about your options in Medical subjects on Master's or PhD level (and also otherwise) you need to be in direct contact with the relevant university Faculties, see listing below.

Faculties of Medicine

University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine
University of Eastern Finland: http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/
University of Oulu: http://www.oulu.fi/medicine/
University of Tampere: http://www.uta.fi/med/en/index.html
University of Turku: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/Pages/home.aspx

Veterinary Medicine

University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-veterinary-medicine

Faculties of Dental Medicine

University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine/department-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-diseases
University of Turku: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/units/dentistry/Pages/home.aspx
University of Oulu: http://www.oulu.fi/medicine/
University of Eastern Finland: http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/

Faculties/Departments of Pharmacy

University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-pharmacy
University of Eastern Finland (UEF): http://www.uef.fi/en/web/farmasia
Åbo Akademi University (only in Swedish): https://www.abo.fi/utbildningslinjer/farmaci/

The contact details are available on the Faculties' websites.

Web site addresses updated 12 June 2018 - if you come across a broken link please let us know.