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Universities

Finland has two types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS).
English-taught degree programmes are offered on bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Universities of applied sciences offer professionally oriented higher education and have strong ties with working life and regional development.

Universities focus on scientific research and the education they provide is based on it. Doctoral programmes are offered by the universities.

Check out the university list below to see where you could be studying!

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Aalto University

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction

Would you like to be involved in creating something unique and changing the world? At Aalto University, we believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way. From Aalto you'll get more than a degree.

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Arcada University of Applied Sciences

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

Arcada is a modern University of Applied Sciences, located in Helsinki. We offer high-quality education, further education, specialisation studies and open studies. We work for sustainable development, believe in close contact with the workplace and conduct research relevant to the world we live in.

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Centria University of Applied Sciences

  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies

Centria University of Applied Sciences welcomes students and staff from tens of different countries. This cosmopolitan student and staff population creates a truly international atmosphere and a multicultural study environment.

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Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

  • Health and welfare

Diak is Finland’s largest provider of UAS-level education in social work. Our part-time BA and MA programmes focus on themes such as community development work, people’s participation and empowerment, human rights and conflict resolution as well as global health care.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences logo

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Services

Haaga-Helia is a highly business orientated university in Finland. Our roots are in business and we are professionals with truly international mindset. We work closely with the companies and communities to build dynamic models for mutually beneficial cooperation.