World-leading higher education institutions

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 on bachelor's and master's level, and have strong ties with working life and regional development.

Universities focus on scientific research and the education they provide is based on it. Universities offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral (PhD) level programmes.

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
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Ranked as one of the best universities in the world, Aalto University is a unique blend of science & technology, business & economics, and arts & design. We enable you to solve grand challenges and create wellbeing in society. Come study at Aalto in English at Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD level.

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Arcada University of Applied Sciences

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

At Arcada in Helsinki we offer high-quality education at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Our programmes combine theory and practice, making our alumni sought-after experts on the job market. Join us in creating smart and sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow – it’s your time to shine!

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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 offers students a wide choice of educational opportunities, practically oriented Bachelor's and Master's studies, and excellent connections to the professional world. Our cosmopolitan student and staff population create a truly international atmosphere and a multicultural study environment.

 

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences logo

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

  • Health and welfare
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

Diak is Finland’s largest provider of UAS-level education in social work. Our Bachelor's and Master's 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.

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

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

Haaga-Helia is a strongly business-oriented university. With us, you can become an expert in business, tourism, hotel and restaurant management, information technology or sports coaching and management. Our goal is to provide students with the skills and mindset to succeed in the world of tomorrow.