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

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

At Arcada in Helsinki we offer top-ranked higher education at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. All programmes include practical training periods, giving you a head start to your future career. Join us in creating smart and sustainable solutions for a dynamic professional life – 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 welcomes students and staff from various countries around the world. This cosmopolitan student and staff population creates a truly international atmosphere and a multicultural study environment. Centria offers 8 Bachelor's degree programmes and 1 Master's degree programme in English.

 

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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.