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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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Metropolia UAS logo

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

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

Metropolia UAS is the largest UAS in Finland with over 16 000 students. We offer our students flexible and individualized study paths for lifelong learning in Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. We have 14 degree programmes taught in English on BA- and MA-level.

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Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary
  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Services

Novia UAS offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation and trains students to become experts and developers based on the requirements of working life. High quality Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes provide students with a proper platform for their future careers.

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Oulu University of Applied Sciences

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

Located in Northern Finland, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) is the country's 5th largest university of applied sciences with over 9500 students including 500 international degree and exchange students. We offer education on both Bachelor's and Master's level in Finnish and in English.

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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare

Approx. 6,000 students including over 300 international students ensure that SAMK is an internationally oriented and innovative place to study on the west coast of Finland. SAMK is known for its quality of education: students have ranked us to be among the five best universities of applied sciences.

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Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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

Savonia is one of Finland’s biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Study in a modern and international environment that supports your professional ambitions and continuous learning! At Savonia, you set your own limits. Find us in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus.