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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.

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Metropolia UAS logo

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

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

Metropolia UAS is the largest UAS in Finland with 16 500 students. We offer 68 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 11 of them taught in English, in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. We have about 900 foreign degree students and 90 nationalities.

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Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • 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 degree programs 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
  • 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 9000 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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Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Services

Saimaa UAS is an institute of higher education in Lappeenranta, Southeast Finland, that offers degrees in five fields. We have 3400 students – 450 of them being international degree students. Our vision is to be the most international institute of higher education in Finland in 2025.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences SAMK logo

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.