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 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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University of Eastern Finland (UEF) logo

University of Eastern Finland

  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary
  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Education
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. We show courage in crossing academic boundaries and and we enjoy international recognition. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

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University of Helsinki

  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary
  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

We offer over 30 broad international Master's programmes in English. As one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities we rank amongst the top 20 universities in Europe and top 100 universities worldwide. Read about our excellent programmes and student stories on our admissions page.

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University of Jyväskylä

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Education
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Services
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer 14 two-year Master’s degree programmes in English, which lead to an officially recognized Master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies. Our six faculties host over 14000 students from 100 countries.

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University of Lapland

  • Arts and humanities
  • Education
  • Services

University of Lapland combines arctic expertise with fields like art and design, education and tourism and quality education with state of the art study facilities. With strategic focuses on themes like responsible tourism and service design, you will find innovative co-operation across disciplines.

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University of Oulu

  • Business, administration and law
  • Education
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, with 8 faculties, over 14,000 students, and nearly 3000 employees. Our degree programmes are inspiring and student centered, and they encourage each student to achieve their full academic potential. This has created a culture where anything is possible. As a fact, many innovations that have changed the world have their roots here in Oulu.