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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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

Interested in a career in public health, environmental law or chemistry? Want to change the way we think about societies, cultures, the environment and well-being? Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? The University of Eastern Finland offers a wide range of programmes taught in English.

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University of Helsinki

  • 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

Do you want to join a university with a mission? As one of the top 1% research universities in the world, we believe that knowledge can change attitudes, people and society – for the world. You can study in English in the Bachelor’s Programme in Science, 36 Master’s and 32 doctoral programmes.

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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
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer 17 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
  • Services
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

University of Lapland combines arctic expertise with fields like art and design, education, law, social sciences and tourism research, 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 a well-ranked science university with 8 faculties, 13,500 students, and 3000 employees. Our degree programmes are inspiring and encourage students to achieve their full academic potential. As a fact, many innovations that have changed the world have their roots here in Oulu.