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 Turku

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business, administration and law
  • Education
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Social sciences, journalism and information

The University of Turku is an active international academic community. Our aim is to provide students with innovative problem-solving skills and a high-standard education based on latest research. The graduates of UTU are experts and visionaries who reach beyond the traditional discipline borders.

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University of Vaasa

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

University of Vaasa is one of the most international universities in Finland. Our accredited programmes in business and innovative programmes in technology attract students from around the world. Friendly atmosphere and top-quality education provide you with a unique foundation for your future.

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University of the Arts Helsinki

  • Arts and humanities

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) offers the highest education in fine arts, music, theatre and dance in over 30 study programmes. Uniarts Helsinki = Academy of Fine Arts + Sibelius Academy + Theatre Academy.

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Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

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

VAMK is an international University of Applied Sciences situated in Western Finland. We provide high-level theoretical and practical oriented education in Finnish and in English at Bachelor and Master´s level. VAMK has approximately 3 300 students and around 350 international degree students.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

  • Business, administration and law
  • Health and welfare

Xamk is located in South-Eastern Finland, but with us passion to learn isn’t bound to time, place or method – it’s a way of looking at the world. Our learning environments are modern, comfortable & highly valued by our students. You are guided by student services throughout your studies.