World-leading higher education institutions


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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Åbo Akademi University

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

Åbo Akademi University (founded in 1918) is the only multidisciplinary Swedish-language university in Finland. Out of our 7000 students about 1000 are international students. Our campuses in Turku and Vaasa are small, friendly with easy access to services and activities and a change to combine studies with an incredible cultural experience.