Study in Finland

Finland

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Finland gains

independence in the final phases of World War I. Finland separated itself from Russia when the Parliament of Finland approved the declaration of independence on 6 December 1917. The independent Finland became a republic where laws are passed by a parliament elected by the people. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna the fashionable Design District and diverse museums. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country’s Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.

Why Finland?

International students usually have a list of requirements they want their future study destination to meet. Finland fills many of those requirements according to the study. For example, Finnish education is high quality and studying in Finland is relatively affordable. Study materials are often free because many of the books can be found online these days. Even though some international students have to pay tuition fees, it is still cheaper than in many other European countries.

95% of the students that answered the International Student Barometer thought that the content of the education is important or very important and according to 94%, quality of research and costs of the education were either important or very important. Majority of the students felt that it is important that the school is well known worldwide. Students didn’t really care if the university is near their home countries; only 27% answered that it’s important or very important.

Students from non-EU countries emphasized the financial side. Opportunity for grants, tuition fee exemptions and possibility to have a job while studying were important. Cost of studies, on the other hand, weighed just as much as to all international students

Health in Finland:

While the insurance is free, it is funded by the tax system. The health insurance in Finland is superb for all residents. No matter the financial situation, all residents of Finland have access to health care and insurance and Finnish insurance covers all residents under a universal policy.

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Trade organizations: EU, WTO and OECD Statistics

  • GDP $250 billion (2017 PPP)
  • $300 billion (2014 nominal) [1]
  • GDP growth Increase2.1% (2016)
  • GDP per capita Increase$40,455(PPP; 2014)
  • Average gross salary Increase 40,600 € / 43,400 $, annual (2016-Q2)
  • Average net salary: Increase30, 100€ / 32,200$, annual (2016-Q2)

Main industries

Metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing
Population: 5.503 million (2017) Eurostat
Official languages: Finnish, Swedish, Saami, Inari


Helsinki

Capital of Finland

Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.

  • Land area: 213.8 km²
  • Weather: -2°C, Wind NW at 24 km/h, 84% Humidity
  • Local time: 4 hours difference from Pakistan
  • Population: 631,695 (2016) United Nations

Requirements:

For admission in Bachelors: Intermediate/DAE/with minimum 50%
For admission in Masters: 16 years education with minimum 50%
English Language requirements:
For Bachelors: With IELTS and without IELTS options available
For Masters: With IELTS and without IELTS options available

Documents required for admission:

  • All educational documents (Transcript & Degree)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • Passport
  • CNIC
  • IELTS if required
  • 02 Reference letters from last institute
  • Experience letter ( If any)
  • promotional video, Interview, Group Discussion on Skype (Optional)

Documents Attestation Requirements
1.Matric & Intermediate (Equivalent) Relevant Board – IBCC – Foreign Office
2. Bachelor’s Degree & Transcript HEC – Foreign Office
3.Master’s Degree & Transcript HEC – Foreign Office

 

HAME University of Applied Sciences:

HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences is an institution of higher education with seven locations in Finland. Its programs are coordinated with industry and commerce.

Acronym         HAMK
Founded         1995

Location:

Hämeenlinna; is located in the southern part of Finland, halfway from the capital city Helsinki and the vibrant city of Tampere. On a drive of 1:30 hours.  A lively city with a big heart, Hämeenlinna offers the ideal location for your studies! HAMK is on 5 Min drive from Hameenlinna.

Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • ELECTRICAL AND AUTOMATION ENGINEERING
  • CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences:

University in Pori, Finland

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences in the Satakunta region of Finland. The university is headquartered in Pori and offers additional instruction in Huittinen, Kankaanpää and Rauma. The number of students is 6,000 and the staff about 400.

Address: Satakunnankatu 23, 28130 Pori, Finland

Acronym                  SAMK
Founded                  1997

Location:
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences in the Satakunta region of Finland. Satakunta is 3:40 hours of drive from Helsinki.
Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT
  • NURSING
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • MARITIME MANAGEMENT

 

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences:

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a small university of applied sciences located in the town of Kajaani.

Acronym         KAMK
Founded         1992

Location:

Kajaani University of applied sciences is located in Kajaani Town. It is on 6-hour drive from Helsinki City. The capital of Finland.

Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • E SPORTS BUSINESS
  • ADVENTURE TOURISM
  • SPORTS ANS LEISURE MANAGEMENT

 

Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences:

Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences is a local municipality-owned Finnish institution of higher education based in six municipalities of Southern Ostrobothnia.

Seinajoki UAS provides education aiming at high-level professional qualification in the following fields:

Acronym                  SEAMK
Founded                  1995

 Location:

4 hours’ drive away from capital city Helsinki
Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 

Turku University of Applied science:

Turku University of Applied Sciences is an inspiring community of 10,000 members

– an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies.

Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of our teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy emphasizes the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making our graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills.
Founded           1992
Location:Turku University has two campuses In Turku and Salo.
Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • BACHELORS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

METROPOLIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland situated in Helsinki metropolitan area. The university has four fields of study: culture, business, health care and social services, and technology. Teaching is also provided in English.

Founded: 1992
Location:
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland situated in Helsinki metropolitan area

Bachelor’s Degrees Programs:

  • BACHELORS OF INFORMATION A TECHNOLOGY
  • BACHELORS IN INTERNATIONAL BUISNESS AND LOGISTICS
  • BACHELORS IN ELECTRONICS

Masters’ Degrees Programs:

  • MASTERS IN BUISNESS INFORMATIC
  • MASTERS IN HEALTH BUISNESS MANAGEMENT
  • MASTERS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • MASTERS IN INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

 

LAPPEENRANTA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT was established in 1969. The university’s Lappeenranta campus is situated on the shore of Lake Saimaa – the 4th biggest lake in Europe. LUT University’s second campus is in Lahti.  

Acronym                LUT
Founded                 1996

Location:

The university’s Lappeenranta campus is situated on the shore of Lake Saimaa – the 4th biggest lake in Europe. It is located on 2:40 hours of drive from Helsinki.

Masters’ Degrees Programs:

  • MASTERS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & WATER TREATMENT
  • MASTERS IN ENERGY CONVERSION
  • MASTERS IN BIO ENERGY
  • MASTERS IN SOFTWARE ENG AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • MASTERS IN MACHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • MASTERS IN ADVANCE STRUCTURE DESIGN & ROBOTIZED WELDING
  • MASTERS IN MECHATRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN
  • MASTERS IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IN MECHANICAL ENG

 

The estimated cost of Living in Finland:

In Finland, you will need a total amount of 500 – 600 EUR/month, depending on the area that you will live in. Helsinki is the most expensive city, while Lappeenranta, Pori, and Tampere are known as the most affordable student cities.

  • Single room rent €600
  • Room in sharing €150 to €250
  • Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) €67
  • Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €15
  • Food 250 – 350