Finland is a growing place to study because it attracts almost 30,000 international students every year… And it’s easy to understand why! It is one of the best places to live and study in the world because it has a beautiful, spooky landscape, a modern higher education system, and great programs. So, if cheap study abroad sounds like your cup of tea, or tee in Finnish, keep reading to find out five great reasons to study in Finland.
1. Helsinki is out of the way and full of people from all over the world.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a great place for college students who want to have a real adventure without being cut off from the rest of the world. Helsinki has about 600,000 people, so it doesn’t have the overwhelming crowds and sprawl of other capitals. However, it still has the feel of an international hub, which you can see in its lively art scene and growing start-up culture.
2. You’ll get a lot for your money.
International students will now have to pay between €13,000 and €18,000 per year to study in Finland, but home and EU students will not have to pay any fees. According to Numbeo.com, rent and consumer prices in Helsinki tend to be lower and local purchasing power is higher than in other popular student cities like London, Paris, or Tokyo.
3. Explore Scandinavia.
If you go to school in Finland, you’ll be close to many beautiful places in Scandinavia. From Lapland to the west coast of Finland to the Northern Lights, you’ll have easy access to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Whether you want to see sparkling lakes, long stretches of beach, dense forests with wolves and bears (! ), or really cool indie galleries, coffee shops, and modern design and architecture, Finland should have something for you.
4. Join the challenge in Helsinki!
Sign up for this science-based competition and idea accelerator to try to solve the 17 global problems listed by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Make a team of three to ten people and work with scientists, government agencies, artists, and businesses to come up with new ideas for how to solve problems.
5. Change the world for the better.
Many of the classes taught at the University of Helsinki are connected to important research for the future of humanity and involve working with people who make public policy and run businesses. Check out the many master’s programs offered at the University of Helsinki. How will you help make the world a better place?
6. Join the University of Helsinki’s group of creative thinkers.
The University of Helsinki is the oldest university in Finland. According to the QS World University Rankings, it is one of the top 100 universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is a leader in climate change research, and it works hard to find answers to some of the biggest problems of today and tomorrow. The university has competitive research structures and state-of-the-art facilities. It also often works with other top institutions and research groups from around the world.
International and EU students can choose from a range of master’s programs taught in English at the University of Helsinki. If you have any questions about moving to Finland or being an international student at the university, you can contact us by email, Facebook, or the university blog.