Finland is located in northern Europe bordering Sweden, Norway, and Russia. The capital city is Helsinki located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Finland is well-known for its beautiful nature and saunas. Although all of these are deeply ingrained in Finnish culture, Finland has so much more to offer. Did you know that Finland, is one of the world’s most free, safe, and stable countries? What else is there to love about Finland, especially as a student?
Benefits of studying in Finland
When considering Finland as a study destination, we must mention its world-class education system. Finland eclipses the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in math, science, and reading scores. Finnish universities rank among the top 3 percent globally. Education is based on equality, personalized learning, affordability, and high-quality teaching.
Tuition fees for international students range from €6,000-€16,000 per year. The living costs are only €7000 p.a
High standards of living
Finland is the third-best country in terms of quality of life. This is because Finland meets people’s basic needs for well-being while also valuing personal freedoms. Finland is also above average in terms of health, personal security, employment and earnings, and work-life balance.
Work while you study
Finland has the longest study as you work hours compared to most European countries. You get to work 30hrs a week giving you time to earn and study.
Travel Visa-Free across the EU
With a student visa, you can travel visa-free to any EU country during weekends and school breaks. This gives you the chance to experience different cultures and cuisine, and enjoy beautiful nature throughout the EU.
Build a future after studies
When deciding on a study location, you will naturally consider the future and your life after graduation. Finland offers a 1-year residence permit extension allowing you to look for work. Finland has repeatedly been named the safest country in the world. It’s also a great place to be a mother or a child.
Fun facts about Finland
- Finland is the world’s happiest country as ranked by United Nations
- Finnish people are the world’s biggest coffee drinkers
- There are 187,888 lakes in Finland
- Finland has an estimated 2 million saunas
- Finland is home to the midnight sun, where in June and July the sun stays above the horizon, casting a white light even in the middle of the night.
- Finland is also home to the northern lights.