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Finland’s higher education system offers a large variety of  English-taught bachelor's and master's degree programmes in 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS), along with English-taught doctoral degree options. All universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students.

Below find more information about study options at our NCI member universities. For more comprehensive information about all the study options available go to  https://www.studyinfinland.fi/ https://studyinfo.fi/wp2/en/ , and https://migri.fi/en/studying-in-finland

University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland is a university in Finland with three campuses Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna. It was formed in 2010 by a merger of two previously independent universities, the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio.

University of Eastern Finland Source: Wikimedia Commons

Master’s Degree Programmes

A previous Bachelor’s degree corresponding to at least 3 years of full-time academic studies from an institution for higher education is required from all Master’s degree applicants. The degree should entitle the applicant to apply to Master’s studies in the country where the degree has been awarded and it should be from the same or similar field of study as the studies the applicant is applying to. Browse Master’s degree programs in English.

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PhD Programmes

Doctoral education in the University of Eastern Finland is arranged in 13 discipline specific or thematic doctoral programmes. Further information about applying to programmes, research areas and doctoral studies can be found on the homepages of doctoral programmes.


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University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki (abbreviated UH) is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire. It is the oldest and largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines available.

University of Helsinki. Source:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/higher-education-policy/university-helsinki-guidelines-and-instructions-regarding-war-ukraine

Master’s Degree Programmes

The University of Helsinki offers Master’s Programmes across a wide range of subjects. The application period to our Master’s Programmes is open until January 12th every year. Use the Degree Finder to browse different options.

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PhD Programmes

The University of Helsinki Doctoral School has 33 doctoral programmes. Doctoral study rights are applied to from the programmes. Study rights are applicable 2–5 times a year, depending on the doctoral programme.


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University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a university in Jyväskylä, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College (the so-called Teacher Seminary), founded in 1863. It is ranked as the fourth largest university in Finland when measured according to the number of master’s degrees conferred.