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Studying in Finland

Posted: 14th February 2017 09:14

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Finland is known as the best and most advanced educational system in the world attracting student from all parts of the globe.  So what makes Finland such a great place to study?

EU/EEA students and other international students with permanent residence in Finland are exempt from paying tuition fees at public Finnish universities and polytechnics.  Students come from outside the European Union may be charged tuition fees if study is carried out in a language other than Finnish or Swedish. 

Popular courses to study in Finland consist of Engineering, Design, Technology, Education, Business and Languages to list a few. 

Finland is renowned for the snowy Alps, with its winter-sports and picturesque landscapes.  If skiing and snowboarding excites you then we suggest you head for Lapland where they even offer dog-sledding, however it shouldn’t be confused with Santa Claus’ Lapland, although you may find reindeers roaming around.  Aside from snow sports you may enjoy canoeing, white-water rafting, jet-skiing amongst the many other types of water sport Finland boasts.

Depending on the length of stay, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the infamous Northern Lights.  Winter temperatures get as cold as -30 degrees Celsius but a blanket of snow is what makes the world renowned Alps even more beautiful. 

Finns have a love for rock music and there’s no shortage of it in Finland, in fact, rock music in a key feature of Finnish culture and the people are known to be warm and welcoming so you won’t be made to feel like a foreigner even though you are.