Study in Finland; free tuition universities, living cost and how to apply

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In Finland, universities are operating tuition free since education is funded by the government. As a student studying in Finland, you only need to budget for your living expenses which is estimated at €600 per month. This amount covers the cost of accommodation, food, books, clothes etc

Breakdown of Living Cost

Generally, the cost of living in Finland as a whole is estimated at 600 Euros every month, though it depends on ones spending habbits. Rent in the student dormitory is about 300 Euros a month. Launch at the unicafe student cafeterias costs between 2.30 and 4.30 Euros for undergraduate students and 4.25 and 6.20 for postgraduate students.

Undergraduate application procedure

All admission applications are done through the university admissions Finland’s my UAF service. This service is free, all you need do is create an account with them and start your admission application.

All undergraduate applicants will be expected to write an entrance examination on getting to Finland . Entrance examinations are the sole avenue to undergraduate programme at Finnish universities.  This policy applies to all applicants both Finnish and foreign alike. Also note that this entrance examination is a written, subject related test with one or several books to read. The minimum point requirements are defined by the admissions board of the university.

Application period

Application period for undergraduate studies in Finland is usually between March and April. Note that the undergraduate studies are only available in Finnish or Swedish languages.

Admission period for postgraduate studies begins November and closes 31 January at 16.00 [GMT]. Please note that degree programmes have different deadlines, so you have to check deadlines from the university webpage to know when to send your application.

Fees and tuition

Like I said at the onset, universities in Finland are tuition free! Education is subsidized by the state through the ministry of education, and  students are exempted from fee payment. This also applies to the international degree students and visiting students as well.

How to apply

All admissions into Finish universities are carried out by university admissions Finland’s my UAF service. You can create an account with them and manage your application

List of tuition free universities in Finland

  • Ø Helsinki University Of Technology
  • Ø Helsinki School Of Economics and Business Administration
  • Ø University of Helsinki
  • Ø University of Lapland
  • Ø University of Oulu
  • Ø University of Tampere
  • Ø University of Vaasa
  • Ø University of Kuopio

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  1. adejoro says

    Hello admin, how can u assist I want to go for my master in finland on History and Int’l Studies. And I graduated with second class lower CGPA 3.02.wot are d step for me to take.and how much money can cover all this upto my Arrival converted to Nigeria Money pls.

  2. Dan says

    Thanks so much, for a very informative thread, I have a PGD in chemistry, with a 3rd class degree in Nigeria, is it possible to do Master with this result? Or should I apply for Bsc again. Thanks

  3. segunmola says

    Hello, sir!
    Kudos to you, sir for the job done so far.
    Sir, I’m a third-year student at a foremost university in Nigeria and I’m hoping to study for my masters(MPH) in Finland. I have sent a number of e-mails to schools over there and they have told me that my bachelor’s degree would qualify me for admission into the programme. But, sir, I intend to apply some few months before completing my degree, using the results from my first three years at school (which by God’s grace are very okay), hoping that I would be able to send my final results to the school later that year. I’d therefore like to know if this would hamper my admission in any way.
    I hope to hear from you soon.

    • says

      Hi Segunmola, schools will need to see your degree certificate and transcripts before giving you admission. So I will advice that you complete your degree, get the certificate before you start your application.

  4. victoria says

    Pls someone from Nigeria who wants to study Medicine in finland .what are the requirements? Both visa and other fees lk ow much ll it cost?

    • says

      Hi Sandra, most schools in Finland accept a PTE score of 62 (with a minimum of 52 in Writing section). The next admission will begin October/November

  5. reuben says

    can i have admissions as an under graduate with an advance level certificate with 3 point in mathematics, geography and economics

    • says

      Hi Reuben, all undergraduate applicants into Finnish Universities write entrance examination before they are considered for admission. The 3 points you have in those subjects should not stop you from applying for admission. You will surely be shortlisted for the entrance exams so long as you meet other requirements.

  6. tag a says

    pls I want information on admission for any university’s English language studies PhD programme in Finland. When, what, where and how to secure my admission would help. thanks and very urgent pls.

  7. egbe james takor says

    i have had a bachelor degree in management and wiishing to have an opprtunity to study in this univerty

  8. Hamid Ibrahim says

    please if one’s B.Sc does not meet the academic requirement for masters degrees in Finland, is there any program like pre masters or post graduate diploma to apply for?

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