Studying in Finland, required documents, age requirements, scholarships and costs is one of the topics that we intend to discuss in this article. Finland is one of the most popular countries for university education and many young people want to travel there to continue their education. Many people do not have information about educational conditions and for them these questions are raised: is it possible to study for free in Finland? What documents are required for admission to Finnish universities? We are here to answer all your questions.
Why study in Finland?
Finland is a European country known as the country of a thousand lakes, located in Northern Europe and covered with forests and lakes. Finland is one of the Scandinavian countries. The capital of this country is Helsinki. The population of this country is more than 4.5 million people, which is known as the least dense country in Europe. The majority of the people of this country follow Christianity, Finnish and Swedish are the official languages of this country, and about 90% of the people of this country speak Finnish. Having a top rank in social welfare has made this country always a good choice for studying and immigrating.
In this article, we explain the following:
– The cost of studying in Finland
-Cost of living in Finland
– Scholarship types and age requirements
Student residence in Finland
The student residence in Finland is the same as in other European countries, and students can use the student dormitory provided by the university. That is, live with other students or take a house or a room individually, you must have determined the place of living four months before the migration according to your place of study. Note that the farther you live from the city center, the cheaper the rents.
Student health care
Student healthcare in Finland does not only help with the general health of students, but also includes services related to oral, dental and psychological issues. The membership fee of the student union is 100 euros per year for health care.
The cost of education and living in different cities
Tuition is free for EU students. But for students outside the European Union, an average of 5 to 18 thousand euros per year must be paid for university tuition. These figures are average, and the tuition of your chosen university may be lower or higher than this amount.
Average cost of living in Finland
To study in Finland, your monthly fee is usually between 750 and 900 euros, which can change with the lifestyle of individuals, as in any other country, the cost of living and rents are higher in the capital of Finland and in cities such as Tampere, Puri And Lapertanta are cheaper.
Average monthly expenses in different cities:
Up to 1.580 euros per month 980
- Geo Scala
Up to 1.100 euros per month 700
Up to 1.000 euros per month 660
Up to 1.300 euros per month 870
student card (Frank)
Frank card or student card is available to students from high school to master’s level, including international students, and this card shows that you are a student. From it to reduce the price of various services such as goods, shops, theaters, clubs, phone accessories, travel, transportation, restaurants, etc. is used
Ways to stay, live and study in Finland
There are three accommodation options for students:
– A single room, in shared student apartments, where the rent is 160 to 380 euros per month (if you choose a separate apartment, the rent will be higher)
– Student dormitories that are usually introduced by the university itself, and their rent is 250 to 350 euros per month.
– Renting a unit in an apartment costs 400 to 800 euros, which you can help reduce costs by getting together with other students and getting a shared unit. The farther the apartment is from the city center, the lower the cost of renting it.
Average rents in different cities (monthly)
- The city of Helsinki
Almost 800 euros and up
- Turku city
Approximately 290 to 370 euros
- Olu city
400 euros and up
- Tempera city
Approximately 200 to 900 euros
University tuition fees
Finnish universities are free for people who are members of the European Union, but for people outside the European Union, studying in English starts at 1,500 euros per year, and it is even possible to increase the tuition up to 25,000 euros per year.
To study in Finland, the average tuition and fees for international students in English-speaking universities is 10,000 to 16,000 euros per year (depending on the university, the figures can be lower or higher).
Average tuition fees in the top four universities in Finland:
- University of Helsinki with world rank 110
- Aalto University with a global ranking of 140
- University of Oulu with a world rank of 376
- University of Tampere ranked 601-650 globally
The average cost of food from the local supermarket is 200 to 250 euros per month, which you can buy from discount stores.
The cost of a meal in an affordable restaurant is 11 to 13 euros.
Cost of food for study stay in Finland
A meal at a cheap restaurant
Bottle of mineral water (0.33 liters)
Orange (1 kg)
Onion (1 kg)
Lettuce (1 head)
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
Tomatoes (1 kg)
Potatoes (1 kg)
fresh bread (500 grams)
Rice (white), (1 kg)
Chicken fillet (1 kg)
beef or red meat (1 kg)
Cheese (1 kg)
By using public transportation, you will spend 35 to 50 euros per month for your transportation, of course, you can also rent a car, which will cost 230 euros for 5 days.
Documents required for admission to study in Finland
One of the main steps to study in Finland is the admission to one of the country’s universities, which must be accepted.
Required documents for admission:
- Presentation of academic resume
- Submit a resume
- Having a student insurance policy
- University tuition payment certificate
- Proof of residence in Finland
- Submission of an acceptance letter from the chosen university
- Translation of birth certificate
- Presentation of passport
- 300 euro university registration fee slip
- Providing a language certificate accepted by the relevant university
- Two photos
- Providing a certificate of no bad criminal record
- -Providing a certificate of annual financial ability of 10 to 12 thousand euros
Scholarship in Finland
It is possible to obtain a Finnish scholarship at different stages. The scholarship in undergraduate and master’s degrees is such that the student must pay the cost of his first year of education so that according to the performance and grades of the first year, it is possible to get a scholarship, and in the doctoral degree, it is possible to get a scholarship from the very beginning. It requires an excellent resume, having a supervisor, IELTS with a score of 7 and above, and ISI articles.
In general, to study in Finland, students learn the Finnish language during their studies, which is free, and they can benefit from a 30-60% scholarship. Also, if they become fully fluent and decide to learn Finnish for the rest of their education, the entire education process becomes free.
-Finland Government Scholarship Pool program
For doctoral studies and research in Finnish universities or public research institutes, the duration of the course is 3 to 9 months.
Suitable for doctoral students and researchers from all countries and academic fields who wish to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
-University of Tampere International Scholarships:
For students looking for an EEA international master’s program suitable for non-EU nationals/
They are in university.
-Aalto University International\ Master Scholarships in Finland:
Aalto University has skills and expertise in science, art, technology and business.
-EMARO+ Masters Scholarships for non-EU and EU Students:
It is suitable for non-EU and EU students. EMARO+ Masters scholarship
Age requirements for studying in Finland
There are no special conditions or restrictions for studying in Finland, and applicants of any level and age can apply for educational immigration. But it is better to act under 30 years. Regarding the students who have an academic gap, it should be mentioned that Finland has no problem with students continuing their studies with an academic gap and students of any age and despite the age gap can apply for a Finnish study visa and the benefits of studying and living in this country Enjoy the beautiful country.
If you intend to continue studying in Finland and want to get more information about fees and scholarships, contact our colleagues at Andisheh Migration Institute.