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Top Reasons to Study in Finland for International Students

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Top Reasons to Study in Finland for International Students

Finland is one of the most emerging study abroad destination among the students who want to study abroad. There are multiple reasons behind that, and today we are discussing five of the top reasons why more and more international students choose Finland as their study abroad destination:

1. Globalization

There are more than 30000 international students in Finland, and the number is always expected to grow. That makes Finland a potpourri of the cultures, with the students coming to Finland from all over the world. The Globalization also helps the students for their employment as there are Finnish companies looking forward to hiring the English speaking individuals for international expansion. The economy of Finland is also one of the most stable economies in Europe, making the country a lucrative option for the international students. The government of Finland aims to have 100000 international students by 2020, and you can be one of them.

2. Prestigious Education

Finland is home to 10 of the world’s top ranked universities. The University of Helsinki is the top University of Finland, ranking at 110 in the top 1000 universities in the world. The other top universities include Aalto University, University of Turku, Tampere University of Technology and University of Jyvaskyla. These are just five of them. The Universities in Finland are some of the highly rated education institution, and they are also heavily funded research universities by the government of Finland. Apart from the university rankings, Finland tops many lists as the perfect study abroad destination overall. There are some courses, like Communication, environmental science, and information technology where Finnish Universities excel the most, and as a result, they are the most popular courses among the students.

3. Affordable Education:

If you are an EU/EEA student, or enrolling for a course that is taught either in Finnish or Swedish, there are no tuition fees to study in Finland. There are also no tuition fees for the exchange students and candidates who are applying for the PhD courses.

Even for the students who do not fall into any of these categories, the education is comparatively affordable than other English speaking destinations, and popular destinations like London, Paris and Tokyo. To help with the study costs, there are also number of scholarships for international students.

4. English Taught Courses

There are more than 400 English taught courses at Universities in Finland. It is not compulsory to learn Finnish or Swedish to study in Finland. To attract more and more international students, the universities in Finland have started to introduce more and more English taught Programs. Moreover, the number of English taught programs is only going to increase in coming years. 70 percent of the total population understand and can hold a conversation in English, off campus interactions are not an issue, either.

5. Best Country to Live:

According to numerous surveys and studies, the country is one of the safest countries to live on the planet. As we have mentioned before, it has one of the most stable and growing economies in Europe, and therefore a developed country. Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland) have always been known as few of the most “happiest” countries in the world, and that is something that should be on every international student’s list. The country is a perfect blend of modernization and tradition, with metropolitan like Helsinki and snow covered forests which are untouched.

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