Stand out amongst your peers. Study in Finland to secure your career
Finns or natives of Finland are acknowledged to breathe the third cleanest air in the world – according to the World Health Organization report from 2016. Arguably, this clarity (pun intended J), also leads to practical solutions that turn any potential setbacks into strong opportunities. Finland, thus offers one of the best higher education and training system globally with great international connections, academic freedom as well as affordable rates combined with high living standards.
While Finland’s system of higher education is relatively younger compared to others in Europe, this is definitely not at the expense of quality. Consider this: there are 10 universities in Finland featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, led by the University of Helsinki (oldest in Finland) is ranked 91st globally. A leader in climate change research, this university is committed to finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges of today and tomorrow as a part of the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The university boasts of competitive research structures and state-of-the-art facilities, and frequently collaborates with other world-leading institutions and research units.
The nation’s educational system finds a lot of attention globally and most recently the government of Andhra Pradesh was reported as being interested in deploying Finland’s model of education to bring about reforms in its educational system. Universities in Finland today offer a repertoire of courses primed to meet the future needs of emerging businesses and areas of study including arts, sciences, health, technology and natural sciences. Some of the other prominent varsities which are highly ranked in Finland and globally include the Aalto University found in 2010, University of Turku with over 20000 students, the university of Jyväskylä with over 15000 students, and University of Eastern Finland established in 2010.
International students should be comfortable doling out upwards of €13,000 in annual tuition fees to study in Finland, although a recent study indicates that rent and consumer prices (loosely termed as cost of living) in Helsinki tends to be much lower and local purchasing power is higher compared to other popular student destinations like Tokyo, Paris, Washington and London! Moreover, by choosing to secure your higher studies in Finland, not only will you have the chance to visit many idyllic and beautiful locations in Scandinavia (i.e. if you dream of visiting sparkling lakes, long stretches of beach, dense forests populated by wolves and bears (!) or really dig uber-cool indie galleries and coffee shops and modern design and architecture in your spare time) but also get the chance to make the world a better place with research efforts primed to advancing towards a better future with collaboration with leading policy makers and business leaders.
You’ll earn a world-class education at one of Europe’s leading seats of higher education and research, and amass a major reputation. With over half a million friendly faces, a vibrant urban atmosphere, and 60,000 students from around the globe, Helsinki is a perfect potpourri to pursue that master’s degree and immerse yourself in a culture of motivated, inspirational, and brilliant people. What’s more, you ask? A recent report from Finland’s Centre for International Mobility indicates that over 44% of foreign graduates continued to stay and were gainfully employed in Finland for over five years.