Finland is one of the hottest destinations for international students. Which is ironic, because it has the coldest weather out there. I know, that was a terrible joke. I'll move on.
The thing is: besides the fact that the Finnish passport has a flipbook with a walking moose, Finland has some of the best and most prestigious universities in the world. Since you have so many to choose from, we could help you out and suggest the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Tampere, and the University of Oulu, or let you check out the 9 below.
|Universities||Times Higher Education Ranking (2023)||Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2022)||TopUniversities Ranking (2023)||U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2023)|
|University of Helsinki||110||92||106||99|
|University of Oulu||301||401||392||447|
|University of Turku||351||401||291||342|
|University of Vaasa||351||-||-||-|
|University of Jyväskylä||401||701||347||520|
|Åbo Akademi University||601||-||601||-|
|University of Eastern Finland||601||601||551||487|
World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.
QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.
Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.
Finland is an excellent choice for all internationals and especially for EU/EEA students who can study at local public universities for free. The beautiful Nordic country has one of the best education systems in the world and ranks among the safest and happiest nations in the world. You can also choose from over 400 English-taught programmes. In your spare time, you can explore the breathtaking Finnish nature and landscapes, as well as the numerous lakes that give the country the nickname ‘The Land of a Thousand Lakes.’ From here, you can easily travel to neighbouring countries like Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, or Estonia.
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