In Finland many Universities are tuition free as education in the country is financed by the government. Students who intend to study in Finland only need to make provision for their living expenses such as feeding, accommodation, books, travel and more which is estimated to cost about 600 Euros per month.
BREAKDOWN OF COST OF LIVING IN FINLAND
Cost of living in Finland generally is estimated to cost about 600 Euros a month, although this depends on the spending habits of a student. Costs and expenses a student will take care off include paying rent in the student hostel which is about 300 Euros a month, having lunch at the canteen which costs between 2.30-4.30 Euros for undergraduate students and 4.25-6.20 for postgraduate students.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR UNDERGRAUDATES
All applications for admission are done through the university admission and Finland’s UAF service. This service cost nothing and all a student needs to do is set up an account with them and begin applying for admission.
All students applying for undergraduate admission are expected to write an entrance examination when they get to Finland. Entrance examinations are the major way to gaining admission to undergraduate programs at universities in Finland. This policy is not only for foreign students as it also applies to students from Finland.
It is important to note that this entrance examination is a written subject related test with one or many books to read. The least required points are stated by the university admissions board.
The duration for application for undergraduate programs in Finland is most times between March and April. It should be noted that undergraduate programs are taught in Swedish or Finish languages.
The duration for postgraduate programs starts in November and ends on January 31 at 16.00 GMT. It should be noted that degree programs have different deadlines so students should endeavour to check university deadlines through their webpage to know when to apply.
TUITION AND FEES
As stated earlier, tuition is free in Finland. This applies to international degree students as well as students visiting.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications for admission are done through the university admission and Finland’s UAF service. All a student needs to do is set up an account with them and begin applying for admission.
Below is a list of tuition free universities in Finland
University of Tampere
University of Vaasa
University of Kuopio
Helsinki University of Technology
Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration
University of Helsinki
University of Lapland
University of Oulu