Apply study in Finland
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Finland isa republic located in Northern Europe, with a population of about 5 million.
- Finland’s Capital is Helsinki.
- Official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Especially younger Finns understand English relatively well.
- Finland was part of Sweden until1809, then autonomous grand duchywithin the Russian empire.
- Most Finns speak good English; therefore students can communicate with locals with ease.
- Euro is the official currency of Finland.
Some of the famous cities in Finland are:
Why Study in Finland?
- Relevance of Education to Working Life
- Quality Education
- Good Job Prospects
- Post study work VISA of up to 2 years
Education in Finland
They have No standardized testing, Accountability for teachers (not required), Cooperation not competition, Make the basics a priority.
Universities offer a range of options for scholarships both for bachelor’s and master’s level international students, as The first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years, the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns required credits for the program.
Quality of Education
- World‐class and modern education
- Cutting edge education (OECD, PISA survey2006 ‐ 2012)
- The most competitive, happiest and wealthy country
- Excellent infrastructure and a well‐functioning society
- Trust, Honesty, Equality, Positive attitude, Flexibility
- A safe and clean environment, Corruption‐free
- The home of Nokia, Kone, UPM – High‐Tech society
- The home of Santa Claus & Angry Birds –friendly people
- “Finland ranked as the best overall country, aswell as the best high‐income country and the best country for education” (Newsweek, 18 August, 2010)
Part Time work/Student Jobs
- International Students can also work for 25 hours per week (part‐time) on average during the academic year and work full time with no restrictions during holidays.
- Typically the current minimum wage in the cleaning branch is €7.30 per hour. The average hourly wage amongst industrial worker is about €14 per hour
- Studentswith Finnish language skills are entitled for higher wages as compared to the students having no skills.
- Lappeenranta University of Technology
- HAMKHäme University of Applied Sciences
- Haaga‐Helia University of Applied Sciences
- Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Intake and Deadlines
Autumn – August
Deadlines for Applications:
Autumn – Starts from 9th January to 23rd January (for online registration) and 30th January for documents uploading.
- 12th with minimum 55%
- Minimum 55% in bachelor’s degree + 3 years of work experience (for some courses)
Student selection criteria:
- Online entrance examination + interview
- SAT test
Durations and Tuition Fees
- Duration for all courses will be around 12‐24 Months.
- Tuitions fees will go approximately from 10,000 to 13,000 Euros
Note: The Current INR Rate is 1 Euros – Rs. 82.00
Documents required forApplication to Institutions
- Passport copy.
- Marks Sheets of 10th and 12th and Bachelors.
- Degree Certificate.
- Bachelor’s wise Mark sheets/Semester‐Wise
- Recommendation letters
- Statement of Purpose.
- TOEFL / IELTS score.
- Work Experience (If any).
Eligibility Criteria for FinlandStudent Visa or Residence Permit
To be eligible for Finland Student Visa or Residence Permit you must fulfill the following conditions:
- You must provide the official letter of acceptance issued by your hosting Finnish university or educational institute or polytechnic
- You must have a valid passport
- Your passport must have a validity that exceeds the duration of the visa or residence permit you are applying for by at least 3 months
- Your passport must have been issued within the previous10 years
- you must have a copy of your completed and signed application form
Eligibility Criteria for Finland Student Visa or Residence Permit
You must provide proof of your financial ability so as to support yourself financially during your entire period of study in Finland and for your return transportation. At present, a student must have a minimum of EUR 560 (INR 43,316.17) per month for staying in Finland. This means the student must have minimum EUR 6720 (INR 519,794.02) per year for his or her expenses in Finland.
You must provide a recent statement of your financial situation from your bank that shows you have at least EUR 6720 in your bank account. Note that students undertaking degree courses in Finland must have funds for one year at a time.
Documents required for FinlandStudent Visa
Below mentioned documents are required for a Student Visa Application:
- Application Visa Form.
- 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole‐
- Face capture with a light background.
- Travel Medical Insurance Visa confirmation of minimum 30,000 €
- A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Finland
- Proof of Accommodation
- Means of Subsistence ‐ Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay
Note: The funds are to be shown in the student’s account only.