Apr 13, 2019

List of Top Ranking Universities in Finland 2019-2020

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Finland is one of the happiest countries in the world, according to many surveys and researches from all over the world. Study in Finland offers much more than its nordic counterparts. Finland Universities for international students is one of the best options to study abroad. Students looking for bachelor’s, Masters or even the top Universities in Finland for PhD, have plenty of options to choose from. Here is the list of Top Universities in Finland:

List of Top Ranking Universities in Finland 2019

1. University of Helsinki

Undoubtedly one of the top 20 Universities from the Europe, University of Helsinki is the top University of Finland. It is the founding member of League of European Research Universities, and as that position suggests, the University of Helsinki is a research heavy University focused on innovation. There are number of bachelors, Masters and Doctoral studies.

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Helsinki

99

107

2. Aalto University

The Aalto University was established as a merger of three of the most renowned universities in Finland, namely Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics, and University of Art and Design Helsinki. It is Finland’s second largest University with more than 17500 students. The main campus of the university is located in Espoo, where engineering and bachelor’s in business programs are. School of business and School of arts design and architecture are located on the Helsinki's peninsula, and the other campuses are also in Mikkeli and Pori.

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Espoo

181

134

3. University of Turku

Another large university in terms of student enrolment, the University has a number of faculties, namely for Humanities, Science and Engineering, Medicine, Law, Social Science, Education, and Economics. There are number of English language courses for the international students. The University of Turku was made public in 1974, and it is a member of coimbra group, a group of Prestigious European Universities for multidisciplinary Universities of high international standards.

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Turku

351-400

287

4. University of Jyväskylä

Apart from being the oldest English speaking University in the Finland (1863 AD), it is also one of the most popular and selective universities in Finland. In terms of the student enrolment in master’s programs, it is the second largest University in Finland. There are multiple faculties in University like Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology, Education and Psychology, Sport and Health Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, School of Business and Economics.

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Jyväskylä

401-500

346

5. Tampere University

Tampere University is the latest merger between two of the most significant Universities in the city of Tampere. As a result of merger between Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere, the University was recently established in January 2019. The Tampere University of Technology was some of the most research heavy Universities, and it has close ties with many companies such as Nokia for the research. The University of Tampere is more academic, just as prestigious University with number of disciplines, established back in 1925.

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Tampere University of Technology

401-500

395

University of Tampere, Finland

201-250

6. University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is one of the larger public Universities in Finland, established in 1958. There are 16000 students enrolled in the University of Oulu, and the staff is of the 3000 members. The disciplines in the University include Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Education, Humanities, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Science, Medicine, Technology, Mining, Architecture, and business.

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Oulu

251-300

374

7. University of Eastern Finland

Another University which is result of a merger, The University of Eastern Finland was established in 2010 as a merger between Universities of  University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio. The Universities had close co-operations even before the merger, and the campuses for the University of Eastern Finland still has its campus in both the cities. There are number of disciplines available: Theology, Social sciences, Psychology, Pharmacy, Natural sciences, Medicine, Law, Humanities, Health sciences, Forest sciences, Education, Economics and business administration, Dentistry

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Joensuu, Kuopio

351-400

498

8. Lappeenranta University of Technology

One of the most renowned technical Universities in Finland, LUT University is located at the shores of Saimaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe. The University has three main departments of education, namely LUT School of Energy Systems, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT School of Business and Management. There are number of programs like Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Digital Transformation , and course like International Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship..

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Lappeenranta

501-600

491

9. Abo Akademi University

The Abo Akademi University is the only exclusive Swedish University in Finland, However the University offers a number of English taught courses for the international students. The University campuses are located in both Turku and Vaasa, with four main departments of study, namely Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology (located in Turku), Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies (Vaasa), Faculty of Science and Engineering (Turku, Vaasa), Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics (Turku, Vaasa).

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Turku

-

541-550

 

Honourable Mention:

University of Lapland:

The northernmost University of European Union, University of Lapland is located in Rovaniemi and was established in 1979. It has four faculties of studies: Art and Design, Education, Law, and Social Services. Being the northernmost University means the winters are cold at the University of Lapland, and the summers are almost not existent. The University of Lapland is a rewarding University for international students, and the arctic centre for research is something unique about the research.

Finland Universities Admission for International Students:

International students can apply to Top Universities in Finland on the Studyinfo.fi website for both Universities of Applied Sciences and Traditional Universities. There is a joint application option, where students can apply to upto six study programs at different Universities, and a separate application option where one can apply to each program specifically. The joint application asks student to set a priority of for the programs which cannot be changed later.

The most common application deadline for the English taught Universities at top Universities in Finland is 25th January, and all the required documents should be submitted before 8th February.

It is advisable to check the University requirements and application process with the Universities you are applying to first. The course and program details can be found here: Universities in Finland.

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