Study In Finland 2021: A Complete Step By Step Guide Including Best Universities

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Asides from Finland being the happiest country in the world, the following reasons are why you should choose to study in Finland. Zero to low tuition fees: Public universities in Finland are all tuition free for students coming from European Union (EU)/ European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland. Students coming from outside these countries are required to pay tuition fees. Good education system: The Finnish education system is the best because it pays attention to individual students’ needs, discourages competition among students, and promotes collaboration and also the students are not graded based on their exam performance but on the performance throughout their years in school. All these encourage students to do away with cramming to out-perform each other. Best universities: Helsinki is home to Finland’s two highest-ranked universities, the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. A high standard of living: The cost of living for students is affordable. One of the reasons is that there are student discounts nationwide for food and transportation. The cheapest cities are Oolu, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, and Pori while the most expensive cities are Helsinki and Espoo. Beautiful travel destinations: From the Snow Castles of Kemi, Urho Kekkonen National park, Magnificent Cathedrals, and Relaxing Saunas, to the beautiful Northern lights in Lapland, Finland is home to wonderful places where you can visit during the holidays or after a long stressful day to relax and bask in the wealth of nature. Job opportunities for students: Most Finnish universities help international students search for students part-time jobs or full-time jobs after graduating. Your student visa allows you to work 25 hours per week. Pathways to permanent residency: A 1-year post-study visa is granted to international students to help your search for a job. Once you get a full-time job, you can apply for a work-based residence permit. After you’ve worked in Finland for four consecutive years, you will be eligible for a permanent residence permit.

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