As the world slowly opens, Finland is embracing cultural diversity even more by accepting more foreign students in its schools and universities. Unfortunately, foreign students outside of EU are required to pay the tuition fees however the good news outweighs the not so good news. If you are a student or a parent thinking of studying or sending your child to study in Finland, it’s good to know these facts.
Why Study in Finland?
- Finland’s quality of education is high so you can expect value for your money.
- Finnish language is not a requirement to all courses. There are universities that offer courses in English.
- Most Finns know how to speak English well, they just don’t get a chance to speak it daily as Finnish is the study and work language.
- Finnish education is pocket friendly. I mean not for Finnish people or residents of countries that give free education to its citizens, but for people coming from places which Education is like a symbol of status quo, you pay less than you would expect.
- After graduation, job is easy to find in Finland or anywhere in Europe with a European standard of education.
- You get to be in a healthy environment as Finland has the cleanest air in the world according to WHO.
- If you are coming from Asia and the Arab Countries, you can expect plenty of people to meet.
- If you wanna make use of your free time earning extra money allowed on your visa, there are plenty of part-time jobs for students and a great way to learn Finnish!
- If you love the Northern Lights and the idea of Santa Claus, welcome to Finland.
- Let’s put it this way, in Finland the winter is so cold at times- not all the time. The snow is thick but good for skiing and other winter activities. The nights are longer in winter and days are shorter and in the northern part, the sun never sets in summer and never rises in winter. A totally different experience you can have!
- As the myths would say, Santa Claus lives in Finland in the place called Rovaniemi. Tales say that its not exactly in that place but not far from it. Anyway, who cares as long as you can have some footprints left behind on your visit and a good story to tell to kids :).
- Not to mention, the generous policy of FREE berry picking and mushroom hunting in the forests. I’ll talk about this in detail in the next post.