University Cities Within Finland

In our last article we covered the city of Helsinki in Finland. Today, we shall discuss the major cities in the country that attract foreign students.

The best cities for students

By itself Finland just over 5.5 million people resulting in most of the cities being quite sparsely populated. The cities that attract students from many parts of the world, apart from Helsinki, are Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku and Oulu. All of these have a population between 100,000 to a quarter of a million.

Aurajoki river with Turku Cathedral in Turku, Finland

As we had mentioned in our last article the fees for those outside the EEA and EU is fairly high. However, to encourage foreign students Finland offers reasonably good scholarships most especially to those who wish to study at their universities of applied sciences. The previous article also informs you about the possibilities of working and studying in the country.

During your spare time, in addition to spending it with your acquaintances and friends there are always mountain sports available. Some of the other interesting things you could do here are meeting reindeer, spending time on the beaches in the summer, get in touch with nature, visit carnivals and actually dig for Amethyst.

The mine, in Lampivaara goes back 200 million years and many hike to this mine or travel by snowmobile. Not only are you allowed to dig for Amethyst but also keep what you find so long as it is smaller than the size of an average fist.

List of Universities

Here are some of the universities you would like to look up if you’re exploring the possibility of studying in Finland.

Aalto University
Official website

Tampere University
Official website

Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Official website

University of Turku
Official website

University of Oulu
Official website

The Cost of Living

The cost of living in Finland is fairly high and a student must account for between 1,300 to 1,500 Euros per month inclusive of shared accommodation.

Photos: Shutterstock

Read also:

Studies in a Northern Country – University City Helsinki, Finland

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