The 4 Best Cities to Study in Finland

Finland has a diverse mix of all fields, economic, social and political, which led to being an important place for all segments of society all over the world. Any student who wants to continue his studies in Finland may ask about the most important cities where he can study.

Do not worry, in the following article, we will focus on an important point, which is the best cities where you can study in Finland with a list of the costs of living and housing in these cities.

Helsinki City In Finland

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and the largest city in terms of population density. Also, this seaside city has several islands and scenic natural areas to enchant all visitors, as well as the beauty of nature and culture diversity.

Besides, the cost of living in this city is very expensive and estimated to be more than 700 euros per person without housing and study expenses. Additionally, Helsinki city has a group of universities and institutions for higher education.

Indeed, it is sufficient that the city has two important universities among the list of the best 10 universities in Finland and highly ranked in the world rankings of the best universities all over the world to know its importance!

There are twelve universities and institutions of higher education in Helsinki, including:

  • University of Helsinki
  • Aalto University
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanken School of Economics
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • The University of Helsinki for the Arts
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences

Additionally, Helsinki City is the preferred destination for many students around the world because of the great diversity in universities that meet all students’ requirements.

Also, not forgetting that the city has the best university in Finland, the University of Helsinki, which is ranked 56th among the best universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for the year 2017.

Learn more about University of Helsinki

Turku City In Finland

Turku is one of the largest cities in Finland, as well as being the oldest and most ancient city. Also, this city includes the largest ethnicity gathering in Finland, as there are more than a hundred different nationalities living in this city.

Additionally, the minimum possible cost of living in Turku is €700 per month.

Turku includes three universities:

  • The University of Turku, which ranked among the best two hundred universities around the world.
  • Obo Academy, which ranked in the list of the best five hundred universities in the world.
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Turku Vocational Institute.

Tampere City In Finland

Tampere City is the third-largest one in Finland, surrounded by an important number of lakes. As a result, it leads to being a city with a special and unique luster. Also, it has a group of natural reserves and green spaces. Besides, Tampere is a center for research, invention, education, and technology. The cost of living ranges between 700 Euros and 1500 Euros per month.

In Tampere, higher educationinstitutions vary and there are three universities and one faculty:

  • Tampere University of Technology; this university is ranked 7th in the best universities in Finland.
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • Tampere University
  • Police University College

Oulu City In Finland

More than two hundred thousand inhabitants are living in Oulu City in Northern Finland. Also, this city gathers hospitality, cultural diversity and rich scenic nature and modern technology in all fields. Moreover, the city is distinguished by encouraging innovation and research in various fields in addition to, providing a high-quality level of education. Besides, the cost of living in Oulu is 700 euros per month.

Also, Oulu City offers many options for students who want to continue their studies there.

Here are two universities in the city:

  • The University of Oulu.
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Other student friendly cities in Finland 

Espoo, a quiet city close to Helsinki

Located at 30 minutes from the capital city by public transport, Espoo is a pretty peaceful city. It’s the perfect place to settle in if you are found of nature activities to manage the stress of your student life. Espoo’s main higher education institution is Aalto University with its 6 schools, one of the most prominent universities in Finland. 

Kajaani, a beautiful city in the North of Finland

Another relatively small town in Finland, Kajaani is like Espoo the perfect place for people who enjoy outdoor activities. Its main advantage is that it has a very close student community, with universities offering students to study in smaller classes personalized for them. It’s the case of the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, one of the main institutions of the city. 

Lappeenranta, a city close to the Russian border

Lappeenranta is situated in the southern part of Finland, next to the country’s biggest lake: Saimaa. It provides international students the opportunity to study in a city surrounded by nature while having easy access to bigger cities like Helsinki. Moreover, for a relatively small-sized city, Lappeenranta has 25% of the students enrolled in its university from abroad.

In case you think to study in Finland, it is recommended to read the following articles:

Customs and Culture in Finland.

Can you work in Finland while studying?

Do you want to study in English in Finland?

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