Master’s Degree in Finland

After the completion of secondary school, many international students wish to continue studying abroad. Besides, students most probably prefer studying in English at the university stage. On the other hand, studying in English for a bachelor’s degree is limited, and most majors taught in English are only available in Universities of Applied Science. As for the Master’s degree in Finland, there are several majors taught in English.

Consequently, we will talk about all aspects of studying a Master’s degree in Finland, how to apply for it and the available majors in the best universities in Finland.

How to apply for a Master’s Degree in Finland

It takes two years to study a Master’s degree in Universities, while it extends for one and a half years in the Universities of Applied Science. To apply for a master’s degree in Finland, you must follow the following steps:

  1. Choose the desired major by searching on the official websites of universities. You Shall need to read: Top 10 Universities in Finland with their official websites.
  2. You must look at the application deadline in order to apply before it ends. Also, you have to provide all the required documents for the application.
  3. For application, you have to fill it on Study info website in Finland  
  4. Take the entrance exam. Some universities require it as a criterion for students’ selection.
  5. Results announcement of the accepted students are often at the end of June. If you are accepted to a university in Finland, you will receive an acceptance letter by email.

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Available Master’s Degree Programs in the Top Finland Universities

There are many majors for a Master’s degree in Finnish universities. Therefore, we will try to focus on the available Master degree courses in the top universities in Finland:

University of Helsinki

In the faculty of Arts -University of Helsinki, there are six Master’s degrees in majors like English studies, Contemporary Linguistics, Russian Studies and Cultural Diversity. In addition, the duration of the study is about two years and tuition fee is 13,000 euros per academic year.

The faculty of Science provides 24 Masters in various majors in the field of science such as computer science, geography, chemistry, and molecular biology, urban studies and planning, and mathematics and statistics. Additionally, the study duration for all majors is two years and the tuition fee is 15,000 euros per year.

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Abo Akademi

Abo Academy offers 8 international majors.

Besides, Master’s degrees vary among science, arts and social sciences in majors such as chemical engineering, bio-medicine, and information technology, peace and conflict research.

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University of Lapland

The University of Lapland in Finland has 4 majors for a Master’s degree across its various faculties such as arts and designs, communication in the educational field, cultural tourism, international management, and western tourism.

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University of Tampere

The University of Tampere offers 13 varied majors for Master’s degrees such as Cultural Studies, Education, Software Development, Biomedical Techniques, Human-Technology Interaction as well as National and International Sociology and Social Policy, Comparison and Care and many other majors include several fields.

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University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most prominent universities in this country.

Additionally, it offers 22 masters taught in English in majors such as Biology, English Language and Culture, Health and Technology, Management and Innovation, Linguistics, Marketing and Tourism Management, Linguistic Education and Communication, Bio-medicine, Ocean, and Climate Changes and Natural Resources.

Besides, the duration of study is two years and the tuition fee is 8,000 euros per year.

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University of Turku

The University of Turku in Finland offers 14 different majors for international Master’s degree. Also, the university qualifies students to face challenges in working life as well as develop student abilities in the fields of research and studies in general or specific issues.

Besides, the study duration of all majors extends for two academic years

Majors vary among biomedical sciences, life and health sciences, Asian studies, education and learning as well as future studies, management and innovation, and molecular biology technology.

Learn more about University of Turku

Eligibility Criteria of Finnish Universities

Also, to study a Master’s degree in Public Universities in Finland, you have to:

  • Obtain a bachelor’s degree from a university in Finland
  • or a recognized bachelor’s degree equivalent to the Finnish bachelor

To apply for a master’s degree in one of the Universities of Applied Sciences, it is necessary to :

  • Obtain a bachelor’s degree in a major compatible with the Master’s Major.
  • Have three years’ experience in the field.

How much does a Master’s Degree cost in Finland?

International students who are from outside the EU have to pay tuition fees to study a master’s degree in Finland. Those from the EU/EEA or Switzerland can study their master’s degree for free. 

Moreover, the cost of master’s degree courses in Finland varies depending on the program and the university you apply to. Usually, the annual fees vary between $5,000 and $16,000. Also, each university has its own scholarship system to help international students cover those study fees.

Check out our guide on how to get a scholarship in Finland 

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