Higher education in Finland attracts more than ever – a record number of applicants in the joint application, mostly from abroad

Korkeakoulujen kevään ensimmäisessä yhteishaussa oli yli 61 800 hakijaa, mikä on noin kaksi kertaa enemmän kuin vuonna 2022. Haettavana olivat korkeakoulujen vieraskieliset koulutukset ja Taideyliopiston opiskelupaikat. Suurin osa hakijoista oli muita kuin Suomen kansalaisia.

Renewed register of authorised translators helps to find a translator for different situations

The Finnish National Agency for Education maintains a register of authorised translators. The register has now been renewed, enabling the authorised translator and the customer looking for a translator to meet even more seamlessly. The customer can use the search engine of the register to find a suitable translator and contact the translator directly by submitting a contact form.

Information for Ukrainians about how applying for a municipality of residence affects education is now available on our website

Finnish National Agency for Education has published material targeted at Ukrainians on how applying for and getting a municipality of residence affects the rights and responsibilities of children and young people with regard to education. The material has been published in Ukrainian, English, Finnish and Swedish.

Joint application to English-taught programmes begins on Wednesday, 4 January 2023

The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Wednesday the 4th of January at 8:00. The joint application ends on Wednesday, 18 January at 15:00. The application form can be filled out at Studyinfo.fi.

Student mobility in higher education has recovered after COVID – fewer and fewer university of applied sciences students going on exchange

Student mobility in higher education has recovered after the COVID-19 pandemic, but the differences between universities and universities of applied sciences have increased. During the autumn term, university students have been going on international mobility periods as often as pre-COVID, but the mobility figures of universities of applied sciences are still lagging far behind pre-COVID figures. Overall student mobility figures remain well below peak years, having already started to decline before COVID.

Know your responsibility - Recognising and intervening in bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence is every adult's duty

A series of videos produced by the Finnish National Agency for Education for guardians and professionals in the field of education helps to recognise bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence experienced by children and young people and to intervene in it in ways that promote safety and health.

Recognise and prevent sexual harassment and violence – materials for students in vocational education and training and general upper secondary education

The amount of sexual harassment and violence that young people experience, for example in public places and online, has increased in a worrying degree. The Finnish National Agency for Education has published a poster and a brochure containing instructions for students on how to recognise, prevent and intervene in sexual harassment and violence.

Education exports are economically significant in Finland – the growing sector is already worth nearly EUR 1 billion

The objective of the Education Finland programme, which operates within the Finnish National Agency for Education and boosts Finnish education exports, is to increase the value of education exports to EUR 1 billion by 2030. According to a recent review commissioned by the programme, the total value of the education export sector in the Finnish economy was already approximately EUR 1 billion, or nearly half a per cent of Finland's GDP in 2019.

43 390 applicants to higher education programmes in the autumn joint application

The autumn joint application to higher education ended on Wednesday 14 September. 292 of the 135 available study programmes in the joint application were in universities of applied sciences (UAS). 98...

Over 9 500 study places available in the autumn joint application

In this autumn joint application, there are 9 512 study places in 315 application options to apply to. About half of the study places are assigned to the field of health and welfare. Most of the...
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