Over 9 400 study places available in the autumn joint application 

The autumn joint application to higher education begins on 4th September 2023 at 8:00 (UTC+3) and ends on 14th September at 15:00 (UTC+3). In the autumn joint application, you can apply to degree programmes starting in January 2024. You can fill in the application on Studyinfo.fi.

Qualification requirements in VET are developed in a customer-oriented manner

An international peer review examined how the Finnish National Agency for Education uses the feedback received from customers in the development of the qualification requirements and in ensuring their high quality. The transparency and participatory nature of the processes was considered a strength of the Finnish system. There is room for improvement in the systematic utilisation of feedback data and communication about the different stages of the qualification requirements work.

Number of people utilising Finnish higher education institutions’ guidance services aimed at students with an immigrant or foreign background increased

The number of students with an immigrant or foreign background studying at Finnish higher education institutions has increased significantly, having more than doubled between 2010 and 2020. The customer numbers of guidance services intended to support the higher education and employment of people born outside of Finland have also increased significantly in recent years, reveals a newly published report by the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Admission offered to 9,600 applicants in the spring joint application to higher institutions

Over 61,300 applicants applied to English-taught study programmes and art study programmes offered in the joint application this spring, with 16 % receiving an offer of admission. Since 2022, the number of applications doubled.

The number of higher education students’ mobility periods abroad increased, but did not yet reach pre-pandemic levels

Recent statistics in Vipunen – Education Statistic Finland show an increase in the number of mobility periods Finnish higher education students completed abroad in 2022. However, the figures are still far from the pre-pandemic levels. Especially the mobility of students of universities of applied sciences (UAS) seems to be recovering slowly.

HEI ICI programme provides effective results in the strengthening of teaching in higher education institutions of developing countries

The development cooperation programme HEI ICI (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument ) supports cooperation projects between HEIs in Finland and HEIs in developing...

New call for proposals opens for higher education institutions – the financing programme reinforces education cooperation between Finland and developing countries

The new Higher Education Partnership development cooperation programme emphasises equal partnerships between higher education institutions, increases mobility and promotes closer collaboration between administrative staff, teachers and students.

The centralized advisory address related to the corona situation and the effects of Russia's attack on Ukraine has been deactivated

The e-mail address info(a)oph.fi, which at the Finnish National Agency for Education was used for inquiries related to the exceptional times in recent years, has been deactivated. The centralized advisory address has been used for issues related to education, training and teaching during the corona pandemic and after the start of Russia's attack on Ukraine. We continue to serve at our regular advisory mail addresses, which are monitored by experts in our subject areas.

Finnish National Agency for Education and UNICEF to deepen collaboration on innovations in education

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and the UNICEF Office of Innovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 20 March 2023 to deepen cooperation on innovations in education. The MoU will pave the way for EDUFI’s Finnish Centre of Expertise in Education and Development (FinCEED) to work closely with UNICEF’s Global Learning Innovation Hub based in Helsinki. The two organizations aim to collaborate at strategic and technical levels to accelerate innovative solutions in learning that promote inclusive, quality education for all children and young people. Yhteisymmärryspöytäkirja tiivistää yhteistyötä Opetushallituksen alla toimivan Opetusalan kehitysyhteistyön osaamiskeskus FinCEEDin ja UNICEFin Helsingissä sijaitsevan Global Learning Innovation Hubin välillä. Organisaatioiden tavoitteena on tehdä yhteistyötä strategisella ja teknisellä tasolla kehittääkseen innovatiivisia oppimisratkaisuja, jotka edistävät inklusiivista ja laadukasta koulutusta kaikille lapsille ja nuorille.

Results of the pilot call Erasmus+ European Universities for legal status and joint European Degree label are published

10 Erasmus+ projects will pilot new forms of transnational cooperation between higher education institutions. Each selected pilot project can receive a budget of up to 200 000€. Total budget of the...
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