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Finland for International Students:

Finland is known for its top-notch education system, stunning landscapes, and a high quality of life, making it an appealing destination for international students.

Available Intakes:

Finland generally has two main intakes: 

Sept or Autumn: Duration Sep – (Feb/Mar) – Tentative admission deadline (Dec – Mar)

Feb or Spring: Duration (Feb –Aug/Sep) – Tentative admission deadline (May –Aug/Sep)

Entry Requirement:
UG – After 12 years of schooling (HSC). A study gap maximum of 1.5/2 years is

accepted. HSC result is not below GPA 4.00 out of 5.00.

PG – Passed Bachelor’s degree (Hons. BSc, BBA, BA) not below CGPA 3. Gap

accepted for 5 to 7 years with proper experience.

IELTS Requirement:

For undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the language requirements often include an IELTS score of 6.0 to 6.5 or equivalent. It’s essential to check with the specific university and program, as requirements may vary.

For undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 – 6.5

For postgraduate: IELTS 6.5 – 7.0

Tuition Fees:

For non-EU/EEA students, tuition fees for undergraduate programs can range from €6,000 to €18,000 per year, while postgraduate programs may range from €8,000 to €20,000 per year. EU/EEA students usually have lower or no tuition fees.


Accommodation options include student housing, private apartments, and shared flats. On-campus student housing costs may range from €250 to €600 per month, while private rentals can vary depending on the city.


Finland offers various scholarships for international students, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Scholarships can be merit-based, program-specific, or government-sponsored. It’s recommended to check with the universities and relevant scholarship programs.

Programmes and Duration:

Undergraduate – 3/3.5 years (6/7 Semesters)

Postgraduate – 2 years (4 Semesters)

Part-Time Job Opportunities:

The minimum wages: 12 Euro/hour. Range: 12-15 Euro.

Duration: 25/30 hours/week (part-time) during semester days (9 months) and 40

hours/week (full-time) during breaks. The job must be subject relevant.

Post-Study Work Permit:

Duration: 2 years which is expandable to 5 years

After your graduation, you may apply for a residence permit to look for work or start a


You’ll have the option for this two-year post-study permit for five years after graduation,

and you can also take the permit in parts if you like.

Permanent Residence:

In order to be eligible for a permanent residence permit in Finland, you must have

resided in Finland for four years on a continuous residence permit (A Permit) with no

criminal record. Additionally, you must have completed an accredited higher education

degree in Finland and have sufficient financial resources to support yourself. Finally,

you must pass a Finnish language test to get citizenship.

Visa Success Rate:

Finland generally has a high visa success rate. Success depends on meeting specific visa requirements, such as proof of acceptance into an educational institution, financial means, and intent to return to the home country after studies.

Bank Statement:

Amount: 1 year tuition + 1 year accommodation fees.

Take one year or longer, you must have EUR 6,720 in your bank account when you

submit the application and must pay the full tuition fees. If the tuition fees are due, you

have to include it in the bank statement.

student: 6,720

2nd adult belonging to the same household: 8,400

1st underage family member: 6,000

Dependent Opportunities:

Dependents and family members are allowed in Bachelor courses or any language


You can bring your dependents in Bachelor’s (condition applied) and Master’s


Documents Needed for Application:

Passport, Academic Certificates & Transcripts, Recommendation letters, Letter of

Motivation (SOP), CV (Euro Pass), PP size Photo, Signature, All certificates of extra and

co- curricular activities

Required to complete an entrance exam, an SAT test, or an interview.

Language Proficiency – IELTS, TOEFL

Note: All the photocopies (at least 2 sets) of the above documents (except IELTS, CV,

LOM) must be attested and notarised and if there any Certificates written in Bangla must be translated and notarised and send to the following address:

University Admissions Finland

Unioninkatu 40 C

FI-00170 Helsinki



Why should you choose Finland?

  1. Low Tuition fees. Because most of the universities offer big scholarships.
  2. Part-time work permit for 30 hrs/week. 
  3. Students from Bangladesh can study in English.
  4. Finland is the #1 country when it comes to happiness. 
  5. International students get 2 years Post Study Residence
  6. Permit.
  7. Spouses are allowed in Bachelor’s with some conditions.

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