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There are about 20 Universities and 29 polytechnics that comprise the higher education system in Finland. These educational institutions are under the supervision of the Finnish Ministry of Education. They enjoy a great deal of autonomy and independence. The main emphasis is on providing quality higher educational opportunities, while encouraging scientific research of international standards.

Most of the universities and polytechnics in Finland offer instructions in Finnish and some in both Finnish and Swedish.

Higher Education Schools in Finland

Universities in Finland
Universities in Finland offer Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degrees as well as a Licentiate's degree. Students can also take up Professional postgraduate degrees or specialist degrees in various fields such as, medicine and dentistry. Students in Finland can earn a Bachelor's degree, comprising of 180 ECTS credits, by taking up the program full-time for three years. The Master's degree consists of 120 ECTS credits and takes about 2 years to complete. The Licentiate degree takes about 2-3 years of study, comprising of 200-250 credits. The doctorate degree can be completed about 4 years after completing the Master's degrees.

Colleges in Finland
Polytechnics in Finland which are owned by municipalities or private bodies provide an opportunity for students to take up vocational programs that can prepare them to join the workforce. Students at the polytechnics have to take up compulsory internship programs that will help them gain hands on experience in their field of study. Finnish Polytechnics award degrees comprising of 140-160 credits that take up 3.5 to 4 years of full time study.

Professional Schools in Finland

Cities and Towns in Finland with Universities and Colleges

  • Lepaa
  • Lohja
  • Mariehamn
  • Mikkeli
  • Mustiala
  • Nurmijärvi
  • Oulu
  • Pieksämäki
  • Pori
  • Porvoo
  • Riihimäki
  • Rovaniemi
  • Savonlinna
  • Seinäjoki
  • Suolahti
  • Tampere
  • Tornio
  • Turku
  • Vaasa
  • Valkeakoski
  • Vantaa
  • Vierumäki

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