Study abroad in Helsinki and enjoy the welcoming and highly multicultural environment. A large number of international students, with this number continually increasing, come to Helsinki to enrol in some of the world’s best universities. With a great focus on research, local higher educational institutions are promoting internationalisation and competitiveness and the teaching style aims at supporting the development and professional growth of the learner. Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, located in the region of Uusimaa, in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, having the Baltic Sea on one side. Helsinki is the third biggest Nordic city after Stockholm and Oslo. The capital is Finland's major political, educational, financial, cultural, and research centre as well as one of northern Europe's major cities.
As one of Europe’s richest capitals, Helsinki has a well-developed economy. The city’s major sectors are: serviced-related IT and public sectors, manufacturing (electronic, metal products, paper, board, textiles and clothing).
Top companies in Helsinki are: Microsoft, Tieto, Nokia, Intel Corporation, KPMG, Ferratum Group, SAP Consulting, Accenture.
International students will find numerous internship opportunities in companies based in Helsinki, as most students prefer the ITC industry.
You could never get bored in Helsinki, as this city has many interesting and unique places, truly satisfying all tastes. From relaxing parks to eccentric night clubs, Helsinki has it all.
Helsinki’s main attractions:
Have long walks and admire the Esplanadi Park, the Senate Square (Senaatintori) and check out the Old Market Hall.
Helsinki has a long tradition in sports, organising athletics championships, football matches and in the past hosted summer Olympics, and figure skating championships.
Join one of the festivals held in the city, like Vappu, an annual carnival for students and workers, and many film festivals.
Once the world design capital, you can find many design boutiques and stores, selling all kinds of special items and crafts. Fashion addicts should also love Helsinki, as it is home to some popular and interesting fashion stores as well.
In the evenings until late at night, you can choose from a wide range of clubs and bars.
If you ever feel like getting out of the city, make a trip to Turku, two hours away. You can also easily cross the border and see Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which is almost an hour away.
Helsinki is a very multicultural city. Here, you will encounter many international students coming from all over the world and also many tourists. In addition, many different nations are present in Helsinki: Swedes, Russians, Estonians, Chinese, Spanish, Germans, French, Vietnamese, Turkish and more.
Many multinationals have set up headquarters here mainly because of the good logistics network, international connectivity and the availability of a skilled workforce. Starting or setting up a business in Finland is easy due to the local relaxed business policies, foreign investors also have access to the latest research findings.
Helsinki has four seasons, with cold winters and warm summers. Temperatures in winter are high for a northern country, with averages in January and February of around -5 °C (23 °F). The average high temperature in summer is around 19 to 22 °C (66 to 72 °F) and it is also the season with most thunderstorms.
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.
For over 100 years, Hanken School of Economics in Finland has shaped the future of many successful leaders. It is one of the oldest leading business schools in the Nordic countries. Hanken is ranked by Fincancial Times and holds all three international business school accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).
Be a Game Changer. Do you want to create something unique? Change the society, develop a new innovation – or a whole new industry? At Aalto University, we believe in curiosity and we encourage our students to explore the unknown and do things in a totally new way. We offer the highest level of education in business, art and design, architecture, and technology in Finland.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is Finland’s largest university of applied sciences. We provide higher education in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care & Social Services, and Technology. Metropolia offers 6 Bachelor's and 6 Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Application period for studies is once in a year.
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HELBUS is a private business school in Helsinki, Finland. In partnership with University of Northampton, it offers a quick and exciting pathway to Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business. The programmes are delivered in Finland while being fully taught in English. They offers students the opportunity to develop the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in international business.
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The university collegium chooses the external board members and confirms the election of its internal members. The collegium also appoints financial auditors, approves financial statements and the annual report, and frees the rector and board members from liability for the financial accounts. The collegium strives to increase transparent decision-making and inclusiveness at the university.
The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interests.