Top Universities and Colleges in Finland

Finland is one of the hottest destinations for international students. Which is ironic, because it has the coldest weather out there. I know, that was a terrible joke. I'll move on.

The thing is: besides the fact that the Finnish passport has a flipbook with a walking moose, Finland has some of the best and most prestigious universities in the world. Since you have so many to choose from, we could help you out and suggest the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Tampere, and the University of Oulu, or let you check out the 9 below.

Best Universities in Finland according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2019) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2018) TopUniversities Ranking (2020) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2019)
99 57 107 92
181 301 134 253
University of Tampere 201 - - -
251 - 374 399
351 401 498 354
351 301 287 310
Tampere University of Technology 401 - - 627
401 - 346 433
501 - 491 634
- - 395 457
- - 541 861
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.

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