Higher study in Finland for Bangladeshi Student

Higher study in Finland is going to be tougher day by day. There was no expense in Finland a couple of years ago. But today in most of the courses a tuition fee is included. Here a short analysis for higher study in Finland.

The Degrees are

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Master's Degree
  3. Doctoral Degree

Semester Offer

Autumn semester: August to December
Spring semester: January to July

Requirements for Bachelor's Program

A. Academic
At least 12 years of education (HSC equivalent).

B. Language Proficiency
In most cases, students must have good working knowledge of Finnish or Swedish.
For admission in English-taught universities, applicants should have IELTS band score of 5.5 to 6.0 or TOEFL CBT score 173 to 213 or TOEFL iBT score 61 to 80.
CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/Proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C

C. Course Length
Bachelor's Degree: Takes 3 to 4 years of full time study

Requirements for Master's Program

A. Academic
At least 16 years of education.

B. Language Proficiency
In most cases, students must have good working knowledge of Finnish or Swedish.
For admission in English-taught universities, applicants should have IELTS band score of 5.5 to 6.0 or TOEFL CBT score 173 to 213 or TOEFL iBT score 61 to 80.
 CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/Proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C.
PhD is taught in English.

C. Course Length
1. Master's Degree: Approx. 2 years of full time study
2. PhD Degree: Takes approx. 4 years of full time study

Subjects for Bachelor's & Master's Program

History, Archaeology, Comparative Religion, Cultural Anthropology, European Ethnology, Folkloristics, Life Philosophy, Museology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Finnish Literature, Media Studies, Musicology, Women's Studies, Estonian Language and Culture, Finnish Language, Finnish Language and Culture (for foreigners), Finno-Ugric Languages, General Linguistics, Hungarian Language and Culture, Logopedics, Phonetics, English Translation Studies, North American Studies, Classical Languages and Culture, French Studies, French Translation Studies, Italian Studies, Romanian Language and Culture, Spanish Studies, Spanish Translation Studies, German Philology, German Translation Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Languages, Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics and Physiology, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis, Development Studies, Geology and Mineralogy, Quarternary Geology, Computer Science, Electronics Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Industrial Physics, Materials Science, Optics and Spectroscopy, Space Research, Theoretical Physics, Wihuri Physical Laboratory, Anatomy, Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Physics and Chemistry, Medical Genetics, Phytoestrogen Research Group, Medtekki, Electron Microscopy, Bacteriology and Serology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Virology, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Biostatistics, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Child Psychiatry, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical Physiology, Clinical Positron Emission Tomography (Turku PET Center), Dermatology and Venereal Diseases Diagnostic Radiology, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Juvenile Psychiatry, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology and Radiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Public Health, Pulmonary Diseases and Clinical Allergology, Surgery, Cariology, Oral Development and Orthodontics, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science, Public Health Dentistry, Stomatognathic Physiology, Nursing Science, Law, Philosophy, Research Unit for the Sociology of Education, Contemporary History, The Research Project on the Finnish Parliament, Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Centre for Learning Research (CLR), Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Institutions and Social Mechanisms (IASM), BBA, MBA, Education etc.


A. Tuition Fees in $US
Normally there is no tuition fees in Finland

B. Living & Other Expense in $US
1. Student have to pay for food, housing, clothes, social life & incidental cost approx. $400 per month.

C. Health Service
1. Health services for university students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).
2. Student health service cost is $25 to $75 per academic year.

D. Accommodation
1. Students are usually accommodated in a flat with a private room and a kitchen and toilet facilities shared with 2 to 3 other students.
2. The rent per month ranges from $110 to $200 for a room in a shared flat.

How to apply to the University

1. Check with the departments to see if there is a closing date for your application.
2. You should write directly to the Institution's Admission Office for detailed application information and forms.
3. Some universities have an on-line application facility, and you find information about it from the university websites.
4. Admissions office will inform you about the documentation, translation, and visa requirements.
5. You should start at least one year in advance to compile the necessary information and documentation.
6. The decision of the institution is usually announced within approximately six to eight months of the application deadline.

Supporting Documents

1. Official English version of all educational documents including marks sheets.
2. Your school/college leaving certificate.
3. English version of your all educational documents including mark sheet.
4. The test score of a language test you have taken
5. Motivation letter
6. Passport photo
7. Copy of your passport
8. Reference letter
9. Please note that all copies must be certified by a public notary

Other Information

A. Working in Finland:
1. University students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.
2. If you do not know Finnish, Norwegian, Russian or Swedish it can be very difficult to find a job.

B. Credit Transfer Facility
1. Students may apply for credit transfer program at undergraduate or postgraduate level in Finland.
2. The maximum amount of credit that may be granted normally is not greater than 50% of the course.
3. Most of the universities consider minimum "B" grade for acceptance.
4. You have to submit the following documents
to your target university:
a. Your application form for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program
b. Official copies of your academic transcript
c. Also include an official letter from head of the school/department of your university, from where you have already completed the courses.
d. Detailed course outlines (Official Copy) including subject descriptions, methods of teaching and assessment, reading lists, number of hours of teaching etc.
e. The academic level you are studying (e.g. First Year, Second Year etc.)
f. How many credits you have completed
g. An explanation of the grading system used at your institution.
h. Information on the total units of study requirement ( i.e. how many credits are required) for the completion of the degree.

C. Scholarships
1. There is a huge number of scholarship available on the International Scholarship Database of VarsityAdmission.COM site
2. Authorities to Contact for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic
3. Information of scholarship in Finland


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