Finland has good-quality universities that offer various degrees. This small Northern European nation is home to some world-class universities that deliver high-quality teaching, in a secure environment you can enjoy a remarkable quality of life.
Here are the top 8 universities in Finland according to the QS world university rankings.
University of Helsinki
Helsinki University is the oldest university in Finland, founded in 1640. This university is the highest-ranking institution in Finland, at a joint 102nd place in the world.
Besides being the oldest and the top ranking, the university is also the largest higher education institution in Finland, with more than 32,000 students.
Located in the capital city, Aalto University is the second-highest-ranking institution in Finland – currently placed joint 137th in the world. The university was founded in 2010 by a merger of three existing institutions, namely the Technology University of Helsinki, the Helsinki School of Economics and the Helsinki University of Art and Design. It has more than 12,000 students.
Tampere University of Technology
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) blends a deep research background in the natural sciences and engineering fields with industry- and business-related research. Since its inception, TUT has partnered with companies and industry. The TUT campus has about 10,500 students.
University of Oulu
Oulu University is an international science university that conducts research into people and culture in a changing living climate, as well as opportunities that modern technology provides to enhance people’s well-being and the world. The university, founded in 1958, has 16,000 students and is one of Finland ‘s largest and most multidisciplinary universities.
University of Turku
Finland’s second-largest university in Turku University, where a little over 20,000 students are enrolled. The university is ranked 276th in the world and has its main campus in Turku, southwestern Finland. Turku University was founded in 1920, after donations from over 22,000 people. It offers several Master and Doctoral programs.
University of Eastern Finland
The University of Eastern Finland, the seventh highest-ranked Finnish university, currently ranks 451-460 in the country. It was founded in 2010, by a merger between Joensuu University and Kuopio University. Today there are more than 15,000 students studying here. The University of Eastern Finland has a large network of international collaborators, with a strong reputation for research.
LUT University is a leading research university in Finland which has put together research and business fields since 1969. This has about 6,000 students and experts engaged in higher education and scientific research. It offers international Master’s programs in Technology and Business Management, and a Bachelor’s program in technology.
University of Jyvaskylä
The University of Jyväskylä was formed in 1934 and originated from the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, founded in 1863. The university is jointly ranked 357th in the world and teaches about 15,000 students in six faculties. It is considered as the country’s leading educational university.