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About Finland

Finnish higher education attracts international students mainly from Europe and Asia. The top place of origin of international students in 2012 was Russia (13 percent), followed by China (11 percent), and Vietnam (6 percent). Finnish students study abroad predominantly in European countries, with top destinations including Germany, Spain, and Sweden.

Fast Facts: Finland

  • There were over 19,100 international students in Finland in 2012.
  • Top five places of origin were Russia, China, Vietnam, Nepal, and Nigeria.
  • Over 10,000 Finnish students studied abroad in 2012.

Source: Center for International Mobility

Places of Origin of International Students in Finland, 2009


Source: CIMO


International Student in Finland: International degree student refers to a student with a foreign nationality.

Student from Finland studying internationally: Finnish degree student abroad refers to Finns who receive student financial aids from SII for degree undertaken in a foreign institution

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