Finnish higher education attracts international students mainly from Europe and Asia. The top place of origin of international students enrolled in full-degree programmes in 2015 was Russia (11%), followed by Germany (8%), and China (8%). Finnish students study abroad in exchange programmes predominantly in European countries, with top destinations including, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Germany.
Fast Facts: Finland
- There were over 30,000 international students in Finland in 2015, 28% of students came to Finnland for an Engineering degree.
- The top five places of origin for students enrolled in full-degree programmes in Finland during 2015 were Russia (11%), Germany (8%), China (8%), Vietnam (6%), and France (5%).
- Over 18,000 Finnish students studied abroad in 2015.
Source: Center for International Mobility