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