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 2013 was Russia (14%), followed by China (11%), and Vietnam (7%). Finnish students study abroad in exchange programmes predominantly in European countries, with top destinations including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden.
Fast Facts: Finland
- There were over 29,600 international students in Finland in 2013, where over 19,800 students enrolled in full-degree programmes and approximately 9,700 students enrolled in exchange programmes.
- The top five places of origin for students enrolled in full-degree programmes in Finland during 2013 were Russia (14%), China(11%), Vietnam(7%), Nepal (6%), and Estonia (4%).
- Over 10,000 Finnish students studied abroad in 2013.
Source: Center for International Mobility