The number of Finnish students abroad is growing!
There are now more Finnish degree students in universities abroad than ever before. In the academic year 2015/2016, almost 8,000 Finns (a third of which are first-year students) were studying abroad.
Completing a degree abroad is increasingly common and student mobility plays an important role in global mobility of people. Finland is following these trends, too: at the beginning of the 2000s, only 3% of new students started their studies in a university abroad, when in 2015/2016 the figure was already 7%. This trend is most certainly set to continue.
For a long time, the favourite destination country of Finnish students has been the UK, with almost 2,000 Finns studying in universities there. It is followed by Sweden with 1,700 Finnish students and Estonia with 1,200 students. In 2015/2016, Sweden beat UK for the first time as the most popular destination. Other popular destinations for Finnish students are The Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
Take a look at some of our top education fairs in Finland and find one which fits your requirements to make the most of this expanding market.
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