Finland Student Visa

Finland Student Visa


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Capital : Helsikini

Languages : Finnish , Swedish , English , German , French.

Official Currency : EURO

Major Cities : Helsikini , Espoo , Tampere , Vantaa , Turku , Oulu , Pori.

Finland at Glance

Finland is a republic which became independent in 1917. The head of state is the president. Ultimate political power is vested in the 200-member unicameral parliament. The semi-autonomous province of the Åland Islands occupies a special position because it has been declared a demilitarized area under international law. The population of Finland today is a little over 5 million. Finland is rightly known as a land of forests: they cover roughly three quarters of the country’s surface area of 338,000 sq. km. Other outstanding features of Finlandís scenery are its myriad lakes and islands. Lakes and other bodies of water cover 10% of the national territory. The principal archipelagoes is off the southwest coast while the main lake district, centered on Lake Saimaa, is in the east.

For more details please visit : Finland

Geography

During the last Ice Age, Finland was covered by a thick layer of ice. When that ice sheet retreated (or melted) about 10,000 years ago, it gouged the surface of the land and left in its wake innumerable islands, rivers and streams, as well as an estimated 188,000 lakes. Note that near 60,000 of those lakes measure more than 200 meters wide. Finland is a mostly flat land, with more than 70% of it covered by thick forest. In the southern areas, water seems a more common sight than land as countless clear water lakes are everywhere. To the north of the Arctic Circle, the terrain rises into the hills and low mountains of Lapland. The country’s highest point, Haltiatunturi, at 1,328 meters, stands on the edge of its border with Norway. The Aland Islands (archipelago) sits in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden. It contains almost three hundred islands (80 inhabited), and over 6,000 small (tiny) rocky islands.
Finland is situated in Northern Europe between the 60th and 70th parallels of latitude. A quarter of its total area lies north of the Arctic Circle. Finlandís neighboring countries are Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the South, across the Gulf of Finland.

For detailed information please visit : Geography of Finland

Climate

The climate in Finland is milder than in many other areas of the same latitude and it is marked by cold winters and warm summers but temperatures in winter are moderated by the influence of the Baltic Sea and west winds from the Atlantic warmed by the Gulf Stream. The mean annual temperature in the capital, Helsinki is 5.3 degrees Celsius. The highest daytime temperature in Southern Finland during the summer occasionally rises close to 30 Celsius. During the winter months, particularly in January and February, temperatures of minus 20 Celsius are not uncommon. In the far north, beyond the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set for about 73 days, producing the white nights of summer. In the same region, during the dark winter period, the sun remains below the horizon for 51 days, creating the polar night known in Finnish as kaamos. The population of Finland is approximately 5,132,000. Population density is a modest 16 persons per square kilometer (40 per square mile).

Reference : Climate of Finland

Culture

Finnish cultural life is very lively and active compared to the size of the country. According to statistics, the most common hobbies of Finns are choir singing and jogging. Finland is the promised land of festivals. They run all year round in every style, size and location from grand scale international Savonlinna Opera Festival organized in a medieval castle to small neighborhood activities. The structures, organization, networks and funding in culture and arts are very well developed. Practically every Finnish city has a municipality theatre, every bigger city has their city orchestra, every town has minimum of one public library and one Adult academy, art school or alike to provide teaching in visual arts, crafts and music with a national curriculum. All year round, but specifically in summer time, several high quality music, arts and dance courses are organized around the country. There are thousands of associations and groups of professional, semi-professional and amateur culture lovers working paid or voluntarily for their area of interest.The whole cultural life is heavily subsidized by the state and municipalities resulting relatively cheap admission costs to attend to concerts, theater, dance classes, festivals etc. In addition, there are plenty of private foundations, associations and federations supporting both professional and amateur culture, arts and education.
Social, community and environment arts are a field growing strongly at the moment. Most of the state or municipality founded culture organizations are expected to serve also children, elderly people and people with special needs. At the same time, there are many associations and individual artists working specifically in this field.

For further information, please visit : Culture of Finland

Food

Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes in others have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. Refugees from Karelia contributed to foods in other parts of Finland. Finnish foods often use whole meal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn). Milk and its derivatives like buttermilk are commonly used as food, drink or in various recipes. Various turnips were common in traditional cooking, but were replaced with the potato after its introduction in the 18th century.

Nowadays, Finnish cuisine features dishes that are easy to digest, as the main ingredients are vegetables. Also, these dishes are served in small quantities, evidence that other European countries, along with America, have affected the cooking style of Finland. Daily cuisine has become more global, as people have imported recipes and ingredients, and so dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese, pizza, and various types of salads are very common to the Finns. The major Finnish cities feature more fast food outlets and restaurants where Chinese, Indian and Thai food is served. The cuisine of Finland has been criticized for its lack of diversity and flavor on many occasions, especially when compared with some of the great cuisines of the world, such as Italian and French. However, others have claimed that the full Finnish diet does not lack diversity and that the traditional dishes have a fresh and wholesome flavor.

For further information, please visit : Cuisine of Finland

Finnish education system was ranked best in the world in 2012.Finland is a beautiful country with a distinct and historic culture, beautiful architecture and a fascinating way of life. Located in Europe, Finland is home to some very exceptional colleges with an array of degree programs.

Finland’s education system has been ranked among the very best in the world :-

  • In Finland the great things are the quality of education and the institutions. Finland offers an outstanding possibility to enrich one’s academic proficiency.
  • A Great Place to Live: Finland has been ranked the world’s best place to live, with capital city Helsinki achieving consistent top rankings for quality of life.
  • It’s higher education standards. Innovative teaching methods, an invested government, a focus on transferable skills, a commitment to research and development, and an abundance of English language coursework make Finland a great place to learn.
  • Finland has four distinct seasons each with their own unique allures — including winter’s polar nights and summer’s midnight sun.
  • Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a city slicker, Finland has something for everyone: leading edge information technology abounds against a backdrop of fresh air and scenic vistas.
  • A Progressive Society: In addition to standing at the forefront of global technology, Finland is progressive in many other instrumental ways — from low crime to high gender equality.

For further detailed information please visit : Study In Finland

The Finnish educational system offers equal opportunities of education for all, irrespective of matters of residency, sex, economic situation or linguistic and cultural background.

Pre-school education

is intended for six-year old, who will start their compulsory education in the following year. At the moment over 90 % of the age group participate in the voluntary pre-school education.

Comprehensive school

provides a nine-year educational program (with a voluntary 10th year) for all school-age children, beginning at the age of seven. The school network covers the whole country. Comprehensive schools are primarily run by local authorities, with the exception of a few private schools. The broad national objectives and the allocation of teaching time to instruction in different subjects, subject groups and pupil counseling are regulated by the government.

Secondary education

Secondary level education is provided by general upper secondary schools and vocational schools for students aged 16-19. Schools select their students mainly on the basis of previous academic record through a national joint application system.

Higher education

Higher education has a significant role in Finnish society and the higher education is crucial when working towards a world-class knowledge society.

Universities provide academic education based on research. All 14 universities offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, licentiate and doctoral degrees (3 + 2 + 4 years).

Universities of Applied Sciences (polytechnics) provide vocational education on a higher level and promote applied research. Polytechnics confer Bachelor’s (from 3.5 up to 4 years) and Master’s (1 – 1.5 years) degrees. A student is eligible for polytechnic/UAS Master’s level studies after accomplishing a Bachelor’s degree, and having acquired at least three years of relevant work experience after that.

Reference : Education System In Finland

Intake

Australia generally has two intakes :-

  • August (end) / September (First Week) Or December. (Autumn Term)
  • January (First week) to May (end). (Spring Term)

Most degree programs only offer admission to the autumn term intake.
It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 4-5 months prior to the intake.

Entry Requirement

For Undergraduate

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.
  • IELTS requirement : 6.0 overall bands.

For more details on IELTS, please visit : IELTS.
For Postgraduate

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful.
  • IELTS requirement : 6.5 overall bands.

For more details on IELTS, please visit British Council IELTS and IDP British Council

Required Documents

  • Passport copy
  • Photograph
  • Resume/CV
  • IELTS Score Sheet
  • All academic and work experience documents
  • Statement of Purpose

For detailed visa application checklist, Please speak to our counselor.www.yourwaymigrations.com or e-mail us at info@yourwaymigrations.com

For more details please e-mail your Updated resume to info@yourwaymigrations.com
Please visit Visa Procedure Of Finland or Finland High Commission – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.
cost of education in finland

The cost of living is approximately 700 € – 900 € per month or even more . This covers all the living expenses, including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.

For other detailed expense, please check : Living Cost In Finland

During your studies

Students can work up to 25 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods.

Reference : Work While You study

After your studies
After Study Student Can Get 1 Year Resident Permit…
Reference : After Study In Finland

How will Yourway Migrations Pvt. Ltd Help Me?

Yourway Migrations has been sending students to Finland and other countries since 7 years. YMPL has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with

  • Counseling and information on various courses and institutions
  • Application forms – Brochures – Guides etc.
  • Admission Assistance
  • Visa Counseling
  • Travel and Accommodation arrangement assistance
  • Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
  • Giving Orientation kit.

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I would like to come to Finland to study. What should I do?

You can apply for a residence permit for studying when you have received a study place in a Finnish educational institution. Your studies must lead to a degree or a vocational qualification (occupation). A residence permit can be issued for other studies.

I have submitted my application online. How do I receive the decision?

When your application has been processed, it will say in the e-service that a decision has been made on your application.If the decision is positive, a residence permit card will be manufactured for you. The card will be sent to the embassy or consulate where you identified yourself and gave your fingerprint.

Where can I get the health insurance that I am required to have before applying for a residence permit for studies?

You can take out the insurance abroad from an insurance company in your home country or ask for a suitable insurance from an international insurance company. Finnish embassies and consulates and the Finnish police can provide further advice. we recommend that you take out the Marsh SIP insurance which has been pre-approved by the Finnish Immigration Service.

Can I take my family with me to Finland?

Yes. Please remember that a family member moving to Finland must have sufficient means of support in order to be issued with a residence permit. If your spouse applies for a residence permit on the basis of family reunification, he or she must have 700 Euros per month, i.e. 8,400 Euros per year, at his or her disposal. As a student, you need to have 560 Euros per month, i.e. 6,720 Euros per year, at your disposal. Together you are required to have 1,260 Euros per month, i.e. 15,120 Euros per year. You can have the required sum of money on your own accounts or on your joint account.

I can not speak Finnish. Is it possible to study in English in Finland?

Yes. Finnish universities and polytechnics offer a wide selection of degree options taught in English. You can browse through them by using the study programs database.

What is the difference between a university and a polytechnic/UAS?

Finnish higher education consists of two complementary sectors: universities and polytechnics (also known as universities of applied sciences, UAS). Universities promote research and provide academic higher education based on research, whereas polytechnics/UAS’s provide professional or ‘vocational’ higher education. Additionally, post-Master’s level degrees can only be awarded by the universities.

Do I need to pay an application fee?

Currently, there are no application fees when applying to Finnish higher education.

Do I need to take an English language test?

This depends on the program you are applying to, but most degree programs require that you prove your English language proficiency by means of an internationally accepted test (TOEFL/IELTS etc). Please check this and other detailed requirements in the admissions instructions of the institution you are applying to. If your native language is English, or if you can prove that your previous education has been completed in English, you may be exempt from the language test requirement.