FINNIPS - Finnish Network for International Programmes: Get an English-taught Higher Education Degree in Finland!

What is FINNIPS?

FINNIPS = your way to get a higher education degree in Finland!

FINNIPS is your way to study in English in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and to obtain an internationally-recognised and professionally-oriented higher education degree. See the great variety of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offered by the network in eight fields of study!

The Finnish Network for International Programmes (FINNIPS) is a cooperation network formed by 10 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). These Universities of Applied Sciences offer close to 50 degree programmes that are fully conducted in English. The majority of the UASs' degree programmes are at Bachelor's level but there are also several Master's programmes to choose from. 

The main function of the FINNIPS network is to arrange entrance examinations for the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland. In 2021, you can take the exams fully online. In addition, FINNIPS promotes the various study options of the network's UASs in virtual study fairs, social media platforms and through various other channels to spread information about studying in Finland!

Admission Services will help you

Each UAS has its own Admission Services. For any questions about the degree programmes, admission process and entrance examinations, please contact the Admission Services of the UAS of your choice. See the Admission Services' contact information and get your questions answered!

Finnips Publications

Finnips has published four books concerning international education. You can download and read FINNIPS network's publications for free.

Description: Cover of publication: Attracting global talents
6 May 2019

Attracting Global Talents

The fourth publication of the Finnish Network for International Programmes (FINNIPS) is a celebration of the ten years of cooperation conducted within the network. By 2019, the FINNIPS cooperation efforts have created a significant channel for foreign degree students to come to Finland.

Description: Cover of publication: Finnish universities of applied sciences on the verge of a new era
14 Sep 2017

Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences on the Verge of a New Era

The third publication of the Finnish Network for International Programmes (FINNIPS) deals with topics related to the international education marketing and student recruitment as well as provides accounts on Finnish higher education institutions’ experiences regarding the introduction of tuition fees.

Description: Cover of publication: Exploring the impact and full potential of international education
23 Sep 2015

Exploring the Impact and Full Potential of International Education

The FINNIPS-network’s second publication is a cross-section of the various themes and on-going discussions that shape and affect the role and functions of international degree programmes in Finnish UASs.This publication seeks to address the most topical questions and map the current challenges related to international UAS education and, at the same time, offer tools and accounts of best practices with regard to the further development of it.

Description: Cover of publication: FINNIPS: Joint efforts for internationalisation
13 Nov 2013

Finnips - Joint Efforts for Internationalisation

This publication illuminates the reasons for arranging entrance examinations abroad in pursuance of describing the development and activities of the FINNIPS network...

Facebook post by Finnips We are so proud of our alumni 🤩 They have found their own path in working life by being creative, curious and proactive. Many of them have moved to Vaasa from the other side of the country or from abroad. ROMAN PIKALENKO was only 17 when he moved to Finland from Russia. He had chosen International Business at VAMK, a degree program that has students from all over the world. Open minded and social guy he is,@roman_pika had no difficulties going to parties and student events. He remembers those times warmly. "The tutors were amazing. They made sure no one was left behind." According to Roman, the first two years of studies are crucial for your personality. The uni encourages you to get work experience and this might even lead to permanent employment. Finding a job during pandemic has not been easy, Roman says. He advises other students to work all kinds of jobs to get experience and keep their eyes open for job fairs, internships, and networking opportunities. “I used to hate when people said you must have connections to get a job. But now I know it’s true. You are not going to get hired just by being amazing.” ➡️ Read full story:vamk.fi/apply If you got questions or got interested, please follow us on: �🧡 Web: http://www.vamk.fi/apply� 🧡 FB: https://www.facebook.com/VAMKofficial/ 🧡 IG: https://www.instagram.com/vamkofficial/� 🧡 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/vamkofficial P.s. The application period for International Business is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at https://www.vamk.fi/apply
Facebook post by Finnips STUDYING BUSINESS IN VAASA, FINLAND 🤓 DINA MURTAZINA studies International Business at VAMK. To get the most of your time in Vaasa, you have to make friends and be active all year round. Dina made the leap in 2019, as she moved from St Petersburg, Russia to Vaasa in Western Finland. She had no idea what to expect from this life change, only a distant thought of attending a Finnish university after high school. – My friend’s son was planning to study in Finland, so I adopted the idea from him and soon was attending a language course to prepare myself. First thing Dina noticed in Vaasa was the peace. She felt relaxed and enjoyed the silence and the nature. At some point, the honeymoon was over, and she found herself missing the big city vibe. – It is very easy to focus on studying in Vaasa. There are not so many clubs to go to, so you end up spending less time partying. But if you have good friends, you can make the most of the few clubs. One thing she wants to stress, is the beautiful nature in Finland. She encourages everyone to travel around Finland and get to know different places. – I have even been to Lapland and visited Santa’s place! The summer in Vaasa is wonderful with beaches and sun. Another thing to consider is attending exchange programmes. Dina is leaving for Spain in February to study at one of VAMK’s many collaboration universities. – That is something many people don’t realize: that you can study abroad and go to yet another country to study more. You must enjoy student life because some day you will miss it. ➡️ Read full story: https://www.vamk.fi/ib P.s. The application period for International Business is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at https://www.vamk.fi/apply #vamk #vamktarina #vamkstory #BeBold #sympaattinen #opiskelijaelämää #opiskelupaikka #studyinfinland #internationalbusiness #yhteishaku #finnips
Instagram-kuva käyttäjältä vamkofficial STUDYING BUSINESS IN VAASA, FINLAND 🤓 Dina Murtazina studies International Business at VAMK. To get the most of your time in Vaasa, you have to make friends and be active all year round. Dina made the leap in 2019, as she moved from St Petersburg, Russia to Vaasa in Western Finland. She had no idea what to expect from this life change, only a distant thought of attending a Finnish university after high school. – My friend’s son was planning to study in Finland, so I adopted the idea from him and soon was attending a language course to prepare myself. First thing Dina noticed in Vaasa was the peace. She felt relaxed and enjoyed the silence and the nature. At some point, the honeymoon was over, and she found herself missing the big city vibe. – It is very easy to focus on studying in Vaasa. There are not so many clubs to go to, so you end up spending less time partying. But if you have good friends, you can make the most of the few clubs. One thing she wants to stress, is the beautiful nature in Finland. She encourages everyone to travel around Finland and get to know different places. – I have even been to Lapland and visited Santa’s place! The summer in Vaasa is wonderful with beaches and sun. Another thing to consider is attending exchange programmes. Dina is leaving for Spain in February to study at one of VAMK’s many collaboration universities. – That is something many people don’t realize: that you can study abroad and go to yet another country to study more. You must enjoy student life because some day you will miss it. ➡️ Read full story: vamk.fi/ib P.s. The application period for International Business is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at vamk.fi/apply #vamk #vamktarina #vamkstory #parastaaikaa #sympaattinen #opiskelijaelämää #opiskelupaikka #studyinfinland #vaasa #internationalbusiness #yhteishaku #finnips
Facebook post by Finnips We are so proud of our alumni 🤩 They have found their own path in working life by being creative, curious and proactive. Many of them have moved to Vaasa from the other side of the country or from abroad. PAWEL KIJOWSKI had worked for a variety of big tech companies, including Samsung and IBM, until he caught Facebook’s eye. "When I was a newly graduated engineer, all this seemed like a dream." Pawel first came to Vaasa as an exchange student. He was supposed to study at VAMK for only a few months but applied for extension. Eventually he graduated from Vaasa in 2006 and never returned to Poland. In Vaasa Pawel started working at Wapice, and after a little while he left for Britain to develop Symbian software for Nokia devices. "It was a crazy time in the British job markets. You could just go and work almost anywhere with a proper degree, and I was valued for my studies at VAMK." Having worked with Nokia software before, Pawel shortly proceeded to a programming job in Dallas. At Quick Office company he worked on an e-mail software for Nokia devices. "Facebook has a totally different approach to the recruitment process. First they hire you, an engineer, and after that they ask you what projects inside the company are you interested in. So you mold the job according your interests." Pawel was keen to research and develop artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality, and that’s his job now. Facebook has a VR/AR branch in Redmond, Washington, which is also known for the Microsoft campus. The area is becoming a significant IT-hub, and Kijowski family likes it there. "I have always wanted to try different things and move around. I used to live in Dallas for almost 11 years before moving to Seattle, so maybe it was just time to move on." He sends his regards to those thinking about whether or not to apply in Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. –"If you are wondering, the answer is yes. If you put some work into it, you can explore the world. There are companies like SpaceX looking for engineers and even sending people to Mars!" ➡️ Read full story: vamk.fi/apply P.s. The application period for Information Technology is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at vamk.fi/it
Facebook post by Finnips STUDYING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN ENGLISH – Of course, you have to know some English, but I wouldn’t say you have to be perfect at it. After all, my study group is multicultural, so hardly anyone speaks English as first language. Love was one of the reasons Robin chose Vaasa and VAMK. His girlfriend was attending Novia, a Swedish speaking University of Applied Sciences in Vaasa. He didn’t really know what to expect when moving to Vaasa from Pietarsaari, a smaller city about a hundred kilometers North from Vaasa. – Now I have found it to be a beautiful city. Not too big and not too small. Actually it’s quite perfect for students. ➡️ Read full story: vamk.fi/it P.s. The application period for Information Technology is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at vamk.fi/it
Instagram-kuva käyttäjältä vamkofficial STUDYING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN ENGLISH – Of course, you have to know some English, but I wouldn’t say you have to be perfect at it. After all, my study group is multicultural, so hardly anyone speaks English as first language. Love was one of the reasons Robin chose Vaasa and VAMK. His girlfriend was attending Novia, a Swedish speaking University of Applied Sciences in Vaasa. He didn’t really know what to expect when moving to Vaasa from Pietarsaari, a smaller city about a hundred kilometers North from Vaasa. – Now I have found it to be a beautiful city. Not too big and not too small. Actually it’s quite perfect for students. ➡️ Read full story: vamk.fi/it P.s. The application period for Information Technology is 5.1.–19.1.2022, read more at vamk.fi/it #vamk #vamktarina #vamkstory #parastaaikaa #sympaattinen #opiskelijaelämää #opiskelupaikka #studyinfinland #informationtechnology #finnips #finnips
Facebook post by Finnips The bold stories from the amazing Vaasa area continue – this time VAMK Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will take the handle. Welcome to follow us! 😊

At VAMK, we encourage our students to be bold to find their path and to jump into the unknown. Cosy campus where you will feel right at home, lively student community, and trainee positions in top global companies will welcome you with open arms.
Here in Vaasa we enjoy a high quality of life: great flats don’t cost a fortune, and wherever you want to go, you’ll be there in 15 minutes. In Vaasa, it is easy to be happy.

 In the joint application 5-19 January 2022, we offer Bachelor Degree studies in International Business and Information Technology. Furthermore, we offer an online Master’s Degree in International Business Management. Stay tuned, this week we will showcase some student and alumni stories. #finnipsfeaturing #vamk #bebold #vaasa Prepare to start your new life. https://vamk.fi/apply
Facebook post by Finnips Thank you all for this week! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Remember that if you have any questions, we will be more than happy to answer them for you. Follow us here on Facebook Yrkeshögskolan Novia - Novia UAS and on Instagram@yrkeshogskolannovia for more updates from us! We will hopefully see many of you in autumn 2022! 😃 #finnipsfeaturing #noviaUAS
Facebook post by Finnips Aim high – keep learning! Advance your career with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration! We offer two degree programmes that both answers the constantly growing competence requirements and needs in businesses and working life: 🔸 Digital Business and Administration – a programme for you who wish to develop your skills in management, business and digitalization on an education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical application. Find out more here: https://www.novia.fi/study-at-novia/master-degree-programmes/master-of-business-administration-management-and-business-in-a-digital-environment 🔸 Service Design – the profile of the programme is on the combination of design thinking, business and society and the focus is on the area of service design. Read more about it here: https://www.novia.fi/study-at-novia/master-degree-programmes/master-of-business-administration #finnipsfeaturing #noviaUAS

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