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Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 5:20pm On Oct 03, 2012
Hello Mates

Just thought I might be of help to prospective Applicant who would like to apply for a MASTER degree programme in Finland. The application period will start in 1st of December 2012 to January 2013, And if you would like to apply and need genuine information, kindly post it here and I will get back to you.

you can visit www.universityadmissions.fi to get acquainted on how to apply and the school requirement on each courses, its very easy and straight forward.
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Lets do this together

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by StPete: 6:10pm On Oct 03, 2012
Please I'd like to get all information on how to go about a Masters Degree in Finland. I would really appreciate your help. My email is pacificpete0@gmail.com
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by femijck(m): 7:58pm On Oct 03, 2012
Plz wat d cgpa requirement ? Is 2.2 accepted? Thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by peaceheartt: 11:28pm On Oct 03, 2012
@op, Tnx for d info. Pl wht's d visa requiremt to study in finland, is bank statemt, sponsor letter n all required?
Kindly shed more light in dis area, tnx...I'd also appreciate it if u can mail me wt dtailed procedure ,tnx a mil....peaceheartt@yahoo.com
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 8:51am On Oct 04, 2012
st pete
Why not ask it here? be specific with your question and i will get back to you with the best of my knowledge smiley

femijck
there is no gpa requirement, but you would be competing with other applicant who will also be applying for the same programme, and if applicant surpass the available space, then your gpa and other qualification might play to your advantage

peaceheartt
you can read every info concerning visa requirement to study in Finland here

http://www.migri.fi/studying_in_finland

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by peaceheartt: 9:45am On Oct 04, 2012
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peaceheartt

you can read every info concerning visa requirement to study in Finland here

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TNX A MIL, BLESSED DAY
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 10:11am On Oct 06, 2012
It is good to ask every question and answers here so that others can learn.My question is that,i will like to send my sister to Finland for masters and i will like to know how easy to secure master admission in Finland.Thank you
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by omidan21: 12:28pm On Oct 06, 2012
Pls honourable house,I heard finland aiint a habitable place in terms of the cold dere.how true is this
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 2:37pm On Oct 06, 2012
SureCan

Its easy, depending on the course she wanna study, there might not be much applicant applying. in Finland, not all the applicant get the study places, there might be 50 places and all the applicants who applied will be selected based on their previous educational skills, work experience, motivational letter, curriculum vitae etc. student have a high chance of getting job while studying even thought you dont speak the language, but getting a professional job might be hard due to the language.

Omidan21

Finland is cold, but we live here, there are many Foreigners here as well. its habitable, the rooms are properly heated, with a very high standard of living and Human development. I don't think you will complain much, you would just get used to it eventually, and there is summer time too for you to enjoy wink
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 4:05pm On Oct 06, 2012
@dahonestboss,I was just going through some universities and find out that it is necessary to take IELT exam before you can apply for admission and almost all the universities use university admission finland(UAF) and you will take some exams too like SAT,GRE,She had bsc in education economics and want to study master in Economics or business courses,GP of 3.1,please is there any University you know that can exempt all this requirements for her and consider transcript and degree certificate.Thank you
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by femijck(m): 7:05pm On Oct 06, 2012
dahonestboss: st pete

Why not ask it here? be specific with your question and i will get back to you with the best of my knowledge smiley

femijck

there is no gpa requirement, but you would be competing with other applicant who will also be applying for the same programme, and if applicant surpass the available space, then your gpa and other qualification might play to your advantage

peaceheartt

you can read every info concerning visa requirement to study in Finland here

http://www.migri.fi/studying_in_finland



thanks man i wil graduate nxt yr april and hope to make tinz happen after ..but aside d test of english exams...wil i stil write any entrance exam..?like that applicable to undagraduate applicant organise in ghana
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 8:48pm On Oct 06, 2012
SureCan
I don't think you would be required to submit GRE or SAT, I might be wrong, but you can as well paste the link where you got that information from here. You can email each of the school specifically eplaining to them that you study in English all through and ask if you can apply with your transcript only, but as far as I have known, the basic requirement are your transcript and either IELTS or TOEFL, thats all

I know alot of undergraduate student that applied with their waec certificate only to some school, and they were accepted but these are exeption, but I will advice you to email each uni of interest specifically.

Femijck
your transcript and langauge proficiency exam should be enough. no need for any entrance exam.

Some of us might be discourage to take the exam, thinking its hard or something, but I can assure you that if you understand english and can speak it very well, you would pass it, I did mine once and it was fine without any preparation. it worth taking. But in anything you do, DO IT QUICK, calculate the time frame so that you can apply as soon as you get it in december.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by treeofhelp: 9:44pm On Oct 06, 2012
Thanks dahonestboss. You are very correct, its just a schl or two needs entrance exam. Secondly, Helsinki and Oulu will start their applications by mid November, you can check this link http://www.helsinki.fi/admissions/index.html. For the serious minded pls don't use a fire-brigade approach, get yourself together now. But there is a clause that seems not clear, some schools stated that tuition fee will be applied by 2013/2014. Is ours 2012/2013 or 2013/2014? Dahonestboss pls clarify. Thanks


Treeofhelp
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by etochi11: 9:46pm On Oct 06, 2012
Pls.. Am interested in Finland.. Am a serving corper. Will b tru by June 2013.. Wen should i apply? Asin. Will d entry still b on by den? Or should i ƓƟ Fø̲̣̣я̅ it before June Tnks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by treeofhelp: 10:25pm On Oct 06, 2012
All applications might have closed by June, 2013 bcs most of the schools resume August. You have to wait till around November 2013. Pls check this link and browse the schools one after the other. www.universityadmissions.fi

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by etochi11: 10:40pm On Oct 06, 2012
D question ȋ̝̊̅§ dis ehh,, sins d skul fees,accomodation ȋ̝̊̅§ free ehh,, wat den will sum1 going Fø̲̣̣я̅ MSc pay?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 10:55pm On Oct 06, 2012
treeofhelp
Thanks dahonestboss. You are very correct, its just a schl or two needs entrance exam. Secondly, Helsinki and Oulu will start their applications by mid November, you can check this link http://www.helsinki.fi/admissions/index.html. For the serious minded pls don't use a fire-brigade approach, get yourself together now. But there is a clause that seems not clear, some schools stated that tuition fee will be applied by 2013/2014. Is ours 2012/2013 or 2013/2014? Dahonestboss pls clarify. Thanks

the upcoming application period is 2012/2013. Some schools are already charging tuition fee to some courses from 2010-2012 as suggested by the Finnish Ministry of education on a trial basis in making decision of implementing tuition fees for non EU/EEA citizens.

http://www.uwasa.fi/midcom-serveattachmentguid-513343f6b29b00a406ba601704431f96/CIMO_Tuition%20fees_structural%20change.pdf

Tuition fee might be implemented soon from 2014 at earliest, so its advisable to apply early

etochi1
D question ȋ̝̊̅§ dis ehh,, sins d skul fees,accomodation ȋ̝̊̅§ free ehh,, wat den will sum1 going Fø̲̣̣я̅ MSc pay?

Only tuition fee is free, you have to finance your living expenses, and you need to show a minimum of 6000 euros per year when applying or renewing your residence permit, but it you have a job in Finland that earn you at least 500 euros per month, it can be use as a substitute.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by omidan21: 9:37am On Oct 07, 2012
Ma fellow nairanlanders.keep d good job going.now its been said the transcript should be forwrded directly from my school to dem.en I wld be sending other documents like ma bsc degree,d applicatn form en IELTS via courier service.dose that mean the transcript aiint gonna be in d envelope I wld be sending via courier service.like d ma school wld send the transcript to dem in finland seperately en I send the remaining requirements seperately.pls I am confused io dnt know how dis transcript thing works.pls I need an urgent reply.thanks and God bless
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by omidan21: 10:09am On Oct 07, 2012
And one more thing which is very important do u know of the universities dat offer internship alongside with deir MSC programme.its very important I know if their is any at all.I ve tried goggle it out though.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by treeofhelp: 11:46am On Oct 07, 2012
Tell U̶̲̥̅̊я school to help u indicate U̶̲̥̅̊я UAF number on the transcript before sealing it. UAF number is the number u obtained during U̶̲̥̅̊я application. Note that the same number must be indicated on all U̶̲̥̅̊я documents.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by etochi11: 2:20pm On Oct 07, 2012
@treeoflife... Add me up. 27ddce45. Let's talk
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by worry359: 4:47pm On Oct 07, 2012
treeofhelp: Tell U̶̲̥̅̊я school to help u indicate U̶̲̥̅̊я UAF number on the transcript before sealing it. UAF number is the number u obtained during U̶̲̥̅̊я application. Note that the same number must be indicated on all U̶̲̥̅̊я documents.

Just note that if you use silly childlike characters like this poster then your application will be straight into the rubbish bin.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:48pm On Oct 07, 2012
omidan21: Ma fellow nairanlanders.keep d good job going.now its been said the transcript should be forwrded directly from my school to dem.en I wld be sending other documents like ma bsc degree,d applicatn form en IELTS via courier service.dose that mean the transcript aiint gonna be in d envelope I wld be sending via courier service.like d ma school wld send the transcript to dem in finland seperately en I send the remaining requirements seperately.pls I am confused io dnt know how dis transcript thing works.pls I need an urgent reply.thanks and God bless

Your school should send the transcript to the admission office directly, you should send your IELTS test score to them but if its TOEFL, then ETS need to send it also directly to the admission office too.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by treeofhelp: 10:23am On Oct 08, 2012
Hey, worry 359 what has my letter characters got to do with the topic in question?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 10:53am On Oct 08, 2012
dahonestboss: SureCan

I don't think you would be required to submit GRE or SAT, I might be wrong, but you can as well paste the link where you got that information from here. You can email each of the school specifically eplaining to them that you study in English all through and ask if you can apply with your transcript only, but as far as I have known, the basic requirement are your transcript and either IELTS or TOEFL, thats all

I know alot of undergraduate student that applied with their waec certificate only to some school, and they were accepted but these are exeption, but I will advice you to email each uni of interest specifically.

Femijck

your transcript and langauge proficiency exam should be enough. no need for any entrance exam.

Some of us might be discourage to take the exam, thinking its hard or something, but I can assure you that if you understand english and can speak it very well, you would pass it, I did mine once and it was fine without any preparation. it worth taking. But in anything you do, DO IT QUICK, calculate the time frame so that you can apply as soon as you get it in december.




Please is it easy to get job during your master programme and how is the cost of leaving,which area will be easier to get work,and after graduation is there any way to change status for residence and can a married student go with the wife or husband
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 1:16pm On Oct 08, 2012
Let me enlighten you a little bit

If you live in bigger cities, there is an assurance that you will get a job, Living in Finland generally is quite expensive, but since you don't have to worry about tuition fees, its still manageable. Judging from a single student point of view, if you manage well, 300 euros or lower might be sufficient per month, but as a married man, then calculate that by the number of family members you have.

If you get a part time job, you would live fine and also save up as a student too. but this are quite easy in the bigger cities like Tampere, Turku, helsinki, Espoo, etc where the probability of getting a job are probably higher than other small cities.

Concerning changing status after studies, its very possible in Finland. Finland has a relaxed Immigration policies to foreigners. After graduation, you would be given an additional six months permit to look for job and if you get one, you would be given a residence permit based on that, which would count towards naturalization if that is your long term plan.

You can come with your wife and kids, but you are going to show strong financial proof on how you will support yourself and your family throughout your stay in Finland as a student
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 2:39pm On Oct 08, 2012
dahonestboss: Let me enlighten you a little bit

If you live in bigger cities, there is an assurance that you will get a job, Living in Finland generally is quite expensive, but since you don't have to worry about tuition fees, its still manageable. Judging from a single student point of view, if you manage well, 300 euros or lower might be sufficient per month, but as a married man, then calculate that by the number of family members you have.

If you get a part time job, you would live fine and also save up as a student too. but this are quite easy in the bigger cities like Tampere, Turku, helsinki, Espoo, etc where the probability of getting a job are probably higher than other small cities.

Concerning changing status after studies, its very possible in Finland. Finland has a relaxed Immigration policies to foreigners. After graduation, you would be given an additional six months permit to look for job and if you get one, you would be given a residence permit based on that, which would count towards naturalization if that is your long term plan.

You can come with your wife and kids, but you are going to show strong financial proof on how you will support yourself and your family throughout your stay in Finland as a student


Well my main intention is to send my sister there since i and my wife have intention to move to canada but since canada visa is becoming worrisome,so am considering another alternative country, initially i prefers Germany but it seems that the Language may be a problem at least finland speaks more english than Germany so i am seeing it better for me and my wife only.Now do you think that six months will be enough to search for work and change status after graduation,since the principal applicant suppose to have upto 6000 euro to show as living expenses,then how much do you think for a family of two only ie husband and wife, Is accommodation fee included in the 300 euro living expenses you mentioned,Thank you
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:47pm On Oct 08, 2012
I go encourage make you enter Finland. Getting visa to Canada na piece of cake here, no stress at all. and yes, the 300 euros includes rent, food and transport if you manage well.

According to the Finnish immigration website, 6000 euros is for the primary applicant per year (the student) while 7560 per year is needed for an adult beneficiary of the principal applicant. for minor, its 5400 per year. but you should check this link for more info

http://www.migri.fi/moving_to_finland_to_be_with_a_family_member/income_requirement

Like i said earlier, its possible to get a Job within six months of graduation, I am not talking of professional job ooo ? but at least a job that you can use to change status to get your residence. be it menial jobs or professional, the fact is that you are working and paying tax, so it suffice. (there is dignity in labour here, it doesn't matter if you work as a bank manager or a cleaner, everyone are treated equally without relegation)

and under the EU law, you can move to Germany if you want, after Naturalization in Finland.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by bukahands(m): 4:42pm On Oct 08, 2012
Dahonestboss well done o, u are doing a nice job
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 4:46pm On Oct 08, 2012
dahonestboss: I go encourage make you enter Finland. Getting visa to Canada na piece of cake here, no stress at all. and yes, the 300 euros includes rent, food and transport if you manage well. Infact, Cana, Australia and yankee na the final destination of most Naija guys here, na just to come here, get money, study and forward to a better place of your choice if you no wan settle for Europe.

According to the Finnish immigration website, 6000 euros is for the primary applicant per year (the student) while 7560 per year is needed for an adult beneficiary of the principal applicant. for minor, its 5400 per year. but you should check this link for more info

http://www.migri.fi/moving_to_finland_to_be_with_a_family_member/income_requirement

Like i said earlier, its possible to get a Job within six months of graduation, I am not talking of professional job ooo ? but at least a job that you can use to change status to get your residence. be it menial jobs or professional, the fact is that you are working and paying tax, so it suffice. (there is dignity in labour here, it doesn't matter if you work as a bank manager or a cleaner, everyone are treated equally without relegation)

and under the EU law, you can move to Germany if you want, after Naturalization in Finland.



wow,thank you so much,information is power,meaning that all will cost like 2.8million to be eligible to apply
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dannywest01: 12:31pm On Oct 09, 2012
Are we depositing the 6000 euros in a blocked account just like germany or it will be in our personal account? And also wanna know if they care if the money can be dropped once into the account without any hassle, just like the case of UK tier4 visa.. Pls kindly help me out. Thanks y'all
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:44pm On Oct 09, 2012
dannywest01: Are we depositing the 6000 euros in a blocked account just like germany or it will be in our personal account? And also wanna know if they care if the money can be dropped once into the account without any hassle, just like the case of UK tier4 visa.. Pls kindly help me out. Thanks y'all

The longer the money stays in your account, the more advantage to you. but its not like Germany, the fund would be in your account and not in a blocked account

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