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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by surecan: 9:52pm On Oct 17, 2012
pingu2k5: Thank you for this thread and a good job well done. Please, what kinds of part-time jobs are there that one can take up while studying and can one rely entirely on the wages for one's living?

I want to apply for a Masters programme and will be writing the IELTS test this Saturday. I am still confused and dont whether it's worth quiting my job for.


You have not passed IELTs,no admission yet and visa,now you are talking about quitting job
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by deoyel25(m): 6:56pm On Oct 18, 2012
@OP,
Thanks for this thread. I have recommended it to some few friends. I only hope they make use of the opportunity and the loads of information you have already given in this thread.

@Potential Applicants,
Just a tip of advice to y'all. What is worth doing at all is worth doing on time. I am fortunate to be among the last beneficiaries of free tuition in Sweden. Presently, I won't advice anybody to study in Sweden because of the outrageous tuition fees being charged (around 2.8M tuition for 1 year masters programme and another 1.5M for 1 year living expensis. In total, you will need around 4.3M for 1 year masters programme in Sweden. It is times 2 of that "i.e. 8.6M" if you intend to study a 2 year masters programme and times 3 of that "i.e. 12.9M" if you intend to study a bachelors programme). Sweden started charging tuition fees in 2011 and Finland is most likely to follow the league sooner than you think. Trust me, if Finland implements tuition fee, it will be equivalent to what Sweden is presently charging. This might be your last chance! Waste no time.

One love from Sweden.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by yomip3t(m): 4:35am On Oct 19, 2012
dahonestboss: 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.

Note that studying in Finland is entirely free, from the online application till when you are accepted and there are no tuition fee thereafter. Degrees from Finland are highly respected worldwide and they have some of the world best university that features in the top hundred universities every year e.g. university of helsinki, Aalto university, helsinki university of technology etc.

Many international organisation has rated Finnish educational system as the best in the world including WEF (world economic forum). Finland is also a Schengen country, which gives you an advantages to travel around Europe visa free.

I did everything myself when I was applying to come here recently, and it was successful, and I would like to share some info to genuine applicant who wish to apply in the upcoming application period.

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.

For undergraduate student, I might not be able to help because Nigerian applicant would be invited to Finland instead of Ghana (of which you cant get a visa to come for exam, its written boldly on the Finnish embassy website in Abuja), but if you live in another schengen country, or has a passport with visa free to to the schengen states, then I might help, but familiarize yourself with the info on these page first

http://www.nairaland.com/577919/study-finland-september-tuition-free

Master degree are the easiest, without the need for any entrance exam, gmat, SAT etc.

Scandinavia is nice and peaceful, smiley smiley smiley

How can I get admission for PDG there in Finland ? I have a HND Certificate here in Nigeria
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by pingu2k5(m): 7:33am On Oct 19, 2012
@dahonesboss: thanks man. I appreciate ur words.

@surecan: of course I wud not quit my job until I get all u listed, I dont just know whether it will be worth it. Like dahonestboss said, I'll weigh all my options.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by deoyel25(m): 10:59am On Oct 19, 2012
yomip3t:

How can I get admission for PDG there in Finland ? I have a HND Certificate here in Nigeria

Did you have to quote everything before asking a line of question? If everybody did just that, this thread will not be as organized as it is undecided

Back to your question. You cannot get admitted to a masters programme with an HND certificate. You can only get admitted to a bachelors programme. Even, you might not need your HND certificate to get admitted to a bachelors programme. All you need is your WAEC or NECO result and pass the entrace examination.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 2:16pm On Oct 19, 2012
@yomip3t

deoyel already answered your question exactly as I would.

deoyel

Welcome on board bro, nice advice, I always advice people to apply, Scandinavia no de make noise, na wetin make many people no too put eye or know about am. I know believe the level of advancement and quality of life here, it was all surprising when I landed earlier, and it makes me dey happy say i no go spend millions to study in UK as I planned earlier. surprise to even see many americans, canadians, aussie and other EU citizens coming here to study due to their free tuition and high standard of education.

at least you go get your degree and enter other place of your choice if you no wan settle here, just like some dey do

Make hay why the sun shine, (No talk say I know tell you ooo) lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed.

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Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by yomip3t(m): 12:05pm On Oct 20, 2012
@deoyel25 and @dahonestboss

How do I apply then ? And how's the entrance gonna be like ? Where am I gonna write it ?
I dunno anything about it. Can you explain to me better. Thanks.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by prudentkolly: 1:13pm On Oct 20, 2012
thanks for your information, i have HND MARKETING UPPER CREDIT. Can i apply for MBA or wht next to do or wht is my stand in finland. Thanx
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Manweysabi(m): 2:34pm On Oct 20, 2012
@Op, you do WELL! One luv
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:40pm On Oct 20, 2012
yomip3t, prudentkolly

sorry, with your HND qualification, you cant be accepted to any graduate programme in Finland. and be aware that entrance examination is limited to undergraduate student only.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by yomip3t(m): 10:02pm On Oct 20, 2012
@dahonestboss

How do we go about the admission process and other things ?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 12:37am On Oct 21, 2012
yomip3t: @dahonestboss

How do we go about the admission process and other things ?

I just told you that your HND will not be accepted as a qualification to graduate programme. what else are you talking about? and what do you mean by other things?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by yomip3t(m): 4:49am On Oct 21, 2012
@dahonestboss,

What I'm trying to ask is that if we are to process the admission without HND , how are we going to process the admission for undergraduate ?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by guysparrow: 5:14am On Oct 21, 2012
@dahonestboss
Thank you for your good work on this post
I am a doctor I am looking forward to study Masters In Public Health in Finland
I have been searching for schools that offer this course,but I was unable to locate any,please can you help me with schools offering this programme and with the possible duration of study.
Also can I get student work permit with my admission and working duration per week and possible average weekly earning for semi skilled jobs during holidays and school sessions as well as availability also considering language barrier.
How long is does it take for naturalization after graduation.
Hope am not asking for too much
Thanks and do have a nice day
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Manweysabi(m): 10:28am On Oct 21, 2012
^^OP have answered most, if not all, ur questions if u care to go thru d thread from page 0. Search for other related course nah
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 12:15pm On Oct 21, 2012
Guysparrow

I am a doctor I am looking forward to study Masters In Public Health in Finland
I have been searching for schools that offer this course,but I was unable to locate any,please can you help me with schools offering this programme and with the possible duration of study.

http://www.uef.fi/studies/master-s-degree-programmes

Also can I get student work permit with my admission and working duration per week and possible average weekly earning for semi skilled jobs during holidays and school sessions as well as availability also considering language barrier.

Student are allow to work for a maximum of 25 hours per week, and unlimited hours during holidays, Language might be a barrier to most professional jobs, but not for menial jobs.

How long is does it take for naturalization.

5 years legal continuous residence in Finland, with a proficiency in Finnish language skill. (very hard language, but if i can speak it well in less than two years, i believe you should be able also). but these should not be your worries now, one step at a time, but I understand that you need to make plans.

Hope am not asking for too much
Thanks and do have a nice day

You are welcome smiley smiley smiley



@yomip3t

What I'm trying to ask is that if we are to process the admission without HND , how are we going to process the admission for undergraduate ?

read the link on the initial post concerning undergraduate admissions.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Dudurex: 8:25pm On Oct 21, 2012
Hey bro dahonestboss. You are doing a great work here.The Nigerians are proud of people like U. God bless U IJN. Just need your opinion on this matter. I would like to apply for my wife masters degree in Finland. I have gone through the thread and got useful advice from you. Am currently in Turkey for mine but I may not want her to come here for some reasons. Whats your advice for a woman schooling in Finland in terms of expenses, and perhaps a manageable part time job? and I wish to join her when am through here for my PhD. Is it a good place to settle down??
Will appreciate your kind advice.
Thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 11:13pm On Oct 21, 2012
Dudurex
Hey bro dahonestboss. You are doing a great work here.The Nigerians are proud of people like U. God bless U IJN.

Thank you smiley smiley

Just need your opinion on this matter. I would like to apply for my wife masters degree in Finland. I have gone through the thread and got useful advice from you. Am currently in Turkey for mine but I may not want her to come here for some reasons. Whats your advice for a woman schooling in Finland in terms of expenses,

It all boils down to how she spend, but Like I said earlier, from a survival/oleku/ point of view, 300 euros should be enough if you share a room with someone and for food and other expenses, but since na married woman, then a single room should be the best for her but at highest, it might expand to 350 euros per month if she manage well too.

and perhaps a manageable part time job?

I treated this earlier, your wife should be strong ooo? the weather here is the biggest challenge, if she can work under harsh weather in winter, then she have no problem surviving, depending on the city, getting a job would be more easier compare to smaller cities.

and I wish to join her when am through here for my PhD.

Let her indicate that she is married when she would applying for her visa, with your name on the form. hope to meet you smiley

Is it a good place to settle down??

it depends on you, some settle here, some don't. we all have different choices, but as an African, settling here might be hard due to the differences in culture, weather, social attitudes and acceptance. Finland is not like UK, USA or France, with a multiracial environment. during winter, the weather might get below -35, even in summer, it might still be cold at night, in the winter, it usually get dark from 3pm in the afternoon and bright from 10am in the morning. getting a job will be difficult as a foreigner and the language is one of the hardest in the world to learn to most people but not impossible, (but of course you can be self employed too). but generally, quality of live here is very high, even more better than the uk and usa and many western countries. you may ask your specifically, and I will answer you from there.

Will appreciate your kind advice.
Thanks

you are welcome smiley
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Manweysabi(m): 10:40am On Oct 22, 2012
@Dahonestboss, is Gre/Gmat mandatory? Cos i intend going for M.sc Economics and was browsing through Hanken School of Economics. I saw there that Gre/Gmat is needed along other requirements for admission. Did u take Gre/Gmat before gaining admission in ur own case? If not which school were u admitted? Thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 3:37pm On Oct 22, 2012
Manweysabi: @Dahonestboss, is Gre/Gmat mandatory? Cos i intend going for M.sc Economics and was browsing through Hanken School of Economics. I saw there that Gre/Gmat is needed along other requirements for admission. Did u take Gre/Gmat before gaining admission in ur own case? If not which school were u admitted? Thanks

There are many uni you can choose from if you do not met the requirement for Hanken. I did not took anyof those exam except IELTS during my own time.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by tomiedatlo: 8:56pm On Oct 22, 2012
dahonestboss: 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.

Note that studying in Finland is entirely free, from the online application till when you are accepted and there are no tuition fee thereafter. Degrees from Finland are highly respected worldwide and they have some of the world best university that features in the top hundred universities every year e.g. university of helsinki, Aalto university, helsinki university of technology etc.

Many international organisation has rated Finnish educational system as the best in the world including WEF (world economic forum). Finland is also a Schengen country, which gives you an advantages to travel around Europe visa free.

I did everything myself when I was applying to come here recently, and it was successful, and I would like to share some info to genuine applicant who wish to apply in the upcoming application period.

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.

For undergraduate student, I might not be able to help because Nigerian applicant would be invited to Finland instead of Ghana (of which you cant get a visa to come for exam, its written boldly on the Finnish embassy website in Abuja), but if you live in another schengen country, or has a passport with visa free to to the schengen states, then I might help, but familiarize yourself with the info on these page first

http://www.nairaland.com/577919/study-finland-september-tuition-free

Master degree are the easiest, without the need for any entrance exam, gmat, SAT etc.

Scandinavia is nice and peaceful, smiley smiley smiley

Lets do this together, we shall get there

Br, Honest.

Nice one bt can I v ur email address cos I will like to put in for my masters so I nid sum guide line
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 9:34pm On Oct 22, 2012
tomiedatlo:

Nice one but can I v ur email address cos I will like to put in for my masters so I nid sum guide line

You don't need to quote this topic, just to say a few lines. My email address is in my Profile
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by samsolite(m): 7:13am On Oct 23, 2012
Please I need your advice. I've been considering applying to a Norwegian university for my MSc. until I came across this thread.
Since both Norway and Finland are Scandinavian countries with high standard of living, I need your direction with regards job prospects, social life and others. Thanks
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Midastorch(m): 7:43am On Oct 23, 2012
My prayer for you(@OP) is that God will bless the work of ur hand u won't have any regret in lyf IJN.I came across this thread yesterday and I've registered with the UAF,applied for the IETLS online and chose to study food sciences @ the University of Helinski @master's level tho applications starts Nov 9.you've answered almost all the question on my mind.just wanna say a big thank you 2 u.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:06pm On Oct 23, 2012
samsolite: Please I need your advice. I've been considering applying to a Norwegian university for my MSc. until I came across this thread.
Since both Norway and Finland are Scandinavian countries with high standard of living, I need your direction with regards job prospects, social life and others. Thanks

If you read the thread, I already talked about job prospect, be it professional or menial.

Social life in Finland is boring, at least compared to Naija. It looks weird going to clubs alone, because na only you go dance alone in most cases. grin no de surprise if you no get a Finnish friend even though you are living here for years, they are too reserved and they dont talk to people they dont know, even to themselves not to foreigners alone. most of your friend would probably be international students. some na classmates friend and after class.

But no worry, na you know wetin you find go farm, but in terms of social life, to be honest with you bro, e no sure at all.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 4:11pm On Oct 23, 2012
Midastorch: My prayer for you(@OP) is that God will bless the work of ur hand u won't have any regret in lyf IJN.I came across this thread yesterday and I've registered with the UAF,applied for the IETLS online and chose to study food sciences @ the University of Helinski @master's level tho applications starts Nov 9.you've answered almost all the question on my mind.just wanna say a big thank you 2 u.

Norway sure, Finland sure too. but na your money for your account them de after. if them suspect or no de satisfy say na your money, or you just go deposit am just because of visa, na straight denial be that. but Norway d expensive wella. Pizza wey i de buy for 6euros in Finland, na 18 euros I buy am for Norway, just make sure say you sort yourself out sha if you enta there.

Goodluck bro
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by omidan21: 6:36pm On Oct 23, 2012
Pls house,I need loist of universities that offer Bsc programmes usoing english language cause most of d Bsc programmes are offered in finnish.pls I ve searched google but dunno cldnt get much info.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by deoyel25(m): 6:42pm On Oct 23, 2012
dahonestboss: @yomip3t

deoyel already answered your question exactly as I would.

deoyel

Welcome on board bro, nice advice, I always advice people to apply, Scandinavia no de make noise, na wetin make many people no too put eye or know about am. I know believe the level of advancement and quality of life here, it was all surprising when I landed earlier, and it makes me dey happy say i no go spend millions to study in UK as I planned earlier. surprise to even see many americans, canadians, aussie and other EU citizens coming here to study due to their free tuition and high standard of education.

at least you go get your degree and enter other place of your choice if you no wan settle here, just like some dey do

Make hay why the sun shine, (No talk say I know tell you ooo) lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed.

You are welcome bro smiley We hope for the best for the prospective applicants.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 6:50pm On Oct 23, 2012
omidan21: Pls house,I need loist of universities that offer Bsc programmes usoing english language cause most of d Bsc programmes are offered in finnish.pls I ve searched google but dunno cldnt get much info.

No universities offers degree programmes in english, unless the universities of applies sciences also known as polytechnic. the next application would open in January and its different with the masters application programme. but its most likely that the entrance exam would not be organisd in Ghana for Naija students, so it might be of no use applying.
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by omidan21: 6:54pm On Oct 23, 2012
Pls what u mean its of no use.meaning I shldnt bother applying for Bsc at all.pls clarify
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by dahonestboss(m): 7:01pm On Oct 23, 2012
omidan21: Pls what u mean its of no use.meaning I shldnt bother applying for Bsc at all.pls clarify

if you apply, you will be invited in write an entrance exam to Finland. of which you wont get the visa on examination basis. even if you do, what if you did not pass the exam?
Re: Studying In Finland (free Tuition) by Holacunlay(m): 2:51pm On Oct 24, 2012
@OP, thanks for the update, you are the best(thumbs up)
but, i check Lappeenranta University of Technology and they requested for tuition fee?
i guess all are free
What can you say about this?
Thanks bro.

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