UAF universities 2017/2018

During the application round 2017/2018, the following four universities partner with University Admissions Finland (UAF) for credential evaluation and evaluation of language skills:

University of Helsinki

hyThe University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland and provides teaching in all main fields of science, except economic and technical fields. The university is a research-intensive institution. Special emphasis is placed on new multidisciplinary approaches in basic research. Teaching at the University of Helsinki is closely linked to research, and according to an international evaluation is of a high European standard.

University of Jyväskylä

jyuNatural sciences, human sciences, sport and health sciences as well as teacher education are the University of Jyväskylä’s areas of special expertise. The university offers a variety of international Master’s programmes and has systematically strengthened its research facilities e.g. by establishing multidisciplinary research centres.

University of Lapland

The University of Lapland, a young, dynamic institution on the Arctic, offers science and art in and for the arctic. In the heart of Lapland resides a modern and agile study environment for 5000 students. Through its faculties of art and design, education, law, and social sciences, the university community engages with issues particularly salient in the North, such as indigenous peoples, tourism, mining, design and education. Culture-centred service design, norther well-being, education and work, responsible tourism, as well as sustainable development, law and justice are defined as special research areas. University of Lapland offers International Master´s Programmes and a variety of courses taught in English.

University of Tampere

tayThe University of Tampere is a scientific community with a special commitment to the critical scrutiny of social phenomena and the formation of civic society, its economy, administration and culture, as well as public health, wellbeing and education. It is one of Finland’s biggest and most popular universities, with a modern and versatile infrastructure to support your studies.


Previous UAF partner universities

During previous application rounds, the following universities have partnered with University Admissions Finland for credential evaluation and verifying language skills. If you are interested in applying to these universities, please visit the universities’ own admission pages for instructions on how to apply.

Hanken School of Economics

hankenHanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. The research is of a high standard and constitutes the foundation of all teaching. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 000 alumni in 65 countries worldwide. At our units in Helsinki and Vaasa you will collaborate with students from all corners of the world.


 Lappeenranta University of Technology

Combining technology and business, LUT has served as an academic forerunner since 1969. Our international science community encompasses 6,500 students and experts. We educate curious entrepreneurial problem-solvers to change the world and the business environment as we know it. In student satisfaction LUT is in second place for Continental Europe (ISB).

Clean energy and water, circular economy and sustainable business are the key questions of humankind to which LUT seeks solutions. We are compact by size, with intensely focused operations. We have been ranked by both Times Higher Education and QS.

University of Eastern Finland

uefUniversity of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff. Our campuses are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna. UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. Our key interdisciplinary research areas are built around four global challenges. These challenges are Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources. In addition to a high standard of teaching, we offer our students a modern study environment, which is under constant development. Student well-being is among our primary concerns.

University of Oulu

oyThe University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland. The fields of information technology and wireless communications, biotechnology and molecular medicine and northern and environmental issues have been defined as special research areas. The university cooperates closely with industry and commerce. Applied research and development work continuously produces pioneering inventions and innovations. Research projects are characteristically multidisciplinary.

University of Turku

tyFields such as biotechnology, information technology, social sciences, cultural integration and the Baltic States are amongst the University of Turku’s strongest and most reputable areas of study. The starting point of the university’s operation is basic research which is increasingly involved in the development of practical applications in response to the needs of both society and business. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe.

University of Vaasa

vy The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary, business-oriented University offering degrees at all academic levels. It occupies one of Finland’s newest maritime campus areas on the shore of the beautiful archipelago and offers a modern study environment for its 5,000 students. The work of the University builds on internationality and regional interaction. The University of Vaasa offers diverse study options in English. The focus of teaching and research is on business studies, technology, administration and communication. Flexible study opportunities are among the strengths of the University’s academic community.

Åbo Akademi University

aauÅbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university, the only Swedish-language multidisciplinary university in Finland. Although most degree programmes are offered in Swedish a number of English-taught programmes are available at the master and doctoral level. ÅAU has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in areas such as biosciences, computer science, democracy, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology. ÅAU provides a unique environment for research and education in the historical campus areas of Åbo (Turku in Finnish) and Vasa (Vaasa).

We offer our students an inspiring learning athmosphere with excellent infrastructure for students, with a low student-teacher ratio. Our international students benefit from personal contacts with their teachers and a good active student community. We offer a wide student support system including study counselling and for example language courses for international students. Out of 7000 students approximately 1000 are international students counting both degree and exchange students.