Manon Bolderman
1 year ago

StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 – Finland

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Also this year, many students have reviewed their experiences of studying at a different university. Based on these reviews, StudyPortals has created the International Student Satisfaction Awards. These awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

Many students that went to study in Finland have shared their experience. A total of 593 students left a review of their experience in Finland, with an overall satisfaction grade of 9.1, ranking 4th in this year’s award session! 35 different schools have been reviewed, of which 11 universities are awarded. A university is eligible for an award when having an average student satisfaction of at least 8 out of 10 based on a minimum of 20 reviews.

Unlike university rankings, StudyPortals’ International Student Satisfaction Awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe. We created three award categories to distinguish between levels of satisfaction:

  • Award for Very Good International Student Satisfaction: at least 8.0 out of 10
  • Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction: between 9.0 and 9.4 out of 10
  • Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction: at least 9.5 out of 10

11 Finnish universities received an award:

Reviews Score Award
University of Tampere 25 9.5+ Outstanding
Aalto University 24 9+ Excellent
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences 23 9+ Excellent
University of Eastern Finland 37 9+ Excellent
University of Jyväskylä 52 9+ Excellent
University of Oulu 30 9+ Excellent
Tampere University of Applied Sciences 85 8+ Very good
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) 26 8+ Very good
University of Helsinki 63 8+ Very good
University of Turku 37 8+ Very good
University of Vaasa 27 8+ Very good

What international students say about studying in Finland:

Finland is an amazing country! Besides an excellent educational system, there are fantastic leisure opportunities. The snow also creates beautiful scenery! You feel immediately at home!

For more information on this year’s results of the Student Satisfaction awards and more country reports, visit the main award page.

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