Finland (Finnish name Suomi) is a republic which became a member of the European Union in 1995. Its population is 5.3 million. The capital Helsinki has 561 000 residents. Finland is an advanced industrial economy.
Finnish people have a high standard of education. All children receive compulsory basic education between the ages of 7 and 16. Education beyond the age of 16 is voluntary, taking the form of either a three to four-year course in upper secondary school or 2 to 5 years at a vocational school. Finnish higher education consists of two sectors: universities and polytechnics. There are 20 universities and 29 polytechnics in the country. Nearly 60 per cent of the population have completed post-primary education and 13 per cent have a university degree or comparable qualification.
Finland visa documents...
Visa form along with one recent passport size photograph.
Valid passport, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the VISA expiry date.
Students are required to attach two copies of the Letter of Acceptance from the University / Institute.
Attested copies of certificates pertaining to educational / professional qualifications.
Certificate of proficiency.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to cover their living costs and expenses (approx. € 6.000,-) in Finland out of their own funds or through scholarship.
more info at http://www.finland.org
Working in Finland:
University students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.
If you do not know Finnish, Norwegian, Russian or Swedish it can be very difficult to find a job.