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Finland

Welcome to the country page for Finland

In 2017, LSE welcomed 29 students from Finland, 13 at undergraduate level and 16 at graduate level.

Student life

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body in 2017. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do. 

Student societies and activities

Your time at LSE is not just about studying, there are plenty of ways to get involved in extracurricular activities. From joining one of over 200 societies, or starting your own society, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure, there is a lot to choose from.

The campus

LSE is based on one campus in the centre of London. Despite the busy feel of the surrounding area, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.

Life in London

London is an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.

Want to find out more? Read why we think London is a fantastic student city, find out about key sights, places and experiences for new Londoners. Don't fear, London doesn't have to be super expensive: hear about London on a budget.

Support services

Support during your studies

There is a wide range of support services and facilities available, from academic guidance, advice, language support, personal and professional development and careers support to pastoral care, counselling and a disability and wellbeing service. We encourage you to make the most of these resources to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time at the School.

Accommodation

LSE offers a variety of styles of accommodation with a mix of students; UK and international, men and women. Options include LSE halls of residence, University of London intercollegiate residences and private halls. Or if you're thinking of living in privately rented acccommodation, we can also help with finding a place. Find out about accommodation options.

Visas and immigration

If you think you may require a visa for your studies at LSE, please make sure you refer to our visa advice information.

Careers

What do LSE graduates do?

Find out what LSE graduates have gone onto to do six months and three years after they graduate on LSE Careers. You can search by degree and department and see information on salaries, industries and more.

Career information by country

LSE has a diverse student body and LSE graduates work across the globe. According to the most recent graduate destination data, over 50 per cent of recent graduates work in the UK, the rest are based in countries ranging from Azerbaijan to Zambia.

Understanding the jobs market and recruitment methods used in the country you want to work in is important for a successful job search. Have a look at LSE Careers' country profiles for more information about opportunities and employers in your home country or another country.

Support for your career

It’s never too early or too late to think about your career. Whether you have a clear idea of what you want to do after your studies or haven’t started thinking about it yet, LSE Careers can help. 

We cater our services to match the LSE student makeup including undergraduates and graduates, UK and international students, and people with previous job experience or looking to change careers. And no matter where you want to work, we can support you. We also have bespoke services for students with disabilities and PhD students, including dedicated careers consultants.

Our services, events, and resources cover finding part-time work; career planning and deciding on a career; enhancing employability skills; gaining work experience; volunteering; starting a business; researching employers, sectors and roles; strengthening CVs, cover letters, and applications; improving interview and assessment centre technique and more.

Once registered on campus you can book careers events, including fairs and seminars, and one-to-one appointments to discuss career options and review your applications.

Undergraduate entry requirements

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background. We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on the UCAS application form, including your:

  • academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
  • subject combinations
  • personal statement
  • teacher’s reference
  • educational circumstances

In terms of academic achievement, our entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual undergraduate degree programme webpages.

On these pages and in our printed prospectus, we list our entry requirements and usual standard offers for each programme for those students applying with GCE A levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). However we also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications including BTECs, Foundation Courses and Access to HE Diplomas (see further information on these qualifications) as well as a wide range of international qualifications. 

Below you will find the equivalency of the qualification/s from your country to GCE A levels. If your qualification is not listed, please get in touch with Undergraduate Admissions.

For more information on the application process please see How to apply.

You may also have to provide evidence of your evidence of your English language proficiency, although you don't need to provide this at the time you submit your application.

Competition for places

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you are predicted or if you achieve the grades that meet our usual standard offer, this will not guarantee you an offer of admission. Usual standard offers are intended only as a guide, and in some cases applicants will be asked for grades which differ from this.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate for entry to LSE. Below you will find the A level grade requirement listed, and its equivalent in the European Baccalaureate. Our entry requirements vary by programme, and you should visit the individual undergraduate degree programme webpage for this information.

 
 A level grade Equivalent in the European Baccalaureate 
 A*AA, AAA  Obtain 85 per cent overall
 AAB  Obtain 80 per cent overall
 Mathematics A*  8.5 in Mathematics (the full option - five periods per week)
 Mathematics A  8.0 in Mathematics (the full option - five periods per week)

Equivalency of the Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) with GCE A levels

A level grade Equivalent in the Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination)

A*AA

At least four subjects, with two subjects at grade 7 (Laudatur, excellent) and two subjects at grade 6 (Eximia cum laude approbatur, exceptionally good)

AAA

At least four subjects, with one subject at grade 7 (Laudatur, excellent), and three subjects at grade 6 (Eximia cum laude approbatur, exceptionally good)

AAB

At least four subjects at grade 6 (Eximia cum laude approbatur, exceptionally good)

Mathematics A*

Advanced Maths at grade 7 (Laudatur, excellent)

Mathematics A

Advanced Maths at grade 6 (Eximia cum laude approbatur, exceptionally good)

In terms of academic achievement, our entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual undergraduate degree programme webpages.

Graduate entry requirements

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:

  • academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
  • personal statement
  • two references
  • CV

In terms of academic achievement, our entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual graduate degree programme webpages.

See further information on supporting documents

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.

For more information on the application process please see How to apply.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Below you will find our general minimum requirements for students from your country. If your qualification or country is not listed, please get in touch with Graduate Admissions.

Please note that requirements listed on these pages are general and some programmes have specific requirements in terms of degree result required and subject background. Many of our quantitative programmes also require that a GRE or GMAT score is submitted. Please see the individual graduate degree programme webpages for specific information.

Graduate entry requirements for applicants from Finland

Taught master's programmes (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM)

To be considered for admission to a taught master's programme, we would normally require the kandidaatti/kandidat or bachelor, completed after 2007, with an average grade of 2/3 or 3/5.

Research programmes (MPhil/MRes/PhD)

To be considered for admission to a research programme, we would normally require the maisteri/magister/master's degree with an average grade of 2/3 or 3/5.

Fees and funding

Every student is charged a fee for their programme. For undergraduate students, there is a fee for each year of their programme.

Fees cover registration, teaching, classes and individual supervision, first entry to examinations, the use of the Library and membership of the Students' Union. They also normally cover teaching and the use of student common rooms at other colleges of the University of London, if your programme has intercollegiate arrangements. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork. If you receive an offer, you will be informed of the relevant tuition fee amount in your offer letter.

Fees are fixed each spring for the following session only, and will be published in the Table of Fees.

All queries regarding your fees and fee payments are dealt with by the Fees Office.

Tuition fee amounts

For graduate students, tuition fee amounts are listed on the individual graduate degree programme webpages.

For undergraduate students, the individual tuition fee amount is available on the individual undergraduate degree programme webpages.

Fee status

In some cases the amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home (UK/EU) or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status.

LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Scholarships, bursaries, loans and other funding opportunities

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. LSE provides generous financial support, making available a total of £15.5 million in funding to UK, EU and overseas undergraduate and graduate students. Some support is also available from external organisations including the UK government and some overseas governments. 

Meet, visit and discover LSE

Discover more about being an LSE student - meet us in a city near you, visit our campus or experience LSE from home.

Visit LSE

Come on a guided campus tour, attend an undergraduate open day, drop into our office or go on a self-guided tour. Find out about opportunities to visit LSE.

LSE visits you

Student Marketing and Recruitment travels throughout the UK and around the world to meet with prospective students. We visit schools, attend education fairs and also hold Destination LSE events: pre-departure events for offer holders. Find details on LSE's upcoming visits.

Experience LSE from home

Webinars, videos, student blog and student video diaries will help you gain an insight what it's like to study at LSE for those that aren't able to make it to our campus. Experience LSE from home.