Education and research

University of applied sciences education

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on university of applied sciences education contain data on new students in education leading to a university of applied sciences degree, students of universities of applied sciences, and university of applied sciences degrees. The information is based on data collected from the national database of higher education institutions (VIRTA). The data on students describe the situation on 20th of September. New students refer to those who have reported themselves for the first time as present or absent for the degree in question at the university of applied sciences concerned. The data on degrees relate to the whole calendar year. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.


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Referencing instructions

The statistical data released before 5.4.2022 can be found on the archive pages of the statistics.

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