Education and research

University education

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on university education contain data on new students, students and attained degrees in university education leading to a degree. The data on students concerning 2002 describe the situation on 20 September, whereas those concerning earlier years relate to the situation on 31 December, so the data for 2002 are not fully comparable with those for earlier years. 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.


Statistics Finland


The number of completed university degrees started to grow in 2019 after three successive years of decline. In 2019, a total of around 31,700 university degrees were completed in Finland, which is around 900 more than one year earlier. The rise in the number of degrees focused on higher university …

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