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Appendix table 2. Foreign students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (National classification of education 2016) and gender in 2016 1)

Level of education/Fields of education New students Total number of students Completed degrees, total
Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women %
Level of education, total Fields of education, total 3 005 1 353 45,0 11 194 4 860 43,4 2 155 933 43,3
Education 171 120 70,2 513 343 66,9 110 74 67,3
Arts and humanities 449 308 68,6 1 693 1 032 61,0 282 184 65,2
Social sciences, journalism and information 225 119 52,9 981 553 56,4 173 101 58,4
Business, administration and law 442 242 54,8 1 482 754 50,9 284 150 52,8
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 313 132 42,2 1 417 577 40,7 280 126 45,0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 559 133 23,8 1 912 451 23,6 438 102 23,3
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 686 208 30,3 2 188 622 28,4 419 121 28,9
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 37 22 59,5 285 145 50,9 65 29 44,6
Health and welfare 92 52 56,5 611 331 54,2 79 39 49,4
Services 31 17 54,8 112 52 46,4 25 7 28,0
University Bachelor’s degree Fields of education, total 177 97 54,8 651 331 50,8 108 51 47,2
Education 11 10 90,9 42 33 78,6 8 5 62,5
Arts and humanities 67 48 71,6 253 163 64,4 33 18 54,5
Social sciences, journalism and information 7 3 42,9 38 17 44,7 6 0 0,0
Business, administration and law 29 11 37,9 111 50 45,0 38 15 39,5
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 17 9 52,9 68 31 45,6 6 4 66,7
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 6 1 16,7 45 10 22,2 8 3 37,5
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 33 9 27,3 76 15 19,7 6 3 50,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 - 4 1 25,0 1 1 100,0
Health and welfare 7 6 85,7 14 11 78,6 2 2 100,0
Higher university degree (Master) Fields of education, total 2 382 1 079 45,3 6 873 2 985 43,4 1 613 734 45,5
Education 151 104 68,9 332 223 67,2 90 62 68,9
Arts and humanities 333 234 70,3 1 025 650 63,4 217 152 70,0
Social sciences, journalism and information 184 99 53,8 597 355 59,5 140 89 63,6
Business, administration and law 375 211 56,3 1 089 578 53,1 217 125 57,6
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 233 98 42,1 735 286 38,9 184 93 50,5
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 473 112 23,7 1 409 333 23,6 362 90 24,9
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 546 172 31,5 1 339 379 28,3 320 91 28,4
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 29 17 58,6 150 83 55,3 43 15 34,9
Health and welfare 27 15 55,6 114 61 53,5 18 10 55,6
Services 31 17 54,8 83 37 44,6 22 7 31,8
Professional specialisation in veterinary 2) Fields of education, total 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 1 100,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 1 100,0
Licentiate’s degree Fields of education, total 1 1 100,0 20 9 45,0 1 0 0,0
Arts and humanities 1 1 100,0 5 3 60,0 0 0 -
Social sciences, journalism and information 0 0 - 1 - - 0 0 -
Business, administration and law 0 0 - 2 1 50,0 0 0 -
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 0,0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 0 0 - 2 1 50,0 0 0 -
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 0 0 - 10 4 40,0 0 0 -
Doctoral degree Fields of education, total 445 176 39,6 3 650 1 535 42,1 432 147 34,0
Education 9 6 66,7 139 87 62,6 12 7 58,3
Arts and humanities 48 25 52,1 410 216 52,7 32 14 43,8
Social sciences, journalism and information 34 17 50,0 345 181 52,5 27 12 44,4
Business, administration and law 38 20 52,6 280 125 44,6 29 10 34,5
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 63 25 39,7 614 260 42,3 89 29 32,6
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 80 20 25,0 456 107 23,5 68 9 13,2
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 107 27 25,2 763 224 29,4 93 27 29,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 8 5 62,5 131 61 46,6 20 12 60,0
Health and welfare 58 31 53,4 483 259 53,6 59 27 45,8
Services 0 0 - 29 15 51,7 3 0 0,0
1) Foreign students citizenship other than Finnish.
2) Starting from 2015, professional specialisation in medicine, except for veterinary science, is no longer included in education leading to a degree.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tarja Seppänen 029 551 3220, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 10.5.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. 2016, Appendix table 2. Foreign students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (National classification of education 2016) and gender in 2016 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.2.2023].
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