Published: 25 April 2014

University students numbered 167,200 in 2013


According to Statistics Finland, a total of 167,200 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2013. The number of students went down by one per cent compared to the previous year. In all, 93,200 students were studying for a lower university degree and 49,300 for a higher university degree. There were 4,400 students studying for professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry and 1,600 studying for licentiate's degrees. The share of those studying for a doctorate degree among all students was 11 per cent, or 18,700 students.

University students by fields of education (Educational Administration’s classification 1995) and gender in 2013

University students by fields of education (Educational Administration’s classification 1995) and gender in 2013

In 2013, the highest numbers of students were studying in the field of administration and commerce, 26 per cent. There were nearly as many students in the field of humanities and education, 25 per cent. The third most students were studying in the fields of technology and transport, 19 per cent. The proportion of women of all students attending education leading to a degree was 54 per cent but the variation was large when viewed by field of education. In the field of humanities and education, the proportion of women was 76 per cent and in the field of health and social services it was 68 per cent, but in the field of technology and transport the proportion was only 22 per cent.

The numbers of new students studying for a lower and higher university degree grew slightly, but the number of those studying for a doctorate degree went down. In 2013, 17,200 students started studying for a lower university degree and 6,500 for a higher university degree. In all, 1,800 students started studying for a doctorate degree.

The number of students was highest at the University of Helsinki, 35,200. The second most students were found at Aalto University, 19,400 and the third most at the University of Turku, 17,400. In 2013, the Theatre Academy, the Academy of Fine Arts and the Sibelius Academy were united as the University of the Arts Helsinki, which has 2,000 students.

More detailed time series data on university students and new students by education and university are available in the appendix tables .


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna Loukkola 09 1734 3678, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Tables

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Appendix tables


Updated 25.4.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University degrees 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2013/01/yop_2013_01_2014-04-25_tie_001_en.html