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 2018 (Corrected on 29 October 2019) 1)

Corrected on 29 October 2019. The corrections are indicated in red.
Level of education Field of education New students Students Completed degrees
Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women %
Level of education, total Fields of education, total 2 615 1 155 44,2 10 698 4 699 43,9 2 368 1 059 44,7
Education 137 89 65,0 564 366 64,9 143 97 67,8
Arts and humanities 367 251 68,4 1 661 1 020 61,4 308 208 67,5
Social sciences, journalism and information 168 98 58,3 824 471 57,2 188 117 62,2
Business, administration and law 302 170 56,3 1 264 661 52,3 278 145 52,2
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 309 135 43,7 1 254 546 43,5 307 133 43,3
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 631 182 28,8 2 029 552 27,2 430 115 26,7
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 566 159 28,1 2 200 614 27,9 545 152 27,9
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 44 19 43,2 256 122 47,7 54 31 57,4
Health and welfare 77 42 54,5 575 310 53,9 86 47 54,7
Services 14 10 71,4 71 37 52,1 29 14 48,3
University Bachelor's degree Fields of education, total 212 106 50,0 721 352 48,8 92 56 60,9
Education 18 13 72,2 72 46 63,9 12 10 83,3
Arts and humanities 59 34 57,6 259 153 59,1 38 28 73,7
Social sciences, journalism and information 10 7 70,0 41 26 63,4 2 1 50,0
Business, administration and law 29 18 62,1 95 46 48,4 27 15 55,6
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 11 5 45,5 52 21 40,4 2 1 50,0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 41 14 34,1 76 21 27,6 5 1 20,0
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 41 13 31,7 112 29 25,9 6 0 0,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 0 2 1 50,0 0 0 0
Health and welfare 18 9 50,0 86 43 50,0 21 12 57,1
Services 12 8 66,7 53 25 47,2 24 12 50,0
Higher university degree (Master) Fields of education, total 1 840 816 44,3 6 223 2 750 44,2 1 827 833 45,6
Education 93 63 67,7 347 234 67,4 123 83 67,5
Arts and humanities 256 186 72,7 972 634 65,2 241 163 67,6
Social sciences, journalism and information 112 70 62,5 449 285 63,5 155 100 64,5
Business, administration and law 221 129 58,4 880 479 54,4 229 124 54,1
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 218 97 44,5 595 261 43,9 205 91 44,4
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 476 134 28,2 1 455 401 27,6 371 103 27,8
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 400 105 26,3 1 261 325 25,8 426 124 29,1
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 34 15 44,1 125 63 50,4 32 21 65,6
Health and welfare 18 9 50,0 86 43 50,0 21 12 57,1
Services 12 8 66,7 53 25 47,2 24 12 50,0
Professional specialisation in veterinary 2) Fields of education, total 0 0 0 2 1 50,0 0 0 0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 0 2 1 50,0 0 0 0
Licentiate's degree Fields of education, total 0 0 0 13 6 46,2 2 0 0,0
Arts and humanities 0 0 0 3 1 33,3 0 0 0
Social sciences, journalism and information 0 0 0 1 1 100,0 1 0 0,0
Business, administration and law 0 0 - 1 1 100,0 0 0 -
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 0,0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 0 0 0 2 1 50,0 0 0 0
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 0 0 0 7 3 42,9 0 0 0
Doctoral degree Fields of education, total 563 233 41,4 3 739 1 590 42,5 447 170 38,0
Education 26 13 50,0 145 86 59,3 8 4 50,0
Arts and humanities 52 31 59,6 427 232 54,3 29 17 58,6
Social sciences, journalism and information 46 21 45,7 333 159 47,7 30 16 53,3
Business, administration and law 52 23 44,2 289 136 47,1 22 6 27,3
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 80 33 41,3 607 264 43,5 99 41 41,4
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 114 34 29,8 496 129 26,0 54 11 20,4
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 125 41 32,8 820 257 31,3 113 28 24,8
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 10 4 40,0 127 57 44,9 22 10 45,5
Health and welfare 56 31 55,4 477 258 54,1 65 35 53,8
Services 2 2 100,0 18 12 66,7 5 2 40,0
1) Foreign students citizenship other than Finnish.
2) Starting from 1st of February 2015, professional specialisation in medicine, except for veterinary science, is no longer included in education leading to a degree

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 9.5.2019

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