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Number of university students 2019, by university

University of Helsinki was the largest university in Finland in 2019, with over 31 thousand registered students. The second largest university was Tampere University, which was established on 1 January 2019 when the University of Tampere merged with Tampere University of Technology. Aalto University, located in the capital region and offering education in fields such as art, business, and engineering, had over 17 thousand students in the same year.

Most university students were women in 2019
In the academic year of 2019, starting on the 1st of August, over 20 thousand of registered students at the University of Helsinki were women, while only 11.4 thousand were men. Out of the largest universities, only Aalto University had the opposite gender distribution, with 11.6 thousand male students and six thousand female students.

Over four thousand women completed their degree in the University of Helsinki 2019
The University of Helsinki was leading in the number of completed qualifications and degrees during the academic year of 2019, with 4.3 thousand women and 1.9 thousand men completing their qualification or degree. In the previous academic year, roughly six percent of students in Finnish universities discontinued their studies.

Number of students registered at university in Finland in 2019, by university

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period


Special properties

Academic year 2019 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The academic year in Finland starts on the 1st of August and ends on the 31st of July.

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