University Pathway Finland

About Us

The University Pathway Finland Programme is part of the broader Talent Boost initiative, which is a national programme to attract international talent and promote their immigration and integration in Finland.
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Aalto University's Integration of Talent Boost Initiatives

Talent Boost is a cross-administrative initiative with the primary goal of attracting and retaining international talent, as well as facilitating immigration processes. Its core objectives encompass enhancing Finland's global visibility and appeal to international talent while harnessing the expertise of international specialists already residing in Finland. This expertise is harnessed to support the growth, internationalisation, and innovation endeavors of Finnish companies.

At Aalto University, we actively integrate Talent Boost-supported initiatives into our operations in line with the Ministry of Education and Culture's strategy for internationalising higher education. These Talent Boost activities are the result of collaborative efforts involving Learning Services, The Language Centre, the Aalto Advancement and Corporate Collaboration (ADCO) unit, as well as our Aalto Schools and partner universities.

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Talent Boost Aalto

Talent Boost Aalto implements Talent Boost-supported initiatives as part of the Ministry of Education and Culture's internationalisation strategy for higher education. Aalto's Talent Boost activities are implemented in collaboration between the Learning Services, The Language Centre and the Aalto Advancement and Corporate Collaboration (ADCO) unit and our Aalto Schools and partner universities.

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Talent Boost (external link)

Talent Boost is a national programme to attract international talent and promote their immigration to and integration in Finland. The aim is to increase awareness of Finland and make Finland attractive to international talent and, at the same time, improve the employment of international specialists who are already in Finland in jobs that correspond to their skills.

Pathway Universities

During the academic year 2024-2025, the University Pathway Finland programme will be conducted by Aalto University, Tampere University, and the University of Oulu.

These esteemed universities are known for their unwavering commitment to academic excellence. At these institutions, you'll find a wide array of courses and degree programmes designed to challenge and inspire. Prepare to embark on a transformative educational journey in Finland, where academic rigor and innovation meet.

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Aalto University

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges.

By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university. In a short space of time, we have since become a forerunner in our key areas. We are renowned for our sense of community and culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Tampere University (external link)

Tampere University offers an inspiring and diverse choice of degree programmes and brings together research expertise spanning a broad spectrum of disciplines relating to technology, health and society.


University of Oulu (external link)

The University of Oulu is an international science university that creates new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through research and education. The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

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Pathway Team

At Pathway Team, our mission is simple yet profound: we're here to help and guide students every step of the way. We understand that navigating the educational journey can sometimes be challenging, and that's where we come in. 

The Pathway Team includes experienced university educators, helpful administrative staff, and international student mentors who have already begun their studies at Pathway universities. They are available to provide assistance and support to students as they pursue their academic goals.

Whether you need help with academics, career choices, or personal matters, our team is here to guide you. With us, you're never alone on your educational journey. Together, we'll turn challenges into opportunities and help you achieve your goals.

Contact Us

 Saara Kristiansson

Saara Kristiansson

 Pauliina Ketola

Pauliina Ketola

Talent Boost Project Manager

University Pathway Finland

Pathway Programme
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