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FSD2100 Survey of Foreign Students in Five Finnish Universities 2005

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  • The Student Union of the University of Helsinki
  • The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä
  • The Student Union of the University of Tampere
  • The Student Union of the Helsinki University of Technology
  • The Student Union of the University of Turku

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discrimination, educational fees, educational guidance, foreigners, gainful employment, health services, higher education, higher education institutions, income, information/library systems and services, integration, social systems, studying abroad

Abstract

The survey charted reasons for immigration to Finland, adjustment to Finnish society and university life, basic income and future plans among foreign degree students. First, it was studied why respondents had chosen Finland and the university in question. In relation to higher education, respondents were asked whether they were satisfied with the quality of education, various student support services (e.g. libraries and student health services), educational guidance and the progress of their studies. Respondents' integration into Finland, basic income, willingness to pay educational fees and plans to stay in Finland were queried on. Finally, respondents were asked about the biggest obstacles to their employment in Finland. Background variables included respondent's age, gender, nationality and previous degrees.

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