Upward Trends in Student Mobility Between Finland and the U.S.

Student mobility between Finland and the U.S. has increased according to the recent Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The change in Finnish students studying in the U.S. in 2017/18 increased by 4,2 % and U.S. students studying in Finland in 2016/17 by 15,7 %.

Open Doors 2018, released on November 13, 2018 by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), highlights the impact of international education on the U.S. higher education sector, examining the numbers and profile of international students in the United States in 2017/18 and of U.S. students receiving academic credit for study abroad in 2016/17.

See the full Open Doors report here, and the Finland specific Student Mobility Facts and Figures report here.

There is also an increasing interest in studying in Finland through the Fulbright program specifically. In the application round for 2019-2020 that concluded this fall, there was an increase of 72 % in the number of applications from U.S. students who wish to study in Finland under the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.