University of Eastern Finland

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–300 th
Impact Rankings 2020
49 th
Young University Rankings 2019
Yliopistokatu 2 P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland

Welcome to the University of Eastern Finland, UEF!

The University of Eastern Finland is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. Our high standard of interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges and build a sustainable future. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We offer education in nearly 100 major subjects and we train experts for tomorrow’s changing labour market needs.

Our profile areas in research and education are:

  • Ageing, lifestyles and health
  • Environmental change and sustainable use of natural resources
  • Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders
  • Diversifying learning and interaction

We are a sought-after place to study, thanks to our teaching based on the latest research and our diverse academic offering, as well as our flexible study opportunities and our selection of minor subjects freely available to students. We are a pioneer of continuous learning.

Students, high-level learning processes and student well-being stand at the core of our activities. We offer our students inspiring, open and continuously evolving learning environments: comfortable facility solutions and modern digital environments support learning.

We offer a great variety of Master’s degree programmes taught in English, as well as non-degree programmes that cater, in particular, to the needs of exchange students. The university offers an attractive tuition waiver scheme for Master’s degree programmes. Many of our Master’s degree students stay on board at UEF to continue their studies in our doctoral programmes.

At UEF, we also have extensive international relations and are involved in several international networks as our teaching and research staff, and students participate in various programs. In addition, we have concluded bilateral agreements of cooperation with approximately 100 international universities.

Our campuses are located in the cities of Joensuu and Kuopio. We are home to approximately 15,500 degree students and 2,700 members of staff.

Please visit our website to learn more.

One smart decision. UEF.

The University of Eastern Finland offers a great variety of Master’s degree programmes taught in English, as well as non-degree programmes that cater, in particular, to the needs of exchange students. UEF Summer School is also an excellent opportunity to progress your studies and experience the unique atmosphere of Eastern Finland!

We have an attractive tuition waiver scheme for Master’s degree programmes. Many of our Master’s degree students stay on board at UEF to continue their studies in our doctoral programmes.

We are a sought-after place to study, thanks to our teaching based on the latest research and our diverse academic offering, as well as our flexible study opportunities and our selection of minor subjects freely available to students. We are a pioneer of continuous learning.

Students, high-level learning processes and student well-being stand at the core of our activities. We offer our students inspiring, open and continuously evolving learning environments: comfortable facility solutions and modern digital environments support learning.

Please visit our website to learn more about studying at UEF and life in Finland:

UEF Master’s degree programmes by field:

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Key statistics

  • 18.8
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 11,742
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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