International Students

Finlandia is a fully-accredited, small, private university located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior.

We offer undergraduate (bachelor’s) degrees in International Business, Nursing, Art & Design, and Liberal Arts, in a safe, small-town environment. We look forward to making you welcome here!

English Language Program (ESL)

We have an on-campus English Language Program for students who have not taken an English Proficiency Exam, or whose score is too low for direct admission into a degree program.  Students may spend one to four semesters in the English Language Program, depending on their skill level at time of admission.


How to Apply

Below is your step-by-step guide on how to apply for admission to Finlandia University.


Please address any questions you may have to our international admissions team at, or via the information below.

International Staff and Faculty

Craig KangasAssistant Director of Admissions and Transfer CoordinatorFinlandia Universitycraig.kangas@finlandia.edu906-487-7208
Hilary VirtanenAssistant Professor, Finnish & Nordic StudiesFinlandia Universityhilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu906-487-7514
Keith ArnoldEnrollment Officer / International Student Coordinator / Men's Assistant Basketball CoachFinlandia Universitykeith.arnold@finlandia.eduDesk: (906) 487-7311 Cell: (906) 370-3777


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