A NEW LAND, A NEW START
That’s how our Finnish founders felt about relocating to a new country. This same pioneering spirit is still alive today as new lives are forged at Finlandia University. Finlandia is a small, private university located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior.
We offer undergraduate (bachelor’s) degrees in Business, Health Sciences, Art & Design, and Liberal Arts, in a safe, small-town environment. We look forward to making you feel welcome here!
The first step is to apply for admission. Applying for admission at Finlandia University is free. For issuance of a SEVIS I-20, international students cannot choose “undeclared” as their major. You must select a major from the choices given in order to be issued an I-20. Additionally, international students must provide a physical home address (not a PO box).
To be considered for fall (August) semester enrollment, all required application materials must be received by Finlandia University Admissions by June 15. Students should plan to arrive on campus the third week of August. To be considered for spring (January) semester enrollment, all required application materials must be received by Finlandia University Admissions by October 15. Students should plan to arrive on campus in early January.
Finlandia University requires that transcripts from international institutions be evaluated (and, if necessary, translated to English) by an academic credential evaluation service before transfer credit is evaluated and posted. If you would like to know what courses will transfer before attending Finlandia, you can request an evaluation prior to enrolling. This option will make registration easier and faster. We recommend you use World Education Service (WES) for this evaluation.
You are responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying for the evaluation. Please note that credential evaluations can be used for transfer credit purposes only.
September 14, 2021
This fall, Finlandia University’s overall enrollment grew by six percent with the on-campus student population increasing by nine percent. This full-time-equivalent growth brought 25 more students to campus than in fall 2020, giving Finlandia an enrollment of 430. The fall 2021 incoming class is the largest since 2016 with Finlandia’s International School of Business realizing an all-time high of 137 degree-seeking majors. Nearly 70 percent of Finlandia’s fall 2021 student body is from Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes region […] Read More
July 26, 2021
Available until August 1, 2021, Finlandia University is offering a $1,000 Visiting Scholarship for both in-person and virtual visitors. FinnU has approachable professors, friendly students, spacious dorm rooms, a sun-filled café and a gorgeous location that are all awaiting you.
This award is a $1,000 scholarship, $500/year for two years, available to full-time students in good standing at the University entering Fall 2021. To receive this award visits must be scheduled through the admissions office. Interested students can learn more at […] Read More
June 10, 2021
During the 2021 spring semester, the International School of Business collaborated with Finlandia’s new Seaton Center for Vocation & Career to equip graduating seniors with the skills they need to prepare competitive job applications and interview successfully. Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, partnered with Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault and Dean Kevin Manninen to restructure the Business Senior Seminar course, with opportunities for students to put their job search skills into practice and receive individual feedback. Ms. Dorst delivered […] Read More