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Outgoing mobility in 2022 on the rise in Finland

Recent statistics have shown an increase in the number of mobility periods Finnish higher education students completed abroad in 2022 compared to the year before. There were 6200 long-term mobility periods, i.e., study exchanges or traineeships with the minimum duration of three months and more than 2000 mobility periods shorter than that. This is significantly more than the previous year, when only 2,900 long-term and 500 short-term mobility periods were completed.

The statistics confirm the picture formed by the situation survey conducted by the Finnish National Agency for Education last autumn, according to which international student mobility in higher education has again become more active after the pandemic. However, the figures are still not anywhere near the pre-pandemic levels as Finnish higher education students completed 7,900 long-term and 4,700 short-term mobility periods in 2019.

The number of incoming higher education students completing a long-term mobility period in Finland has in turn increased significantly faster. In 2022, a total of 9,400 international exchange students came to Finland for a mobility period of at least 3 months, while their number was 6,700 the previous year. The number of incoming students completing a long-term mobility period has already almost reached the pre-pandemic level. In addition, 1,600 students came to Finland on a shorter exchange.

You can find more information and statistics here.