The number of Russian degree students in Finnish higher education institutions has grown rapidly over the last years. Whereas in 2010 the number of Russian students pursuing a degree in Finland was 1 776, the latest statistics on student mobility in Finland show that Russia is clearly the number one sending country with 3 044 degree students in 2014. The total number of international degree students in Finnish higher education institutions in 2014 was 20 255, with China (1 963 students) and Vietnam (1 619 students) completing the top three sending countries. Student exchange with Russia has remained stable over the last years with 333 students from Finland studying in Russia and 483 students from Russia studying in Finland in 2014, with study periods lasting from 3 to 12 months.
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