For families and spouses

Here you can learn more about practicalities such as day care and school, employment, education and recreation as well as spouse network, which will help you to settle in Finland.
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Day care and school

Here you will find some essential information on Finnish school system as well as day care provided by local authority.


Below are some useful information and links related to employment in Finland.

Education and personal development

Finland offers a wide range of educational opportunities for the whole family. Your stay in Finland can provide an excellent opportunity for your professional development. You may decide either to study towards a degree or take non-degree studies of your choice.

Spouse network


Helsinki region has a vivid cultural scene and an active event calendar. Numerous festivals feature Finnish and international talent throughout the year.

Nature is always nearby in Helsinki region. Bicycling, walking and skiing paths are extensive and allow easy access throughout the city.

At Aalto, Aalto Club and Experiencing Finland events are a great way to meet new people and have fun, while getting familiar with Finnish culture. Family members are warmly welcome to most events.

See also

Human Resource (HR) services contact details

Contact details to Human Resources (HR) services for Joint University services as well as for HR units at Schools and Departments.

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International mobility of our staff index

International mobility of our staff index

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Moving to Finland

On this page you find information on practical issues concerning moving to Finland, such as about social security, taxation and opening a bank account.

In Finland

Preparing for arrival

This page provides information on practices necessary for entering and starting your stay in Finland.

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Social life and recreation

Having social networks helps you feel at home! Aalto University organises many events and other possibilities for international staff and their families to meet and mingle and thus hopefully settle in smoothly. Some examples are Aalto Club and Experiencing Finland event. In addition, we have collected tips and links for you to find the most suitable information.


Finding a private rental

For longer term accommodation in Helsinki region the best options are either renting or purchasing an apartment or a house. In case you are planning to purchase an apartment we recommend you to contact your bank and/or estate agencies to gain professional assistance and advice. Here you'll find information on renting an apartment, rental rates, and how to find an apartment.

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HEI LIFE Spouse Network for Greater Helsinki

HEI LIFE Spouse Network hopes to bring together spouses of employees in higher education institutions in the greater Helsinki area for collaboration, peer support and networking. Everyone belonging to the focus group is most warmly welcome to join the network!

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