Support for Studying

Financial aid

Students have the possibility of receiving financial aid to ensure at least a subsistence income during their time of studies.

Financial aid consists of a study grant and a state-guaranteed student loan. The general eligibility conditions for receiving financial aid include: being accepted into an educational institution, pursuing studies full-time, making progress in studies and being in need of financial aid. Citizens of Finland and, under certain conditions, of other countries may be eligible to receive financial aid.

You may apply for financial aid through the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). See their website.

More detailed information about financial aid and other student benefits is available on the Kela website. If you have questions, you can contact Kela by

You may also apply for a general housing allowance.

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