Immigration & Visa in Finland
Advice on Immigration & Visa in Finland, where you can make sure you get the right documents to make a successful application to your ideal university.
If you are an EU citizen or Swiss national, you will be allowed to study a degree in Finland without needing a student visa providing you can show the following:
• You are studying for more than three months
• You have sufficient income or savings to support yourself during your studies (minimum 560 Euros per month)
• You are enrolled at an approved or accredited institution
• You have comprehensive health insurance
Non-EU students will need to apply for either a short-term entry permit or a student residence permit depending on the length of study.
A short-term entry permit will allow you to stay in Finland for up to three months, whereas a student residence permit is required by students looking to study for longer periods.
If you’re an international non-EU student it’s likely that you’ll need a student residence permit.
You can only apply for this after you have been accepted at a Finnish university or UAS, and you’ll need to prove that you have valid health insurance and enough money to support yourself throughout your studies.