Useful links for students coming to Finland
Studera i Helsingfors
(this page available ONLY in Swedish)
På följande sidor hittar du information om studier, studieliv och annat intressant för dig som studerar eller är intresserad av att studera på svenska i Helsingfors.
Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) informs on the Finnish education system, the higher education institutions, Finnish culture, grants and scholarships, and many useful links.
Published by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On this site you find among other things information on education and research, a guide to Finnish customs and manners and information on the Finnish way of life, travel information and a virtual newsroom.
Coming to Finland
Finland Travel Guide. A gateway to tourist services and facilities in Finland. Comma Group Ltd.
Residence in Finland
Directorate of Immigration (UVI) informs about entry permits to Finland and application procedures.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about the Finnish diplomatic missions abroad and foreign diplomatic missions in Finland.
The Social Insurance Institution
The Social Insurance Institution (KELA) informs on among other things benefits for students, parents and families, and sickness allowance.
Health Services for Students
The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) covers university students at bachelor's and master's level, including exchange student (for instance Erasmus and Nordplus stipendiates) who have received a Finnish Student Union card. Please note that Doctoral students are not allowed to use these services.
Accomodation in Helsinki
Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) offers student housing services in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
Accommodation in Vaasa
Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa (VOAS) offers student accommodation in Vaasa.
Information on the application procedure of Finnish driving licences and the validity of a foreign driving licence.