Student Financial Aid

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Foreign students who come to Finland for the purpose of studies are not entitled to student financial aid from Finland. Foreign students who reside permanently in Finland for reasons other than studies (such as family ties or work) can receive financial aid under certain conditions. For more information on student financial aid, please visit the site of Kela - The Social Insurance Institution of Finland.

Contact information

If you have questions about student financial aid, e-mail studiestod(at)
Counselling about student financial aid is given

  • In Helsinki: by Sara Schultz during office hours; Mondays and Thursday 1-4 p.m. and Wednesdays 9-12 a.m. phone +358-40-3521235.
  • In Vaasa: by the Office of Study Affairs