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You can apply to higher education when your vocational or general upper secondary studies are in the final stages. At the beginning of your studies, there are a multitude of things to remember, many tasks to complete, challenges and new content to life. Get as diverse a picture of student life as possible to ensure you get the most out of it. 

You can apply to higher education in the joint application process at 

When you have received a study place, apply to Kela for student financial aid. Read more about Kela's benefits for students.

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Check-list for new higher education student

Remember to do many things by specified deadlines, for example accept the offered study place and register with the institution of higher education.

Income of higher education students

As a student you may be entitled to student financial aid and where necessary a housing allowance, basic social assistance and sickness allowance.