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Check-list for new higher education student

Remember to handle the following matters by their deadlines:

  • Accept the study place you have been offered in the My Study Path serviceOpens in a new window..
  • Use the OILI serviceOpens in a new window. to register at your institution of higher education.
  • Where necessary submit copies of your transcripts to the educational institution.
  • Pay the university of applied sciences student fee or the student union's annual membership fee as well as other possible fees.
  • Pay the health care fee to Kela for each semester in OmaKelaOpens in a new window.. Kela will not issue a separate invoice for the payment. 
  • Request a student card or virtual student ID.
  • Find out what types of aidOpens in a new window. you can receive from Kela.
  • When necessary get student housing or other accommodation.
  • If you move, submit a joint notification of change of address to the Local Register Offices and post office via the Posti online serviceOpens in a new window..

The Income of higher education students site includes more information on the various types of benefit, wage payments, taxation and sickness allowance.

Text edited by: editorial team
Updated: 22/12/2022