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Immigrant’s independent study

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Independent study is useful if the TE Office or local government pilot cannot offer you a place in integration training or you can find some other training that is better suited to your needs. Sometimes independent study can help you find work and integrate faster.

You may look for a place of study yourself, or the TE Office or local government pilot may offer you a place of study for independen ...

Do the following

If you plan on starting studies or have already applied for a study place, do the following.

  • Contact the TE Office or local government pilot immediately.
  • Sometimes the TE Office or local government pilot may send you forms that relate to starting studies or study support. Follow the instructions given to you and submit the forms at least 2 weeks prior to starting the studies.
  • If the decision is favourable, a new integration plan will be prepared for you. Agreements concerning the studies and the related obligations are set out in the new integration plan.
  • If the decision is negative, the TE Office or local government pilot will inform you of the decision by letter.
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To whom and on what terms

As a precondition for supporting the studies, the TE Office or local government pilot has decided that you need training and assessed that the studies support your integration and employment. You must agree on studies in your integration plan with an expert of the TE Office or local government pilot. If necessary, you must provide a report on the progress of your studies.

If you apply and are accepted to an independent course, the extent of which is at least 20 hours a week, notify an expert of the TE Office or local government pilot immediately. You must pay any course fees yourself.

If you interrupt the studies, the payment of unemployment security might be interrupted.

The service is provided by

TE Office

Other responsible organisations

Uusimaa TE Office, Satakunta TE Office, Kainuu TE Office, Pirkanmaa TE Office, Etelä-Savo TE Office, Pohjois-Karjala TE Office, Lapland TE Office, Etelä-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Kaakkois-Suomi TE Office, Keski-Suomi TE Office, Pohjanmaa TE Office, Varsinais-Suomi TE Office, Häme TE Office, Pohjois-Savo TE Office

Responsible for the service

TE Office
Text edited by: TE Office
Updated: 9/8/2023