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Residence permit application for a researcher

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you are coming to Finland in order to conduct scientific research or study for a Licentiate’s degree or prepare a doctoral dissertation. You are a researcher if you meet the following conditions:

  • You hold a doctoral degree or a second-cycle degree which gives you access to doctoral programmes.
  • You have been selected by a research organisation.
  • You have been admitted to the territory of an EU Member State for carrying out a research activity for which at least a second-cycle degree is normally required.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.


Period of validity

The permit is valid for a fixed time.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Immigration Service
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Immigration Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 10/22/2020