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Residence permit application for internship

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you are coming to Finland for an internship and you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are applying for a residence permit within a maximum of two years of completing your higher education degree.
  • You are currently participating in a course of study that leads to a higher education degree and the internship is in a field matching your studies.
  • You are between 18 and 30 years of age, and you are studying the Finnish or Swedish language at a university outside Finland.
  • You are between 18 and 30 years of age, you are studying at a university outside Finland, and the internship is in a field matching your studies or your degree.

You should also apply for a residence permit with this application if you are coming to Finland for an internship which is part of:

  • an agreement between states; or
  • a non-governmental organisation’s exchange programme.

A residence permit for internship is issued as a temporary residence permit for a maximum period of 18 months.

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 languagesSwedish, English, Finnish
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 3/11/2020