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Residence permit application for studies

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you are moving to Finland to study and you have been accepted as a student at an educational institution. The studies must lead to a degree or vocational qualification. Applicable educational institutions are higher education institutions such as universities and universities of applied sciences, upper secondary schools and vocational education institutions. Your studies can also be exchange studies at any of these educational institutions.

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: 2/11/2020