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Asylum seekers’ right to study

The Aliens Act does not restrict asylum seekers’ right to study. If you are an asylum seeker, you can apply for and accept a study place if this is not against the rules and regulations of the educational institution in question.

However, receiving a study place does not automatically mean that you will be allowed to stay in Finland. When we process your asylum application, we examine your right to receive international protection. If you wish, you can also apply for a residence permit in Finland on the basis of studies. You can read more on the page Studying in Finland.