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For educational institutions

The information on these pages is especially intended for educational institutions that receive foreign students from outside the EU and the EEA.

On these pages, you can quickly find answers to your questions about the role of the educational institution in the process of obtaining a residence permit. We have gathered illustrated instructions concerning the contents of a residence permit card to make it easier to find out whether the student is obliged to pay a tuition fee. On these pages you can also find information about working and internships during studies, postgraduate studies and asylum seekers’ right to study.

Information package on residence permits for studies

This information package (pdf) contains information on residence permits for studies to help you give guidance to students from outside the European Union (EU). The information package is available as a PDF file that can be easily navigated by using the table of contents.

Information meeting for educational institutions on 29 March 2023 (only in Finnish)

The Finnish Immigration Service arranged an information meeting for educational institutions on 29 March 2023 with speakers from the Finnish Immigration Service, the Finnish National Agency for Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Among other things, the meeting contained up-to-date information about

  • residence permits for studies and research
  • Finnish missions
  • the project OLEDIGI which aims at ensuring a smooth entry into the country for international applicants.

Information meeting for educational institutions (