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Insurance cover for students [page]

health insurance for incoming international students EU citizens All the citizens of the EU countries (opens in a new tab) and Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland should have the European Health Insurance Card (opens in a new tab) when they arrive in Finland. This card gives access to medically necessary public health care during a temporary stay […]

Student health care [page]

four different health care sectors Finnish Student Health Service (for the Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students only) Public Health Care Private Health Care Occupational Health Care finnish student health service, fshs Offers preventive health care, medical care, mental health care and dental care (NOT emergency health care). Available for the students in Bachelor’s and Master’s […]

FAQ: Frequently asked questions on student exchange [page]

Why is student exchange a good idea? Studying abroad often gives a new and broader perspective to your own field of study and offers the chance to take courses not provided by your home university. The exchange period will improve your language and intercultural communication skills. You will make new friends, gain experiences and confidence, […]

Bulletins and guidelines [page]

On this page: Calls for applications for student exchange 1 – 31 May The coronavirus pandemic and safety Brexit and student exchanges 1. Calls for applications for student exchange 1 – 31 May (updated 26 April) The third calls for applications for student exchange on the spring semester 2022 begins on Saturday 1 May, and […]

Other social benefits for students [page]

Finnish social security includes benefits based on living and working. All permanent residents of Finland are covered by pension security, i.e., health care services, health insurance benefits, parenthood benefits and family benefits. Some benefits involve additional requirements on residence in the country, mainly related to the duration of the residence. Kela handles benefits related to […]

Checklist for outgoing exchange students [page]

Plan your exchange well in advance. Search for information about the host country, region, and host university. Think about your goals for the exchange. The final acceptance from the host university usually arrives late in the summer/at the beginning of the year. You can start planning the arrangements even before the acceptance letter arrives; however, […]

Grant for studies and/or research period [article]

GRANT FOR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH PERIOD ABROAD IN 2019   Target groups and eligibility criteria The Saastamoinen Foundation has donated EUR 10,000 to the University of Eastern Finland, to be used for the Anitta Etula Special Grant. The grant will be awarded to one Master’s level student with a doctoral study right or to one […]

People returning from the epidemic area: study or work from home for 14 days [article]

The coronavirus situation has changed again. The epidemic area currently covers mainland China, Iran, South Korea and Italy, and now also Tyrol in Austria and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The epidemic areas are reassessed on a daily basis. Please see the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) for […]

Healthcare fee for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021 [article]

Starting 1 January 2021 the healthcare fee for students in higher education will be paid to Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland). Until 31 December 2020 the healthcare fee has been included in the student union membership fee. You can find information on the healthcare fee for students in higher education on the Kela website […]