All non-EU/ETA students have to apply residence permit at the nearest Finnish embassy of his/her home country. Residence permit is issued by Finnish Immigration Service, shortly MIGRI.
We recommend to start your residense permit application process immediately after you will receive a letter of acceptance from the University of Oulu WCE programme in May. It is because the residence permit process takes typically 2...3 months and your studies will start at the beginning of September.
Remember also, that MIGRI reruires non-EU/ETA student to show 6720 Euros/year (560 Euros/month) on student's personal bank account (or by some other reliable/trusted way) for living expences in addition ability to pay tuition fee (in our WCE programme case 25%x10000 = 2500 Euros/year). All these monetary requirements equals 9220 Euros in total for each study year.
Last updated: 27.6.2019