Internships in Finland

University of Oulu offers grants for its degree students to finance their internships in different organizations, mainly in Finland.

Grants for Internships in Finland in 2019

  • The grant for internships in Finland is 1600 euros per student.
  • Duration of the internship must be at least 2 months (full-time).
  • Grants can only be applied for internships in SMEs, public sector or third sector organizations.
  • The internship must be paid (=employer pays salary). Grants cannot be applied for unpaid internships.


The application period will be ongoing until all grants have been used: students that meet the requirements (e.g. credits completed towards degree, average grade in major studies) can apply for the grants as soon as they find a suitable internship position.

Applications will not be processed during staff holidays (for example during July). Grant must be applied for and the grant application in SoleMove must be approved before the internship begins - applications cannot be accepted afterwards.

Please, read carefully: Support for traineeship in Finland

IMPORTANT: When applying for the grant, student must have an internship position offer from the prospective employer. Check the application instructions for complete criteria.

Useful information different kinds of financial support (including grants for internships abroad) offered by University of Oulu can be found here.

Now available also: Job listing offered by University of Oulu (including internship positions)

Internships abroad

Degree students of the University of Oulu can apply for internship grants abroad. Information on different kind of options available here.

New Portal for Internships Abroad

Oulu Business School has started collaboration with EFMD Global Career Services Network to offer students an exclusive platform for searching global internship opportunities. You can login (only with UniOulu student email userid) to EFMD Global Network platform to find internships,trainee positions, and graduate positions from companies around the world.
You can also complete an online assessment focused on work-related behavior, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and motivation. The online assessment is only for your personal assessment.
The link to Higher Portal can be found here.

More options for Internships Abroad

Ministry of Education has a website for their Internship applications here.

AIESEC also brings students the opportunity to do an internship at a promising start up company abroad – get first hand knowledge on how to start/run a start up. Through this experience a student or a recent graduate can develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Please check their website at or contact them directly:

How to get credits of your internship?

You can find instructions on how to get your internship position approved by the Business School and how to gain credits here.

More information

  • Grants for internships in Finland: questions can be sent to
  • Grants for internships abroad: questions can be sent to
  • Internship place acceptance, signatures for internship documents, reporting: Master´s programmes: Sakari Nikkilä (

Is your company looking for an intern?

In Oulu Business School there are about 1600 students in following programmes: Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing. One of them could  be your future employee!

You can reach our students by sending your offer of an internship position to the address below. In your message you should shortly describe the position in question (duties, timing of the position, salary etc.)


    Last updated: 29.4.2019