Residence permit

Please, read the full information from:
the Finnish Immigration Service "Notice for Postgraduate Students" and "Notice for Researchers"!

Below is the key information from these notices (however, read the full information also):

Are you a citizen of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland?

  • If your answer is ‘NO’ and you plan to study in Finland for more than three months, you will need a residence permit.
  • If your answer is ‘YES’, you do not need a residence permit. Information on EU citizens’ registrations is available at www.poliisi.fi.

If you are coming to Finland for postgraduate studies (licentiate/doctor’s degree) and you receive financial compensation at least 1173 eur, a grant or a scholarship from an official institution in Finland or abroad:

If you are coming to Finland for postgraduate studies (licentiate/doctor’s degree) AND you are funding your stay with your own funds or your financial compensation is less than 1173 eur in a month:

Last updated: 12.6.2017