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Joint application for higher education in spring 2017: 15 March — 5 April 2017 at 15:00 (GMT+2) Appplication period 2. Available study options.


Universities of applied sciences and universities charge a tuition fee from Bachelor’s or Master’s level students studying in languages other than Finnish or Swedish.
EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to the charge. Read more on tuition fees.


Integration assistance

Student practical nurse is advicing a patient.

As an immigrant you have the right to an individual integration plan, which usually contains labour market training for adults or self-motivated education. During self-motivated education, you can receive integration assistance and maintenance allowance. These are subject to the same eligibility criteria and payable at the same rate as labour market subsidy. Also, they are provided on a means-tested basis.

Your individual integration plan is drawn up at your local TE Services (Public employment and business services).

More information

Basic information for immigrants on Infopankki portal (several languages)

Information about unemployement benefits on Infopankki portal (several languages)

Information about unemployement security on TE-services website (in English)

Information on immigrant’s benefits on Kela website (in Finnish)