Continuing your studies in Finland
This residence permit application is for you if you are studying at a Finnish educational institution where you have already been accepted as a student. The studies must be undergraduate studies, leading to a degree or vocational qualification. Applicable educational institutions include universities and universities of applied sciences, vocational education institutions and exchange students in the above mentioned educational institutions and upper secondary schools. In special cases, a residence permit for studies may be issued for studies other than those described above.
Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin. You need to have at least:
- copy of valid passport
- certificate of attendance from educational institution
- report on the progress of your studies
- clarification of income
- certificate of insurance.
Complete the application and select your service point
Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. You must prove your identity at a Migri service point in Finland. You will find more information at migri.fi/en/identification. Please take into account that the service points can be very busy. You can book an appointment already before submitting the application using Migri's appointment system.
Pay and submit your application
The processing of an application is subject to a fee. You can pay the processing fee with most credit cards, or use the online banking services provided by Finnish banks. You can also pay the processing fee at the Migri service point during your visit to prove your identity.
Visit the selected authority to identify yourself
Visit Migri to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. Remember to take a passport photo with you.
Follow the processing of your application
You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service. If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request through the e-service. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.