Financing your studies
General information on student financial aid
As a university student, you can apply for student financial aid. Please refer to the Kela website for information on student financial aid and any recent changes to it.
Extending the maximum eligibility period for student financial aid
The maximum period of eligibility for financial aid for your degree depends on the scope of the degree and the academic year in which you began your studies. More information on eligibility periods is available
Student financial aid for summer studies
When you decide to study full-time in the summer, you can apply for student financial aid for the summer months.
The monitoring of the progress of studies in relation to student financial aid
You must make progress in your studies to remain eligible for student financial aid. The progress of students who receive financial aid is evaluated annually. Every October, Kela monitors students’ progress for the preceding academic year.
Studying on unemployment benefit
Have you discontinued your studies due to work, only to subsequently lose your job and have a difficult time finding new employment? Do you think your employment prospects might be improved by a bachelor’s or master’s degree?
You can apply for social assistance if your income and assets do not cover your essential daily expenses. Click here for more information on social assistance.
Working while studying
International exchange and degree students are allowed to work during their stay in Finland – with certain restrictions. The restrictions have to do with the nationality (EU/EEA or non-EU/EEA) and the nature of employment.
Scholarships and grants
These pages include information about grants offered by the UH Funds and other funds.