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First steps of a new degree student
Please follow these instructions carefully, as they are intended for all new Bachelor’s and Master’s students.
Important information for incoming exchange students
Please follow these instructions carefully, as they are intended for all new exchange and visiting students and free movers alike.
You must apply for a residence permit if you plan to study in Finland for longer than three months.
It is very important that you have good health insurance that is valid during the entire time your studies last.
Have a look at this list of useful hints and sources of information for house hunters. Check out first the most important steps, then go ahead and apply for housing.
Register with the authorities
After arriving in Finland you will have to register with a few relevant authorities within a certain period of time.
Updating your personal information and contact details
You can update your contact details on Weboodi or notify a Student service point.
Open a bank account
If you are studying in Finland for a longer time it is advisable to open a Finnish bank account.
Orientation and Tutoring
Here you will find information concerning the orientation period and student tutors.
Student's digital skills
The university offers you several digital services and tools that are indispensable in your studies.
Information for parents
The University of Helsinki offers excellent services for international students, but as the parent of a new student you play a significant supporting role as well.