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    Visa Information Tool


    Destination:

    Finland

    Visa:

    Study



    Finland Student Visa

    If you want to apply for Finland Student Visa then you will be glad to know that Finland ranks high in international student satisfaction.

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      Finland is known for many things: its cold weather, its nickname “the land of a thousand lakes”, and Lapland, the home of Santa Claus. But Finland is also an innovative country where you can enjoy world-class higher education.

       

      "Learn about the requirements for studying in Finland ., such as how much does a Finland student visa cost? What documents will you be needing for applying for a student visa? Etc."

      Finland Student Visa Processing Time

      Submit your visa application at a mission of Finland or a visa center no later than 15 days before travel. The application can be submitted at the earliest six months before the intended visit.

      After the submission of your application, It takes around 1 - 3 months for it to get processed.

      Finland Student Visa Fee

      Type of students Cost
      Non-EU national €360
      EU national 0 application fee
      Right of residence: €54 euros.


      List of Countries whose students don't need a visa to study in Finland

      Albania

      Andorra

      Antigua and Barbuda

      Argentina

      Australia

      Bahamas

      Barbados

      Bosnia 

       Herzegovina

      Brazil

      Brunei

      Canada 

       

      Costa Rica

      Dominica

      El Salvador

      Georgia

      Malaysia

      Marshall Islands

      Mauritius

      Mexico

      Micronesia

      United States of America

      Uruguay

      Vanuatu

      Venezuela

      Palau

      Panama

      Grenada

      Guatemala

      Holy See (Vatican City State)

      Honduras

      Hong Kong 

      Israel

      Japan

      Kiribati

      Macao 

      Chile

      Colombia

       

      Paraguay

      Peru

      Saint Kitts and Nevis

      Saint Lucia

      Saint Vincent

      Samoa

      Serbia

      Seychelles

      Singapore

      Solomon Islands

      South Korea

      Taiwan

      New Zealand

      Nicaragua

      North Macedonia

      Moldova

      Monaco

      Montenegro

      Nauru

      Timor Leste

      Tonga

      Trinidad and Tobago

      Tuvalu

      Ukraine

      United Arab Emirates

      Finland study visa process

      Go to the visavendor.com. Here you will have to:

      • Fill in the Assessment form
      • Receive our email
      • You will have to pay the refundable visa service fee that Visa Vendor charges
      • After your payment, you will be given credentials of your portal
      • You will attach all your important documents that are mentioned in the checklist above
      • Your application will be finalized 
      • Once your application is completed, it will be sent to the embassy to get processed

      Living cost for Students in Finland

      In Finland, you will need between 700 – 900 EUR/month, depending on the area in which you will live. Helsinki is the most expensive city, while Lappeenranta, Pori, and Tampere are known as the most affordable student cities.

      Check the average budget you need for the large cities in Finland (including accommodation costs):

      Countries  Living Costs
        Helsinki between 980 and 1,580 EUR/month 
      Jyvaskyla Between 700 and 1,100 EUR/month
      Oulu between 660 and 1,000 EUR/month
      Tampere between 870 and 1,300 EUR/month 


      Tuition Fees in Finland

      From the start of autumn 2017, if you are a non-European then you will have to pay your tuition fees. It usually varies between 5,000 – 18,000 EUR/year depending on the degree and university you choose.

      Keep in mind that if you have to pay tuition fees, you can also apply for a scholarship program. Each public university in Finland has one, so it’s a great opportunity to reduce the overall costs of your education.

      Finland student visa requirements

      • Fill in the Finnish Visa Application form
      • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. 
      • Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
      • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required
      • Travel medical visa insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Finland and the entire Schengen area
      • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Finland and itinerary
      • A copy of your return-ticket reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Finland.
      • Proof of Accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Finland. 
      • Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
      • Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay
      When applying to study in Finland, Additionally you will be needing 3 more documents:
       
      • An enrollment certificate allowing attendance of courses
      • Certificate of completion or courses attended
      • Financial sustenance 

      Best Universities in Finland according to International Rankings

      Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2020)  Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2019)  TopUniversities Ranking (2020)  U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020) 
      University of Helsinki 96 63 107 87
      Aalto University 184 301 134 186
      Tampere University 251 501 395 398
      University of Oulu 251 301 374 419
      University of Turku 351 301 287 343
      University of Eastern Finland 401 401 498 374
      LUT University 501 901 491 599
      University of Jyväskylä 501 501 346 489
      Åbo Akademi University 601 - 541 948







      Visa Information Tool


      Destination:

      Finland

      Visa:

      Study