Public education in Finland is free as well as top quality in the world. There are no annual fees for Finnish or international students.
Most degree students are also entitled to student financial aid, and some students also finance their studies with part-time work.
Studies at institutes of higher education can be financed with student financial aid from the state, provided that one is generally eligible. The prerequisites for granting financial aid are admission at the educational institution, full-time study, and need for financial aid.
The aid consists of a study grant, a housing supplement, and a government guarantee for student loans. The maximum amount of the normal study grant for polytechnic students is €259.01 per month and the study loan €220 per month. The study grant and adult study grant are taxable income.
Since Finland is a fairly expensive country, even if you get student financial aid, you may need to find part-time employment. The employment office or your place of study can assist you in finding a job. In the University of Jyväskylä, contact the Careers Services, and in the University of Applied Sciences, the Career and Recruitment Services will be able to help you.
You can also join the number of international students that are finding traineeship positions in various companies in Central Finland. The service is provided by a joint project, in which the University of Jyväskylä, the JAMK University of Applied Sciences, and the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium all take part.