Changes to financial aid and housing assistance for students, 1 August 2017
The study grants paid to higher education students will be adjusted to the level of the grants provided to students in secondary education (max. EUR 250.28 per month). Student loan amounts will be raised for all students. The qualifying conditions for study grants and government guarantees for student loans will undergo numerous changes as well.
Students living in rented accommodation in Finland will be covered by the general housing allowance scheme.
Read more about the changes from Kela webpage!
Financial aid for students is available for Finnish citizens and, in some cases, for non-citizens of Finland. You may be entitled to financial aid if you are registered as a permanent resident of Finland in the population register system and your purpose for residence in Finland is something other than education (for example, work, family ties or return migration). If you are in Finland for the express purpose of attending school, you are not eligible for financial aid from Finland. For more information see the Kela webpage.