Financial Aid for Students

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) grants financial aid for students. Please note that Kela benefits are available to non-citizens of Finland only in some cases
More information about Kela benefits to non-citizens of Finland

The financial aid for students is granted at the earliest from the beginning of the application month and cannot be applied for retrospectively. The financial aid for students includes the study grant, provider supplement and government guarantee for a student loan.
More information about Kela’s financial aid for students 

General housing allowance depends on the income of the household. You can apply for general housing allowance when you know your housing costs and living conditions. You can receive housing allowance retrospectively for the month preceding the month of application.
More information about Kela’s housing benefits

Kela’s phone service for students: 020 634 2550