Finland is quickly becoming a top destination for many international students, offering very attractive benefits that other countries cannot provide. For this reason, Finland has seen rapid growth in their international student numbers over the last 5 years, and it is increasingly becoming a popular destination for students from all corners of the globe.
But what does Finland actually offer students that is so attractive? Not only is it a country of extreme striking beauty, but it is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that still offers a totally free education to international students coming from EU/EEA countries. Starting in autumn of 2017, however, non-EU/EEA students do have to pay tuition fees. This will result in:
If you do choose to study in Finland, the Finnish Government requires students to have adequate international health insurance while they are studying in Finland. Only permanent residents of Finland are covered under the Finnish National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme of Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland), which means that as an international student, you will need to purchase a plan from a private insurance provider before you leave for Finland. This is enforced when you apply for your visa, and international student insurance has been providing such coverage since 2007, when the original regulations were announced.
The current regulations for students studying in Finland are:
For more information about the specific insurance requirements please visit our Finland Visa Insurance Requirements page for more information.
To assist international students in Finland, International Student Insurance provides you easy access to purchasing your insurance plan quickly and easily so that you are in compliance with your visa. We offer the following insurance plans for international students studying in Finland:
|Europe Travel||Atlas Travel||Student Secure|
|Policy MaximumPolicy Max.||€40,000 to €6 Million||$50,000 to $2 Million||$200,000 to $1,000,000 max$200k to $1M max|
|DeductibleDed.||€0 up to €2,000||$0 up to $5,000||$25 up to $100|
|Currency||€ Euro priced||$ USD priced||$ USD priced|
|Premium||Starting at €0.54/ day||Starting at $0.79/ day||Starting at $0.79/ day|
|Learn more||Learn more||Learn more|
We also provide a range of helpful articles that will guide you through the process of understanding the healthcare system in Finland and how to purchase coverage that meets the requirements. International Student Insurance is recommended to students by the Finland Department of Immigration .