Working as an International Student

Working in Finland as an International Student

An EU citizen can work while studying in Finland and does not need to acquire a special work permit to do so.

Non-EU students are allowed to work without restrictions if the work is related to the degree, ie. for practical training and thesis. Otherwise, the students are allowed to work for an average of 25 hours per week during the academic year. The number of working hours is not restricted on a weekly level meaning that you can adjust your weekly working hours during the semesters, as long as you work for 25 hours a week on average. During holidays, the students are allowed to work without restrictions.

Earnings from part-time work during term-time may be included in the amount of disposable funds required for a residence permit at the discretion of the authorities. However, this is not possible in the case of a first residence permit.

MIGRI: Working in Finland

MIGRI: After graduation