In addition to the tuition fee, your living costs while studying in Finland will be approximately 600-800€ per month. The amount will depend on your rent, lifestyle and other activities.
Don’t forget to calculate the necessary initial costs for the start of your studies:
- Flight ticket to Finland
- Transportation from airport to your campus
- Deposit of your apartment
- Furniture & necessary household items
- Winter clothes and shoes
Example student budget per month:
- Rent: 300€
- Daily lunch at school: 60€
- Food and beverages: 300€
- Clothes, hobbies and leisure time: 140€
Example students total budget per month: 800€
Proving your incomes for residence permit (only non-EU/EEA students):
When applying for the student residence permit to Finland, you will need to prove your incomes during your studies.
For the student residence permit, you must have at least 560* euros per month to pay for your accommodation, food and other expenses. For one year of residence, you will therefore need 6,720 euros in total.
Please check the full information concerning how to prove your incomes and residence permit at
Finnish Immigration service websites:
*Finnish Immigration Services website 3 August 2016. Please check the information concerning the residence permit always from the Finnish Immigration services website: