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Student Health Care

Students who study for a bachelor’s or a master’s level degree (including international double degree students) at a university of applied sciences will be entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)

FSHS provides health care for you

Student Health Care services are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)

The FSHS services are set out in the Act on healthcare for students in higher education and in the Guide on Student Healthcare published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The guide specifies, among other things, the content of health and medical services.

The FSHS responsibility areas are:

  • to provide students with health and medical care services
  • to promote students’ health and ability to study, and
  • to promote the well-being of the study environment and student community.

The FSHS services are provided nationwide in a uniform manner. In other words, you can access the same high-quality services irrespective of your place of study in Finland. Read more about the services of FSHS. 

No invoice will be sent for the health care fee, and thus you have to pay the fee at your own initiative. The fee is paid to Kela in each semester (which is twice a year).

Note: Kela doesn’t send you a fee so you’ll need to take care of the fee proactively. See instructions on how to pay the healthcare fee in higher education (Kela’s pages).