Work permit

Working in Europe | Work permit | Finland

You are considered to be a researcher if you come to Finland to study at a university after your master's degree for

  • a licentiate degree,
  • a doctor's degree or
  • to conduct post-doc research

and you receive a scholarship or salary from an official sponsor, such as a university or a research institute.

In this case, you need to apply for a residence permit as a researcher. Note that the official sponsor which pays for your salary or your scholarship can be Finnish or foreign.

If you come to Finland to study at a university after your master's degree and finance your studies with your own money, you need to apply for a residence permit for studies.

 

Information provided by EURAXESS Finland