In addition to some useful extra cash, having a part-time job can be a good way of gaining valuable work experience and networks alongside your studies. If you are non-EU student, you can work within certain limits on a student residence permit.
Finding a job in Finland can be quite challenging as not all fields of study offer opportunities for employment before graduation. Job applicants may also be required to have Finnish or Swedish language skills.
Non-EU students can also apply for an extended residence permit for up to a year after graduation. This is intended to help graduates in their search for work. More information is available at www.migri.fi.
Where to look for employment?
When you start looking for a job, first check out the careers services your Finnish university has on offer.
General advice and tips on where and how to look for employment can also be found for example on the InfoFinland website.