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Finn4life1
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Finnish citizen interested in studying.

Post by Finn4life1 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:26 pm

I'm from Australia, I'm in Finland now doing my army service, i'm a citizen of Finland.
I'm going back to Australia after army to finish studying, business commerce, if I exchange here, because I'm a citizen, can I claim normal kela benefits as I am now? In Australia most students live below the poverty line and that sounds rough.
And university fees are paid by the government (minus textbooks etc) correct?



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Upphew
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Re: Finnish citizen interested in studying.

Post by Upphew » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am

Finn4life1 wrote:I'm from Australia, I'm in Finland now doing my army service, i'm a citizen of Finland.
I'm going back to Australia after army to finish studying, business commerce, if I exchange here, because I'm a citizen, can I claim normal kela benefits as I am now? In Australia most students live below the poverty line and that sounds rough.
And university fees are paid by the government (minus textbooks etc) correct?
There are no university fees for Finns, so government can't pay them... ;)
Have you visited www.studyinfo.fi ?
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Finn4life1
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Re: Finnish citizen interested in studying.

Post by Finn4life1 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Upphew wrote:
Finn4life1 wrote:I'm from Australia, I'm in Finland now doing my army service, i'm a citizen of Finland.
I'm going back to Australia after army to finish studying, business commerce, if I exchange here, because I'm a citizen, can I claim normal kela benefits as I am now? In Australia most students live below the poverty line and that sounds rough.
And university fees are paid by the government (minus textbooks etc) correct?
There are no university fees for Finns, so government can't pay them... ;)
Have you visited http://www.studyinfo.fi ?
Yeah I'll check it out. Exchange programs are confusing enough, but because I'm an actual citizen it's a little bit different haha.
Perhaps I'll ask a professional about my options in Australia. I'll read through that site for sure. I've still got 6 months as Alikersantti to go, so plenty of time to read.

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Re: Finnish citizen interested in studying.

Post by Upphew » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:03 am

Finn4life1 wrote:
Upphew wrote:
Finn4life1 wrote:I'm from Australia, I'm in Finland now doing my army service, i'm a citizen of Finland.
I'm going back to Australia after army to finish studying, business commerce, if I exchange here, because I'm a citizen, can I claim normal kela benefits as I am now? In Australia most students live below the poverty line and that sounds rough.
And university fees are paid by the government (minus textbooks etc) correct?
There are no university fees for Finns, so government can't pay them... ;)
Have you visited http://www.studyinfo.fi ?
Yeah I'll check it out. Exchange programs are confusing enough, but because I'm an actual citizen it's a little bit different haha.
Perhaps I'll ask a professional about my options in Australia. I'll read through that site for sure. I've still got 6 months as Alikersantti to go, so plenty of time to read.
Still in army... pop in for a chat with your sosiaalikuraattori.
http://google.com http://translate.google.com http://urbandictionary.com
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Re: Finnish citizen interested in studying.

Post by Flossy1978 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:07 am

I am Australian. If you think Australian students live below the poverty line while studying, then Finnish students must be living on air.

Most Australians work while studying. They don't struggle anywhere near to how Finnish students do.

The money you get for studying in Finland is very little. You will struggle to even afford food if you don't also work.

Study money is just to help students survive, not to fund so much they can just study.


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