Students may apply for financial aid for summer studies, also. Summer financial aid months are June, July and August (1.6.-31.8.).
Students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month. Present you plan for summer studies in the application.
For foreign studies and practical training students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month or if their summer studies amount to at least 18 days of study per month.
You can file the application for financial aid electronically on Kela’s web site
(only in Finnish/Swedish): English information
You can also apply for summer financial aid using Kela’s OTM form. For foreign studies, a Learning Agreement must be enclosed. You can return the application directly to Kela. The OTM form can be printed out from the link OTM form
You should submit your application for summer financial aid on time. Financial aid is not paid retroactively; it is only paid beginning from the month when the application is submitted.
Financial aid months used during the summer are subtracted from your total financial aid months and they are taken into account in both income monitoring and study progress monitoring. Progress in summer studies is monitored in September in conjunction with monitoring of annual progress in studies.