Students working while studying rose in Finland in 2021

There is an increase in the number of students working while studying in Finland in the year 2021. The employment rate has reached 52.5 in the country. 

A press release published on Thursday revealed that the employment rate of the country was 52.5 in 2021. An individual in the age group of 18 to 64 years contributes to this employment rate. Around 558,000 students are working, out of which 293,000 students are working while studying. The students who are working while studying are students of law, administration, and business.

According to the reports, a number of students working in the country were pursuing their master’s degrees from universities in Finland. International students studying in Finland are allowed to work while studying. As per the norms, students can work for 30 hours per week if an individual has a residence permit. However, students can work for a little longer in some weeks, but at the end of the year, they should limit to 30 hours a week.

Students who wish to study in Finland should have at least 560 EUR with them to sustain themselves in Finland. This cost will cover their living expense like accommodation, living costs, meals, and other expenses. The students and their employers must ensure that they should not exceed the limit of working hours per week.  According to the Finnish Immigration Service, “Your employer checks how many hours your residence permit allows you to work.” The report further claimed that there was a hike in the number of international students in Finland.

There are a total of 7,060 non-EU students who were granted residency permits in the country between January and October 2022. There is an increase in the number of applications in 2022 compared to 2021. In 2021, only 4,595 applicants were granted residency permits as per the reports.

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