What is the IELTS Eligibility Criteria For Finland Visa?

Finland is a northern European country that borders Sweden Norway and Russia. Its official languages are Swedish and Finnish. It is one of the counties which is good for international students to work or for study purposes. Here is a network of over 40 universities that offer more than 600 subjects to opt-out from. Its top-class infrastructure and its globally set standards in technology make it worth country to live in. Also, international students can enjoy the good status of living along with safety there. The natural beauty of Finland can also be enjoyed throughout the year.

Courses For Students:-

Students are free to choose out bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate level degrees. Social science, computer science, business, medical, law or engineering, the choice is yours.

Student Visa:-

There are two types of student visas that are offered by the Finland government

  • First is short term visa for ipto 90 days.
  • Other is long term visa for stay for more than 90 days.

Usually the first type of visa is applied by those students who want to engage in some short term courses or to attend any special project or seminar in some university. Also, if you are thinking of engaging in some diploma course certificate, you need to apply for short term visa only.

Is working allowed under a student visa?

Yes, working is allowed on a Finland student visa if your work is related to your studies. Then only you can carry out your work. However, there are some conditions too.

  • You are allowed to work for approximately 25 hours a week on average under your academic term.
  • You are also allowed to work with no restriction if your university has no instruction.

IELTS or TOEFL Requirements:-

In order to get admission in Finnish universities, you must be able to prove your proficiency in the English language. So, in Finnish universities, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) tests are accepted as proof of this proficiency. However, the Pearson Test of English (PTE), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) are also accepted to study in Finland.

Required score in IELTS academic to study in Finland universities is 6.0 to 6.5 and the points required in TOEFL test are 79 to 92.


IELTS score

TOEFL score

  1. Aalto university

Total 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in writing module

Minimum 92 with 22 in writing section

2. Arcada university of applied sciences

Minimum 6.0 overall

Total of 79

3. Lapland university of applied sciences

Overall 6.0

79 to 80 overall

4. LUT university

(Lappeenranta- Lahti university of technology)

Overall. 6.0 with 5.5 in writing module

Bachelor’s degree 78 and master’s degree 80

5. Oulu university of applied sciences

Minimum 5.5 to 6.0 (depends)

79 to 80 overall

6. Tampere university

Minimum 6.5

Total of 92

7. University of eastern Finland

Overall 6.5 with minimum of 5.5. In writing module

Overall 90 to 92 wit a score of 22 on writing

8. University of Helsinki

6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing module

92 overall with 22 in writing section

9. University of Jyvaskyla

6.5 for Masters and 7.0 for PhD programs

Master’s degree 92 and PhD 95

10. University of lapland

Overall 6.5

Total of 85

11. University of Oulu

6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each module

Total of 92 with a minimum of 20 in the writing section

12. University of Turku

Bachelor’s degree 6.0 and master’s degree 6.5

Bachelor’s degree 80 overall with no less than 18 in each section

Master’s degree 92 overall with no less than 20 in each section.

You don’t particularly require IELTS or TOEFL scores if you have met any of the following conditions:-

You are a native speaker of English.

If you have a previous academic degree in English of EU, EEA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or USA.

Also if part of that academic degree was taught in English at Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences.

Process Of Applying For Financial Student Visa:-

1. Research for the courses and universities where a student wants to apply. You can research for it thoroughly as per your choice. You can also compare the tuition fees of different universities.

a. For this particular task, a counselor can also be considered.

2. Download the application form and attach the documents within along with filling of form. Pay the necessary charges of form.

a. (The Finland visa application form generally takes 2 to 3 months for processing.)

b. Visa.vfsglobal.com (an official site of Finland embassy in India).

3. Next step is interview. Once your application get shortlisted, you will be asked for any video or skype interview. You will be supposed to answer them in English Language only.

4. Then after the selection process, you will be asked to pay the annual fee along with the charges of your accommodation and miscellaneous.

Documents Required For Finland Visa

  • A valid passport.
  • Passport size photographs
  • A certificate of acceptance from Finland university
  • A copy of passport’s personal notes page.
  • A student must have a clean criminal record.
  • Student neither be restricted an entry in Finland at any time.
  • Evidence of funds to support yourself.
  • Details of payment of tution fees.
  • A proof of health insurance.

Finland Work Visa:-

There are three different types of Finland work visas available for Indians.

▶️ Business Visa

It is a type of visa which allows a person to stay for up to 90 days. This visa is generally permitted to attend any seminars or conferences with the onboarding assistance too.

▶️ Residence Permit for Self Employed

This permit is applied on some persons associated to your company including private entrepreneurs, partners and members of cooperatives.

▶️ Residence Permit for Employed Person

This visa is of the most common type and permitted to expand businesses in Finland.

Finland is a European country that follows the rules of the European Union and you are required to apply within those boundaries only. Hoping that the aforementioned rules to apply for the visa and the requirements to be fulfilled for getting a Finnish visa are appropriately mentioned. Take help of these and if you find any help related to your studies, we are just a visit away.

Best of luck!

Dr. Roma

Content Writer