Are you a non-EU citizen wishing to carry out a traineeship in Finland? You can find information below on the conditions to fulfil and procedures to follow, as well as the rights you can enjoy during your stay.
You can apply to carry out a traineeship in Finland if you have a higher education degree for no longer than 2 years or if you are pursuing a higher education degree in a non-EU country. You must have a training agreement with a host entity/company in Finland.
If you fulfil the conditions, you will be issued a residence permit.
Where and how to apply
Duration of validity of permits/visas
The maximum duration of the trainee permit is 18 months.
Conditions for renewal
No renewal after maximum period of 18 months.
It is possible to appeal the decisions made by the Finnish Immigration Service before an Administrative CourtSearch for available translations of the preceding link within the 30 days following the notification. The appeal procedures are indicated in the decision.
A rejection from the Administrative Court can be appealed as a last resort to the Supreme Administrative Court. You will need to apply for leave to appeal.
Change of status
If the grounds for your residence change and you meet the necessary conditions, you should apply for a new residence permit (for example employment or family ties).
The stay as a trainee is temporary and it is not counted in the period of residence to be eligible for long-term/permanent residence in Finland.
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