School of Professional Teacher Education
Students Guide


Benefits for Students

As a student in the School of Professional Teacher Education you will receive a meal subsidy card for your first year of studies. The card entitles you to a student prized meal in all student restaurants participating in the scheme – Finland wide. You can find the student restaurants in Finland on the Kela website.

Financial Aid
If you are not a Finnish citizen and have come to Finland for study purposes, the general rule is that you cannot get financial aid from Finland. However there are exeptions. Please visit the Kela website for more information. 

If you are eligible for financial aid the maximum time for the teacher education studies related student grant is 12 months. The support comprises of the grant, housing supplement  and a government-guaranteed student loan. You must apply for the financial aid BEFORE you start your studies. You can receive financial aid starting form the month you have sent the financial aid application to Kela. You can apply for the financial aid on Kela’s web site.

Another option financial aid is the adult education allowance or an unemployment benefit for studies. For these options please visit the home page of The Education Fund and the TE Services

Sport Services
Students and staff at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu and Diaconia University of Applied Sciences in Oulu can enjoy the sports and well-being services of the University Sports of Oulu. The way to get the benefits is to purchase the Sports Pass. The Sports Pass functions as an entrance ticket to sports services, training sessions as well as other welfare services. The pass also gives you certain discounts on some course fees and on services provided by our cooperating partners. The Pass is personal and may not be loaned to any other person. You can set the validity of the pass to run for either one semester, or for the entire academic year. If you purchase a Pass for the entire academic year or spring, the Pass can also be used to participate in summer sports activities. The prices and the locations to pick up your pass can be found at the web pages of University Sports of Oulu