Foreign recipients of Finnish grants and scholarships
If you are coming to Finland to work on a grant, you must check whether you have an obligation to insure your grant work.
If you are coming to Finland to work on a grant that has been awarded by a body in Finland, and if you plan to live and work in Finland, check whether you have an obligation to insure your grant work.
You can check whether insurance is compulsory for your grant here: General information about pension insurance for grant recipients.
EU/ETA or Switzerland
Grant recipients from the EU/ETA or Switzerland working in Finland will be insured if the other conditions for obtaining insurance are fulfilled. If you have an A1 certificate certifying that you are covered by the social security system of another country while working in Finland, you will not be issued insurance by Mela.
If you are coming to Finland from another country outside the EU/ETA or Switzerland, Mela will clarify your insurance obligations on an individual basis according to the information you have provided in your insurance application.
If you require any further information
If you are uncertain whether you have an insurance obligation in Finland, you may enquire from our customer service.
If you are from Finland and are travelling abroad to work on a grant that was awarded in Finland, read our insurance guidelines here: Working abroad on a grant.