A variety of services are available for international students provided by the educational institutions, the public sector and several foundations. Students themselves need to be active in finding out how to obtain these services. Study in Helsinki and Student Guide provide information on where and how to find services available for international students living in the Helsinki metropolitan region. The aim is to provide useful information and advice for all international students in their effort to integrate into Finnish society.
The website www.studyinhelsinki.fi provides information in the Helsinki region, as well as student accounts and is linked to the Student Guide provided by Helsinki Education and Research Area (HERA). The guide covers subjects such as immigration, housing, health care and getting around.