Student healthcare services for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021
Starting 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) will provide student healthcare services for all higher education students. A healthcare fee for higher education students is paid to Kela.
Students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS are students who have registered as attending and who are completing
- a bachelor's or master's level degree earned in a university of applied sciences
- a bachelor's or master's level university degree.
Exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not entitled to use the services of FSHS.
Information on student healthcare services is available on the website of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS).
Healthcare fee for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021
Starting in 2021, students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS will pay a healthcare fee to Kela. No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus the student has to pay the fee on his or her own initiative.
Kela will begin to collect the healthcare fee in the spring term of 2021. The healthcare fee can be paid via Kela's e-service starting in December 2020. University students pay the healthcare fee for the autumn term 2020 to their student union.
Up-to-date information on the healthcare fee for higher education students and payment of the fee is available on Kela’s website.