Plan Your Study: A Complete Guide to Applying for a Finland Visa for Indonesian Students


Before you start the visa application process, make sure you have been accepted into an education program in Finland. You need to confirm that the program meets the student visa requirements.

You also need to fulfill other student residence permit requirements, such as insurance and means of support. This residence permit allows you to work up to 30 hours a week during the academic year.

If your work is part of your degree (for example, practical training or thesis work), then there is no hour limit. If you plan to conduct research or prepare a Doctoral dissertation in Finland, you must apply for a residence permit for scientific research.

According to a statement from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Finland has increased the minimum daily financial requirements for applying for a Schengen visa. This change comes from January 1, 2024. The financial requirement for a Schengen visa will be 50 euros per day, or around 850,000 Indonesian rupiah.

General Required Documents

  • Visa Application Form: You will need to fill out a Schengen visa application form, which you can find on the Finnish Embassy website or the official Finnish government website.
  • Passport: Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after the expiration date of the visa you are applying for.
  • Passport Photo: Provide a recent passport photo that meets Finland’s official requirements for visas.
  • Financial Proof: You will need to show that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Finland. This can be in the form of a bank account, a statement, or a sponsorship letter.
  • Health Insurance Proof: You must have health insurance that covers you for the duration of your stay in Finland.
  • School Acceptance Letter: You will need an official letter from a Finnish school or university confirming that you are accepted into an educational program.

Processing Time

The application process run about  a maximum of 2 (two) working days after receiving all the required documents above, except for Certificates that require additional supporting data. You can keep track of your file status through the official website of the Finnish embassy in Indonesia.

NB: In some specific cases, you may be required to attend an interview at the Finnish embassy or consulate. Prepare yourself well by bringing all relevant documents and answering questions honestly and clearly.

You can check for fully information about how to apply the Finland visa on their official website. 

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