After you have succesfully completed your studies, your higher education institution will award you your degree certificate. What next?
After you have graduated you may decide to look for full-time employment in Finland. Please go to the Working section on this website for further information.
Please note that students from a non-EU country, who have obtained a student residence permit to stay in Finland, can apply for an additional residence permit after their graduation to search for work. This can be granted as an extended residence permit for up to six (6) months. Please refer to the Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI) website for permit-related information.
The higher education institutions in Tampere each have an association for graduates. For information on how to join the alumni association and the services and activities available to graduates, please contact the alumni association of your host institution. Some alumni groups keep in touch, for example, through LinkedIn. Alumni associations are essential for maintaining your professional network and a valuable help in finding new career opportunities after graduation.
You may be interested in continuing your education in Tampere. Contact your host institution or other HEI's in Tampere for more information on further study opportunities.
For information on continuing education in Finland, please visit the Study in Finland website.