The right to use FSHS services
You can use FSHS services if you are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and you have registered as an attending student. Please note that new students’ access to services starts at the earliest on 1 August in the fall semester and on 1 January 1st in the spring semester. The right to use YTHS is valid until the end of the semester in which you graduate. The right to use services is valid until the end of the semester when you graduate.
Those entitled to use FSHS services:
- University students (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree),
- Students at universities of applied sciences (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree),
- Police University College students (Bachelor’s degree) and
- Civilian students at the National Defence University.
Those not entitled to use FSHS services:
- Students at open universities of applied sciences,
- Students at open universities,
- Students at Högskolan på Åland,
- Postgraduate students (e.g. licentiate and doctoral students),
- Students at the National Defence University studying to become an officer,
- Students studying on other than degree courses in higher education (e.g. complementary training, specialization studies or separate study modules),
- Commissioned education students,
- Police University College students (Master’s degree),
- International exchange students not completing a degree in Finland
Remote appointments are not available abroad
- Due to the act on patient insurance, we cannot conduct remote appointments if the student is abroad (for example on a student exchange or internship).
Eligible for social security in another country?
If a student is eligible for social security in an EU or ETA country, Switzerland, Great Britain or Northern Ireland, they must provide a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) to FSHS when accessing our services. These students are also exempt from paying the annual studen healthcare fee. Read more on our EHIC Card site.