Working as a student

You can earn additional income without losing your study grant until the annual income limit defined by Kela is reached.

The annual income limit is determined based on the number of months for which you receive student financial aid.

Example: If you receive financial aid from January to May and from September to December, you can earn a total of EUR 11,973 that year without your earnings affecting the amount of student financial aid.

If your income exceeds the study grant income limit, you can do the following: apply for financial aid for only some months of study, cancel the financial aid you have applied for in advance or return some of the aid paid to you. If necessary, you can use your unused aid months later.

Read more about study grant income limit on Kela’s website.