Registration of a foreign student in the Population Information System
Why register with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency?
You need to register in order to handle a wide range of practical matters in Finland. You will receive a personal identity code upon registration, and your data – including name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mother tongue and address – will be stored in the Population Information System. In addition, information on your spouse, children and parents may be entered under certain conditions.
Please note that all higher education students need a Finnish personal identity code, which may also be needed in other educational institutions.