EUROSTUDENT VI Student Survey 2016

Now we ask students!

Eurostudent is a student survey that explores the living conditions, studying, mobility, social background and livelihood of students in higher education.

Data are simultaneously collected in 30 European countries for the use of higher education policy, higher education institutions and researchers. The EUROSTUDENT inquiry is now made in Finland for the sixth time. So far, the inquiry data have helped gain a comprehensive picture of Finnish students for international comparisons. Now we need new information.

Who will respond to the inquiry

A randomly representative sample of Finnish higher education students has been drawn from the database of students in higher education. For the survey results to give a correct picture of students' situation, it is important that all 24,000 students drawn to the sample reply to the inquiry.

How is the confidentiality of data ensured

The data are collected with a web survey to which you can answer without using your name. All persons drawn to the sample receive a personal link by email for responding.

Students' contact details have been collected from higher education institutions with regard to data protection. All persons handling data at Statistics Finland are legally obliged to secrecy.

Statistics Finland's employees are legally obliged to secrecy. Background information from administrative registers available to Statistics Finland are added to the survey data, such as statistics on educational institutions. Statistics Finland can use and release data only for scientific research and statistical surveys. The data are always published in such format that direct identification of individual respondents is not possible. Statistics Finland removes all information enabling identification of individuals from the data before they are released to researchers and archived at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.

By responding you are included in a prize draw

Among the respondents, a lot will be drawn for gift vouchers of EUR 300 for S group outlets and an Apple iPad tablet. Statistics Finland will draw the lot and the winners will be notified personally.


Contact persons

Ministry of Education and Culture, Senior Advisor Johanna Moisio, +358 29 533 0216                       firstname.lastname(at)

Researcher Anna-Kaarina Potila, Statistics Finland, tel. +358 29 551 2680  eurostudent(at)