Patria Pilot Training

Student information and services


Patria will assist our foreign students with housing arrangements in various individual ways. Through these we can provide easy and good quality  housing services to our students. Housing costs range from 350 to 650 euros per month, depending on the quality and location of the accommodation, and also if the housing is for a single person or for a group.


All Non-EU students who have been approved to start in Finland to start their studies (individual or airline/institutional recruits) will have to apply for a residence permit for the whole duration of their training. The nearest Embassy will assist in the application process. Patria will issue a Letter of Acceptance to each student to speed up your application process. You will need to have e.g. a valid passport, insurance and funds for your whole study period. Applications will be send online.

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Tampere City Public Transport offers a good route network in Tampere and the surrounding cities. Our training center is located near Tampere-Pirkkala airport and is within easy reach from both Pirkkala and Tampere. The city bus line number 1A (A for Airport) operates between Terminal 1 and Tampere city center. Students are entitled to special discounts. For more route information click here:*3326933*6823534)


The Tampere Region is one of Finland's fastest growing cities. It consists of city of Tampere and the surrounding municipalities of Kangasala, Lempäälä, Nokia, Orivesi, Pirkkala, Vesilahti and Ylöjärvi. Tampere has a population of more than 220,000 while there are close to half a million people in the greater Tampere Region.

Tampere constitutes the northernmost point of the triangle formed by Finland's three major cities: Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. It is within easy reach: less than two hours by train or by car from both coastal cities and also conveniently accessible by air. See also