Accepting the residency and arriving at the Saari Residence

Accepting the residency

Residency recipients must contact the Saari Residence by 15 August at the latest to notify about the acceptance of the offered residency. You can tell us whether you accept the place or not via the online grant service (send message to the residency coordinator) or email (


Arriving at the Saari residence

Please notify the Saari Residence of your arrival time in good time. Please let us know how you are arriving (bus, car etc.).

The beginning of the residency period is notified in the letter of approval. You will also receive more detailed information about your forthcoming residency period in advance via email. Make sure to check your inbox carefully, as our emails are sometimes filtered as spam or promotional material, such in Gmail.

Please note that the Saari Residence’s staff does not live in the manor and the office is open durng weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Residents are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the Saari. If you come outside Schengen states, you will need a visa to visit Finland. Please read more from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ webpage.

We encourage our residents to take their time travelling to Saari (slow travel), if possible, using the train, bus, or boat instead of an airplane. During the COVID-19, we recommend the safest way to travel. Please follow the guidelines and recommendations.

The Saari Residence is accessible by bus, and the nearest stop is situated two kilometres from the residence. Practical information on travelling will be available in email that will be sent to residents before the beginning of their residency periods.



Please make sure that your insurances are valid during your stay at the Saari Residence. Especially during COVID-19, it is important to have valid insurances.Please send your certificate of insurance to the Saari Residence before your arrival.


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