The Finnish Student Health and Wellbeing Survey (KOTT)

KOTT survey's insert



1.1.2019 –

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Population Health

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What is the KOTT survey?

The national Finnish Student Health and Wellbeing Survey (KOTT) produces versatile data on the health, wellbeing, study abilities, and health services of students and any changes that have occurred in them. The respondents are students at universities of applied sciences and universities aged 18 to 34.

The KOTT survey is carried out once every four years. Originally, the survey was carried out by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) conducted the survey for the first time in 2021.

The next survey will be conducted in March–April 2024. This year, individuals belonging to the sample cohort of the KOTT2021 survey who are still studying at a university, or a university of applied sciences will be invited to participate in the survey. This follow-up study will produce information about the factors that influence how students cope in crisis situations.

More information for those invited to participate in the survey:
For KOTT survey participants

Problems have been encountered when logging in to the survey's online service using online banking credentials. If you encounter a problem, please try logging in with the username and password found in the email invitation.

What is the KOTT survey needed for?

The data produced by the KOTT survey will be used to:
  • promote the health, wellbeing and study abilities of students
  • improve student health services, sports facilities and student catering
  • study the factors that impact the health (including mental health), lifestyle habits, and study abilities

The results of the KOTT survey

Results of the KOTT 2024 survey will be reported on the website of the National Institute for Health and Welfare during autumn 2024.

The basic results of the KOTT2021 survey can be found in the Terveytemme service maintained by THL that can be openly and freely accessed by everyone. The results are also reported on in other publication channels.
See the results in the Terveytemme service, (link in Finnish).

The previous results are available at the FSHS website.
See the results at the FSHS website.

Project funded by

Ministry of Education and Culture's logo.

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Project also participated by

  • Finnish Student Health Service FSHS
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Finnish Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus
  • University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK
  • National Union of University Students in Finland SYL
  • The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene
  • Universities Finland Unifi
  • Statistics Finland