Bilingual High School/Lukio Program
Eira High is about getting people new to Finland or those returning to the country to earn their place in Finnish higher education.
You can apply from the 8.5.-6.8.2017
Check our How to Apply page for details.
The Eira High School-program is a bilingual program leading to the Finnish High School Leaving Certificate, lukion päättötodistus. The Finnish National Curriculum for Adults specifies that students must complete 44 courses (or 48 courses for students starting under the age of 18) to gain the High School Leaving Certificate and the right to matriculate by taking the Matriculation Examination in Finnish, Ylioppilastutkinto.
Studies are both in English and in Finnish. Studies take three to four years depending on the student’s starting level of Finnish language. Students can choose either Finnish or English as the target language of their studies. At least 25% of the program must be completed in the target language. Students who complete the program will receive a Bilingual Leaving Certificate.
Students who have Finnish as their target language mainly start taking courses in English and focus on improving their Finnish skills. As their Finnish skills improve, students start taking other subjects in Finnish and in the last year of their studies, students take courses mainly in Finnish in preparation for the Matriculation Examination.
Most High School students will study English as a first language. In addition to the School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Examination High School students study English Language towards the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) qualifications at IGCSE, AS and A Level. Students also have the possibility to complete Cambridge International Examinations (AS and A-levels) in Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Psychology and Thinking Skills.
The High School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Examination give eligibility to apply to Finnish Universities and the Matriculation Examination and Cambridge Advanced Level Qualifications are highly recognized when applying to foreign universities.
We offer the following High School Level qualifications: