Eira High School for Adults accepts candidates who have completed their lower secondary school abroad or in Finland and have sufficient English and Finnish skills to complete a program of Bilingual High School studies leading to the Finnish High School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Exam taken in Finnish. 

Our aim is to provide quality education for migrants seeking to integrate into Finnish society by completing their education at High School level. We do not normally accept students who have not completed their Lower Secondary School education, nor those who already have a Higher Education qualification that grants them eligibility to Finnish Higher Education programmes.

Language Criteria

We can accept applicants who:

  • Have at least Intermediate Finnish skills (level B1 or better).

Proof of Language

Students can prove their language either by taking a language test (including an interview) or by providing the following certificates to the school office. If Finnish is your mother tongue then you are not required to prove your competence the language.

Finnish Language

Finnish Basic Education Certificate peruskoulun päättötodistus where the language of tuition is Finnish.

YKI Test – Level 3.

A certificate showing that yout level is at least B1 from a recognised language school in Finland.