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Application to general upper secondary education

Application to general upper secondary education is made with the comprehensive education final certificate or a corresponding certificate in the joint application process online on Studyinfo.fi. Application to courses starting in the autumn is made during the preceding spring season.

Important dates

  • The application period is 23 February–7 April 2021
  • The application period closes on 7 April 2021 at 15:00 pm.
  • The results will be sent out on 17 June 2021 at the earliest. If you have given your email address in the application form, you will receive the results by email.
  • Remember to accept an offered study place by 1 July 2021.

Admission to general upper secondary education is determined by the applicant’s grade point average in the following subjects

  • Mother tongue and literature
  • Second national language
  • Foreign languages
  • Religion or ethics
  • History
  • Social studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Health education
  • Geography

General upper secondary schools admit applicants in the order of their grade point average. The lowest grade point average for admission in Helsinki is 7.

The general upper secondary schools that specialize in one or more subjects also consider the applicants’ grades in those subjects in addition to the grade point average. Schools can also apply entrance or applicability tests. The points accrued by applicants in those tests can be no more than half of the maximum points.

An applicant can be admitted to general upper secondary education without a comprehensive education final certificate or a corresponding certificate on the condition that he/she possesses adequate qualifications to succeed in the studies.



03.03.2021 13:03