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Preparatory training for general upper secondary education (Luva)

In preparatory training for general upper secondary education, you will acquire the skills needed to apply for a place in general upper secondary education and succeed in your future studies in the best possible way.

For who?

  • For students with a native language other than Finnish or Swedish who wish to pursue general upper secondary qualification and matriculation examination.

What is involved?

  • The course includes Finnish and English language studies that are necessary for general upper secondary school, social and cultural studies, studies in mathematics and natural sciences as well as strengthening of studying capabilities.
  • The course provides you with a realistic impression of upper secondary education.
  • It is possible for you to take actual upper secondary studies according to an individual study plan.
  • You can also raise comprehensive school grades in most theoretical subjects.


The scope of the training in the school year 2021-2022 is 50 study points.

The training is organised at Vuosaaren lukio upper seconcary school and Alppila lukio upper secondary school. Applications for preparatory training should be submitted on

Luva, Valma and 10th grade will merge into Tuva in 2022

New preparatory training towards an upper secondary education qualification (Tuva training) will begin on 1 August 2022. It combines the previous preparatory training options that are Voluntary additional basic education (10th grade), Preparatory training for general upper secondary education (Luva) and Preparatory education for vocational training (Valma).

The duration of Tuva training is up to one year, during which time the students can refine their plans for upper secondary studies, raise grades in basic education and complete parts of general upper secondary education and vocational education. Tuva training is aimed at students in compulsory education and others in the need of preparatory training.

Luva training will be offered until the end of school year 2022.

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