FAQ

Below you will find answers to some of the frequently recurring questions Education Finland is approached with.

Here you can find answers to the following questions:

1. How does COVID-19 affect Finnish education? Can I still visit Finnish schools?
2. Looking for partners to establish Finnish inspired school or to bring Finnish (pedagogic) methods to your education. How and where to start? 
3. Looking for educational products and services offered by Finnish education companies?
4. Looking to doing Business in Finland or with the Finns? 
5. Looking for school partners/twinning school in Finland?
6. Have general questions concerning Finnish educational system?
7. Interested in Finnish education and want to visit and meet experts from Finnish National Agency for Education?
8. Interested in studying a degree programme in Finnish higher education institution? 
9. Looking for a job in Finland? 
10. Have general questions regarding Finland and Finnish culture? 

 

1. How does COVID-19 affect Finnish education? Can I still visit Finnish schools?

Currently, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Finnish Government has adopted strict policy recommendations and measures for the providers of early childhood education and care, pre-primary education, primary and lower secondary education, general upper secondary education, vocational education and higher education.

At the moment, no visitors are allowed in schools. However, plans for post-corona projects are under way.

 

2. Looking for partners to establish Finnish inspired school or to bring Finnish (pedagogic) methods to your education. How and where to start? 

Find out more from Education Finland and the member companies on this website and contact the companies directly according to their concepts for your purpose. 

Education Finland can assist you to find a suitable commercial partner from our network too, if your opportunity requires special attention. In order to find the right partner please send the details of your project/school with the type of partner you’re looking for, company/investor details and investment readiness to enquiries.educationfinland@oph.fi

Please note, The Finnish Government does not accredit schools in other education systems outside Finland. Only (letter of) assessment of school plans (adoption of “Finnish practices”) will be available in late 2021 for Finnish “inspired” schools, which are operating together with Finnish partner organisations. 

 

3. Looking for educational products and services offered by Finnish education companies? 

Education companies and organisations have complete service and product packages that combine the physical and digital dimensions of inspiring classroom and learning environments – architecture, design, technology – with the intangible aspects of education, from pedagogically just, high-quality teacher training and staff development to creative, self-motivating and active learning. 

More information about the Education Finland member companies’ offering can be found on this website. 

 

4. Looking to doing Business in Finland or with the Finns? 

Business Finland is there to help you in general business inquiries. If you are interested to set up your own business in Finland, see Business Finland's homepage.

 

5. Looking for school partners/twinning school in Finland? 

  • eTwinning” - is a scheme which connects schools and colleges across Europe to develop collaborative projects and share ideas.  
  • “Erasmus +” - scheme for developing partnerships with schools and organisations to improve standards and the quality of teaching and learning
  • In case you are representing non-european school, we would recommend you to contact directly the municipalities (> day care and education), who are the main providers of education in Finland and operate autonomously. 

 

6. Have general questions concerning Finnish educational system?

Information regarding Finnish education system and how it is organised can be found on EDUFI's homepage.  

For additional general information about Finnish education system, you may want to take a look at the following : 

  • EDUFI's presentation offers a view on the main features of the Finnish education system from early childhood education and care to higher education, as well as adult education and the national administration.

 

7. Interested in Finnish education and want to visit and meet experts from Finnish National Agency for Education? 

In case you wish to visit the Finnish National Agency for Education some fees may apply (depending on the purpose of your visit). More information can be obtained from EDUFI's website.

 

8. Interested in studying a degree programme in Finnish higher education institution?  

Finland's higher education offers more than 400 English-taught bachelor's and master's degree programmes in 13 universities and 23 universities of applied sciences. Find advice and information on applying, studying and living in Finland here: 

Finnish higher education institutions offer a range of scholarship options for those non-EU/EEA students who are required to pay tuition fees (usually between 4 000 € - 20 000 €/year). Each university/UAS has its own scholarship system, so the kinds of scholarship available and tuition fees you are expected to cover will depend on the institution and the degree programme in question. 

 

9. Looking for a job in Finland? 

Finland is continuously looking for international talents and specialists. Business Finland provides general information regarding working in Finland. 

Jobs in Finland -webpage helps to find open positions in Finland that are aimed at international professionals.

Information regarding residence permits and other aspects of moving to Finland can be found from Finnish Immigration Service's webpage.

 

10. Have general questions regarding Finland and Finnish culture? 

For general information regarding Finland as a country and Finnish culture, visit: 

InfoFinland offers reliable information about moving to Finland, work, studying, housing, education, health, family and leisure activities.

Explore more facts about Finland on Visit Finland webpage.