International Programme

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Upper Secondary School International Programme

Valkeakoski Upper Secondary School International Programme started in August 2018. Welcome to study!

What can you study?

  • Upper secondary school courses according to the Finnish national syllabus, but mainly in English
  • Extensive selection of languages (in addition to English and Swedish you can study Russian, French, German and Spanish)
  • International Baccalaureate courses (entitled to IB single subject diplomas)
  • You can also study up to 30 credits of International Business or Automation and Engineering courses in HAMK University of applied sciences (a joint campus with the upper secondary school) entitling you to higher level degree place at HAMK Valkeakoski.

What else do we mean by international?

  • Student exchange with European School Network (ESN), projects and seminars in Europe
  • Study trips abroad
  • English in a Global Context course at HAMK
  • International visitors and visits to international companies
Who can apply?
  • Minimum grade point average of 7.2 and preferably at least 8 in English (final grade). There is no entrance examination.
  • Sufficient proficiency in Finnish language so that the student is able to study Finnish as a second language.
  • Maximum of 30 students selected 
Connections to Valkeakoski?
  • 30 minutes from Tampere bus station to Valkeakoski Tietotie upper secondary school with buses scheduled to minimize waiting times before the school starts in the morning and after it ends in the afternoon.
  • Direct bus routes from Lempäälä, Akaa, Kangasala and Pälkäne scheduled to run in the mornings and afternoons to minimize waiting times.

Welcome to have a look!

  • Tietotie upper secondary school is a modern, stylish and cozy school building equipped with all the modern amenities, including the latest teaching and learning technology that we use in various ways.

Valkeakosken Tietotien lukion modernit sisätilat

Where to get more information and how to apply?

Application process takes place via
Did we tickle your interest? If you would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us.

Vice-principal Tomi Pakalén tel. 040 3356253, tomi.pakalen at.gif : 1 kB

You can also contact our guidance counselor Jenni Singh, tel. 040 3356252, jenni.singh at.gif : 1 kB

International Programme in English (pdf 411 kb)

Last modified by: Hanna Parviainen, 20.12.2018 11:28