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Application - Vocational Teacher Education

Application - Vocational Teacher Education

The application period for Vocational Teacher Education has ended on 26 January 2017, 15.00 Finnish time.

After filling in the online application form in Studyinfo, the applicant must submit the required documents by 2 February 2017, 15.00 (Finnish time) to his/her first study option. The list of required attachments is available in Studyinfo under Admission and entrance examinations.

The results of the 2017 student selection will be published on 6 April 2017 at the earliest in the My Studyinfo service. You can log into the service if you have e.g. bank account codes of a Finnish bank. All applicants will also be notified with a posted letter, which will arrive after the publishing date.

Qualification requirements in a nutshell
In most cases the requirements are:
- a relevant university or polytechnic/UAS degree and
- a minimum of three years of work experience in a field corresponding to the degree.
In the field of social services and health the requirements are either a relevant Master's degree and three years of work experience corresponding to the degree or a relevant polytechnic/UAS degree and five years of work experience corresponding to the degree.
For aspiring teachers of so-called general subjects (e.g. languages) of vocational institutions the requirement is in most cases a relevant Master's degree with no work experience requirement.

See admission criteria 2017 in short. The full admission criteria are available in Studyinfo. Please read the full admission criteria carefully through before applying.

Recognition of non-Finnish degree

Please notice that if
- you have completed your university degree outside the Nordic Countries, or
- your university degree is a degree in the educational field of Social Services and Health and you have not completed your degree in Finland, or
- your university degree is less than three years in extent and you have completed it in the Nordic countries, or
- you belong to so-called General Subject Teacher applicants and you have completed your degree outside Finland,
a recognition of your degree from the Finnish National Agency for Education is required. For more information, please visit
The process of recognition may take three to four months, so please apply for the recognition by FNAE as early as possible. Without the decision on recognition, your application cannot be considered.

The online application form must be submitted to your first choice institution by 26 January 2017 by 15.00 (Finnish time).

Further information
phone +358 40 488 7554 or +358 40 488 7520.