Who can apply?
If you have any of the following secondary education qualifications, you are eligible to apply to HELBUS:
- Education abroad that would provide eligibility for academic higher education studies in that particular country
- International Baccalaureate examination
- European Baccalaureate examination
- Reifeprüfung examination
- Finnish matriculation examination
- Vocational secondary education with minimum duration of three years in Finland, or a vocational adult education qualification
If you are completing your matriculation or IB exam in the spring, you can still submit an application and receive a conditional admission offer. The offer will be made unconditional after you receive your final diploma.
For NON-EU citizens:
Please find out more about applying if you are a citizen of a non-EU country who does not have a residence permit in Finland.