After comprehensive school

In Espoo, a study place is quaranteed for everyone who completes one’s basic education. After basic education, the majority of students continue to general upper secondary school, vocational education and training or is admitted to different kind of voluntary additional or preparatory education. Applying to studies after basic education takes place through the national Joint Application.

What to do after comprehensive school. Picture shows how to apply and act.

Results of Joint Application

Every institute sends their official admission decision to those admitted as students. The results of applicants who have given their permission are also published online. Annexed to the decision, the admitted student will receive instructions for confirming the study place. Young people remaining without a study place receive a letter of guidance in which the applicant’s points and placement on the ranking list in each applied education are described. The results of the joint application are published on 17 June 2021.

The study place must be formally accepted latest by 1 July 2021. If you do not accept the study place you have been offered, notify the institute/school about cancelling the place. Students are admitted to the cancelled places according to the ranking list.

Accept your upper secondary school place between 17 June and 1 July 2021

The results will be published on the schools’ websites and at for all applicants who have, on their application form, given permission to publish their results. If you gave your email address on your application form, you will receive an email with a link to your personal result letter where you can see your admission status. The same email will also include a link through which you can accept the study place online.

The websites of Espoo’s general upper secondary schools include further information on how to accept a study place and on the schedules of possible guidance days for new students.

You will have to accept your study place by 1 July 2021.

Accepting a study place in vocational education

The names of the students accepted to Omnia are published on the website at in case the student has given permission to publish his/her name. Study place must be accepted by July 1st 2021. It can be done electronically via a link that the applicant receives to the e-mail address provided in the application. However, if the study place is accepted electronically, the confirmation form must be submitted in writing, as well as copies of school certificates to one of InfoOmnia's customer service points (Kirkkokatu InfoOmnia, Kirkkokatu 16 B or Upseerinkatu InfoOmnia, Upseerinkatu 1-3).

On Omnia's website you will find more information about accepting a study place as well as the schedule for the Welcome to Omnia days and links to the online events.

Application times to different education options continues in the summer!

Were you left without a study place in general upper secondary school or in vocational education and training? There are still plenty of opportunities to get a further study place! Learn more about the summer’s application times and education options in advance. Additional admissions for places that have remained unfilled in the joint application begin earliest on 18 June 2021. Admissions to voluntary additional education (10th grade, VALMA and LUVA) begin earliest on 18 June 2021. Cancelled places can come up during the summer, which will be filled according to the ranking list.

Education offering are found at Opintopolku. Apply for an education and be free to have a summer holiday!

Applying to preparatory education after basic education

Applying to preparatory education after basic education takes place between 23 February–7 April 2021 through Opintopolku. The online application must be saved in the application system no later than 7 April 2021 at 3:00pm.

Preparatory education options include:

  • voluntary additional basic education (10h grade)
  • education preparing for vocational education andf training (VALMA)
  • education praparing for general upper secondary education for young people with an immigrant background (LUVA).

Results for admissions to preparatory education are published earliest on 17 June 2021. The institutes will notify of the admittance by phone. One’s study place in preparatory education will be lost if it is not accepted due to date. Remember to submit the form Opiskelutietolomake perusopetuksesta jatko-opintoihin (engl. Student information form from basic education to further studies) to your new study place!

The form shall be filled in and submitted to the institute, in which the student will accept a study place for the following school year. The form is common to everyone in the capital region, and it is recommended to be filled. Pupils completing their basic education in the spring will receive the form along with their basic education certificate.

Opiskelutietolomake perusopetuksesta jatko-opintoihin (pdf, 262 Kt)

Where to find help and more information?

  • your school's guidance counsellor
  • Ohjaamotalo
  • Outreach youth work
    • Service number: +358 43 824 3453
  • InfoOmnia helps you with
    • about different study options, application times and methods
    • about funding opportunities and other benefits for training