Applying for English-language education

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English-language education in grades 1–9 is arranged in the joint comprehensive school Espoo International. The school operates in two locations: Opinmäki campus (address: Lillhemtintie 1, grades 1-9) and Kivimies (address: Lämpömiehenkuja 2-3, grades 1-2).

1st grade (school year 2021-2022)

Application period has ended.  Applications submitted after the application period are rejected and the applicants will not be given a right to participate in the entrance examination.

Enrolling in the 1st grade of comprehensive school and applying for English-language education takes place between 8 and 20 January 2021 through the electronic Wilma service by filling in the form 'Application for 1st grade of Comprehensive School'. If You are unable to use the Wilma service, You can fill in the paper form. The paper form must arrive no later than by 20 January 2021 to the following address: the Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of student affairs Sara Raitala, P.O. Box 31, FIN-02070 City of Espoo. 

Application period

  • 8-20 January, 2021

Application form

  • Application for 1st grade of comprehensive school

Entrance examination

  • 2-3 February 2021 at Espoo International School (address: Lillhemtintie 1, 02250 Espoo). Espoo International School will send a personal invitation to the examinations

Briefings for the guardians

Principles of pupil admission

Additional information

  • Espoo International School 
  • The Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of Pupil Affairs Sara Raitala, tel. +358 40 507 0817 or sara.raitala@espoo.fi

7th grade (school year 2021-2022) 

Application period has ended.  Applications submitted after the application period are rejected and the applicants will not be given a right to participate in the entrance examination.

Enrolling in the 7th grade and applying for English-language education takes place between January 8th and 18th 2021 through the electronic Wilma service by filling in the form 'Application for 7th Grade of Comprehensive school'. If You are unable to use the Wilma service, You can fill in the paper form. The paper form must be submitted to Your child's current school in Espoo by 18 January 2021. Applications submitted after the application period are rejected and the applicants will not be given a right to participate in the entrance examination.

Please note! Pupils who have attended English-language education in Espoo International School in the 6th grade do not have to apply for English-language education in their own school in grades 7–9 or participate in the entrance examination. 

Application period

  • 8-18 January, 2021

Application form

  • Application for 7th grade of comprehensive school

Entrance examination

  • 26 January 2021 at 9:00 am at Espoo International School (Address: Lillhemtintie 1, 02250 Espoo). The applicants must arrive at the school by 8:45 am at the latest.
  • Applicants will not receive personal invitations to the examination. 

Briefing

Principles of pupil admission

Additional information

Other grades 

If study places become available during the school year, and they aren't filled by pupils moving to Espoo in the middle of the school year, new pupils can be admitted to the free study places based on the entrance examination.

Please fill in the application form 'Application for education in English (grades 2-9)' and submit it to Espoo International School. 

Application form

Entrance examination

  • More detailed information will be available soon.

Principles of pupil admission

Pupils moving to Espoo during school year

If places become available in grades 1–9 in the middle of the school year, a pupil who has recently moved to Espoo can be admitted based on an entrance examination (English language examination).

Please fill in the application form 'Application for education in English (grades 2-9)' and submit it to Espoo International School. 

Application form

Entrance examination

  • The entrance examination will be held once the applicant has moved to Espoo. The principal of Espoo International school will determine the date of the entrance examination. If there are several applicants at the same time, the entrance examination will be held on the same day for all of them.

Principles of pupil admission