The students participate in the matriculation exam in the upper secondary school of the School of Eastern Finland. The special task of our upper secondary school is to give a student good skills in the Russian language and Russian culture. The upper secondary school complies with the Finnish national core curriculum, but a student has the possibility to carry out fewer compulsory courses if the emphasis is on the Russian language, Russian culture, and entrepreneurship studies. In the upper secondary school of the School of Eastern Finland, students study the advanced syllabus of Russian and English languages. The student can also choose a foreign language from the basic syllabus. The student will carry out an extensive amount of Finnish as second language courses.
In Finland, we have four seasons. During the summertime, the temperature varies from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. During the winter time, the temperature may vary from 0 to minus 30 degrees Celsius.
Upper Secondary School of Eastern Finland is located in three different cities:
Imatra: Koulukatu 2, 55100 Imatra
Joensuu: Tulliportinkatu 1, 80130 Joensuu
Lappeenranta: Lönnrotinkatu 3, 53600 Lappeenranta
From Imatra: 260 km to Helsinki (capital), 40 km to Lappeenranta, 200 km to Joensuu, 40 km to Lappeenranta, 520 km to Oulu, 250 km to Jyväskylä
From Joensuu: 440 km to Helsinki (capital), 390 km to Oulu, 240 km to Jyväskylä, 230 km to Lappeenranta
From Lappeenranta: 220 km to Helsinki (capital), 40 km to Imatra, 230 km to Joensuu, 520 km to Oulu, 220 km to Jyväskylä
The schools are located in all three cities very near to the city center.
Some links about the cities:
We don’t have GPA requirements for international students.
Study line: - General study line, Russian
General upper secondary line as in most the Finnish upper secondary school, but we have compulsory studies of the Russian language and culture. If a student studies 24 credits of Russian language and culture, the student will be able to do fewer other compulsory studies (12 credits).
Russian culture studies 8 credits
International studies 8 credits
There is a possibility to participate in a study trip to Budapest, Hungary for the first-year students and to Berlin, Germany for the second-year students. By participating in the trips the students will gain a certain amount of credits.
The housing cost depends on the apartment's location, condition, and equipment level. Some of the apartments are cell housing apartments with shared kitchens and bathrooms and some of the apartments are studios. Apartments may have some furniture or not. The prices vary from 250€/month (some cell houses) to 500€/month (studios). Apartments from the private market in the city center are more expensive around 500-800€. Imatra as a smaller city has a bit cheaper prices.
In Lappeenranta ja Joensuu we have a student housing company. Please note that students can apply for accommodation only after they have received the acceptance letter (in April) from your educational institute. We recommend doing the application immediately after the students have received the acceptance letter.
In Imatra, we don’t have student housing companies, but you’ll be able to rent accommodation from a free market.
In all cities, students may also rent apartments from private persons.
There are 5 international students currently in the school
Our students apply to different universities in Finland and all over the world.
Students have the possibility to study for three or four years in our upper secondary school and we offer general support.
Our school helps international students get along with local students by team building day