Kuhmo Upper Secondary School is famous for:
- its great events
- exciting school trips
- a wide variety of languages to choose from (in addition to Finnish and English, you can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish here)
- a possibility to concentrate on music or on different aspects of security (e.g. get to know how the local rescue and emergency services, the Finnish Border Guard and Defence Force's work) in your studies
- good results in the Finnish Matriculation Examination
- excellent and enthusiastic teachers
- a cozy atmosphere
Kuhmo is situated in a very peaceful and beautiful corner of Finland. It takes you one hour to get to Kajaani, about three hours to Oulu, and 2,5 hours to Kuopio or Joensuu, which are the bigger towns in this part of our country.
We have four great seasons: real winters with snow and beautiful springs, summers, and autumns. In winter the temperature can drop to -25 C, whereas in summer it can reach +30 C.
We organize tests of our own (interviews + tests in Finnish and English) and the applicants must pass them.
Study line: -General line and music line.
-Those who choose our music line, learn to play either the guitar or the piano, sing in our choir, play in different bands, study the theory and history of music, get to know different genres of music, participate in the school musical, have on chance to work for Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and Sommelo (a famous ethnic music festival) and learn how to organize a festival. These are just some examples of what our music line offers.
All the apartments we can offer are within a walking distance from the school, the nearest grocery store is about 100 m from the school.
Hiring an apartment costs from 550 to 650 €/month + electricity + water, depending on the location and condition of the apartment. If two students share a flat, the rent for each of them is 275 - 325 €/month + water + electricity.
We offer free lunch on school days, tuition, laptops, learning materials and textbooks, an e-learning environment, tutors, and student health care, all free of charge.
An apartment (2 bedrooms + living room + kitchen + bathroom) has already been booked for our new international students.
The University of Oulu and the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) are our nearest universities. We visit those universities + including the University of Tampere, the University of Jyväskylä, and the University of Helsinki regularly. Also, our students can take university courses while still studying at our school.
We give our foreign students extra tuition and help in every possible way. The students can get help from our school nurse, psychiatric nurse, psychologist, student counselor, special education teacher, or principal. Furthermore, we have employees who help foreign students in their free time.
We organize an orientation event at the beginning of each academic year. In addition, we have interesting events throughout the year. For example, this December our students formed groups and solved different problems in various escape rooms during a school trip to the towns of Joensuu and Sotkamo.
I am happy to answer any questions concerning studying at our school. For example, we could organize Teams meetings even before the students apply here.