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Admission

Admission

Preparatory Year: Admission decisions in 2021:

Due to the present health emergency of the Coronovirus, SYK will not arrange an IB entrance exam in 2021. 

Applicants living in Finland and applying with Finnish Basic Education School Leaving Reports: Admission decisions will be made based on GPAs (grade point averages) of theoretical subjects.

International Applicants (and those living in Finland but applying with International School Reports): Admission decisions will be made based on application documents and school reports.

All preparatory year applicants must fill in the joint application form at www.opintopolku.fi  by the deadline ( 23.2.-23.3.2021, by 3 p.m.) 

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IB-linjan (valmentava vuosi) valintaperusteet 2021:

Vallitsevan koronavirusepidemian vuoksi SYK ei järjestä IB-linjan pääsykokeita vuonna 2021.

Suomalaisen perusopetuksen pohjalta yhteishaussa hakeneet hakijat: Valintapäätökset tehdään  lukuaineiden keskiarvon perusteella (perusopetuksen päättöarviointi). Yhteishaun hakuaika on 23.2.-23.3.2021 (klo 15.00 mennessä).

Harkinnanvaraiset hakijat (ulkomailta hakeneet sekä Suomessa asuvat mutta kansainvälisellä todistuksella hakeneet): Valintapäätökset tehdään hakulomakkeiden sekä koulutodistusten perusteella. Myös harkinnanvaraiset hakijat osallistuvat yhteishakuun (23.2.-23.3.2021) Opintopolku.fi-palvelussa.

We welcome applications both from applicants who complete the Finnish Comprehensive School as well as from applicants currently living abroad. Normally students are accepted for preparatory year (10th grade). New students may also be accepted directly into IB1 (11th grade), if places become available. The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging pre-university course for students aged 16 to 19.
  1. The joint application at www.opintopolku.fi must be submitted by March 23rd, 2021 at 3 pm. The application form opens on February 23, 2021.
  2. The 23 students achieving the highest grade point averages  (Finnish basic education school leaving reports, GPA of of theoretical subjects) will be invited to join the SYK IB preparatory year programme.
  3. The admission decisions will be published on Thursday, June 17, 2021.   If you have been accepted, you should confirm your place as soon as possible.

 

Applicants from abroad should note that SYK is a day school, and the school does not provide any boarding facilities. All admitted students should have a legal guardian with them in Finland.

  1. The joint application at www.opintopolku.fi must be submitted by March 23rd, 2021 at 3 pm. The application form opens on February 23rd, 2021.
  2. The applicant must send a copy of ‘Candidate Application form 2021"  to SYK to arrive by March 23rd, 2021
  3. The applicant's current school must send a copy of 'Appraisal form 2021’ accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card to SYK to arrive by March 23rd, 2021.
  4. Up to 7 applicants achieving the highest score are invited to join the SYK IB preparatory year programme. The admission decisions will be published on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  If you have been accepted, you should confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please send your application documents to:  Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, IB-section, Isonnevantie 8, 00320 Helsinki, FINLAND

Students applying for admission without having taken the preparatory year can be admitted, if places are still available. Applicants from abroad should note that SYK is a day school, and the school does not provide any boarding facilities. All admitted students should have a legal guardian with them in Finland.

Applicants to IB1 

  1. The applicant must send a copy of ‘Candidate Application form 2021"  to SYK to arrive by March 23rd, 2021
  2. The applicant's current school must send a copy of 'Appraisal form 2021’ accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card to SYK to arrive by March 23rd, 2021.
  3. The admission decisions will be published in May, 2021.  If you have been accepted, you should confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please send your application documents to:  Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, IB-section, Isonnevantie 8, 00320 Helsinki, FINLAND

Forms

www.opintopolku.fi 

Appraisal form 2021

Candidate application form 2021

Contact Details:

IB Guidance and Careers Counsellor Anu Kinnunen, anu.kinnunen@syk.fi,  +358-40-5717586

IB Assistant Principal, DP Coordinator Minna Ankkuri, minna.ankkuri@syk.fi,  +358-45-7731480

Head of School, Sari Tiitta sari.tiitta@syk.fi,   +358-40-6739359

Address: Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, IB Section, Isonnevantie 8,00320 Helsinki, FINLAND

Timetable 2021

SYK IB Open House

Prospective students and parents are invited to attend an IB programme presentation on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 14.00 (in Finnish and in English) or on Wednesday, February 3rd at 17.30 (in English).  The health and safety of our students and guests are of the utmost importance to us. As a result, the number of guests per day is limited to accommodate physical distancing (prior registration will be required).  It will be possible to join these Open House events also online (no prior registration required).

Please note that there is a risk that the in-person Open House events will still have to be cancelled because of  Covid-19 restrictions. If we cannot welcome visitors to SYK, the virtual Open House events will be open for you to attend, and will take place as scheduled.

Applicants living in Finland  (applicants from Finnish comprehensive schools)

  • March 23rd by 3 pm: The Joint Application Form (yhteishakukortti) must be filled.
  • The results of the joint admission will be published on June 17, 2021.

International Applicants 

  • March 23rd: SYK must receive a Candidate Application -form, Appraisal Form 2021 and a copy of the applicant’s latest school report.
  • March 23rd by 3 pm: The Joint Application Form (yhteishakukortti) must be filled.
  • The results of the joint admission will be published on June 17, 2021.

Applicants for IB1

  • March 23rd, 2021: SYK must receive a Candidate Application -form, Appraisal Form 2021 and a copy of the applicant’s latest school report.