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Applying for vocational upper secondary qualifications

Please note that all tuition is in Finnish.

Prospective students can apply to VET whenever suitable and start their studies flexibly throughout the year. National joint application is organised each spring for those who have completed basic education and who do not have a secondary qualification. Studying in the vocational colleges in Finland is free of charge.

We will arrange Finnish language tests for the applicants whose mother tongue is not Finnish. The applicant needs to pass the test successfully to be admitted.

In addition, some qualifications require an entrance examination and/or an interview arranged by the college.

Vocational qualifications at Esedu

Agriculture, Arts and Design, Building Maintenance Technology, Business, Cleaning and Property Services, Construction, Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology, Food Production, Forestry, Hairdressing and Beauty Care, Horticulture, Logistics, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Restaurant and Catering Services, Social and Health Care, Surface Treatment Technology, Textiles and Fashion Industry, Tourism Industry, Vehicle Sector, Vocational qualification in Information and Communications Technology, Wood Industry

Vocational qualifications at Esedu



For longer periods (a month or more), Mikkeli student housing (MOAS) apartments are the most affordable. They are situated all around the town. Link to web pages: MOAS

Hotel and hostel Marja is also an affordable option for longer stays close to the town centre. They have different types of rooms, form single rooms to family rooms with kitchens. Link to web pages: Hotel and hostel Marja

Gasthaus Mikkeli is a small, comfortable and affordable accommodation for all travelers. It is located 1,5 km from the town centre. The rooms vary from single rooms with toilet and shower in the hallway to family rooms with toilet, shower and own entrance. Link to web pages: Gasthaus Mikkeli

For shorter periods, hotel Uusikuu in Raviradantie is an unexpensive option. The rooms are for 2-4 persons. Web pages and online booking: Hotel Uusikuu

There are two hotels in Mikkeli town centre, hotel Vaakuna and hotel Scandic. Links to hotel web pages: Hotel Vaakuna, Hotel Scandic

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