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The European Baccalaureate (EB programmes)

The European Baccalaureate (EB) examination can be taken at 14 schools operating within the European Union. Education is provided by the European Schools and schools accredited into the European Schooling system.

The examination is recognised in all member states of the European Union as well as in many other countries. The examination provides the same access to further studies at universities and other higher education institutions as the Finnish matriculation examination.

For further information, see European Schools website

General upper secondary education at Helsinki School for European Schooling

In Finland, EB examinations are organised by Helsinki School for European Schooling. Helsinki School for European Schooling has operated since 2008. The school follows the European School curricula, allowing students to take the European Baccalaureate (EB) as their school-leaving examination. The language of instruction is English, French or Finnish

The secondary class S5 corresponds to the first class of upper secondary school (lukio) in Finland (Year 11 in UK, Seconde in France, Grade 10 in IB schools) and S6 the following year accordingly. The leaving certificate is the European Baccalaureate (EB) which is taken at the end of class S7.

You can apply to the EB programme directly to the school. For further information about applying to the programme, see the programme description and the school website below.

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