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Application period to vocational teacher education 2 Jan to 23 Jan. Check available study options


The first joint application of 2020 has ended.

Remember to deliver the required attachments and preliminary assignments on time. 

The attachments need to be completely uploaded to the application form, and the application form needs to be saved before the deadline. 

You can find information on how to submit the attachments on the application form. For additional information, please contact the admissions services of the university or UAS you are applying to. 


Kindergarten teacher is showing a fish, which has been handicrafted by a child.Qualifications in Humanities and Education (vocational qualifications and further qualifications) impart the competence needed in many types of tasks involving instruction, education and communication.  In these fields of occupation, you will produce services and activities for different age groups and families. The field includes work in guidance for people with differing communications needs, assisting sign language signers and providing interpretation services for immigrants.

Where to work and what to do? Jobs are offered by municipalities, congregations, churches, associations and many organisations, but the field also offers opportunities for entrepreneurs or self-employed people. Early childhood education, schools and educational institutes, youth centers, enterprise and institutes often provide employment for professionals in this field. The employment situation in the field is good. The need for instruction, education, and language services will increase in the Finland of the future.

Requirements: Prerequisites for working in this field are good skills in interpersonal relationships and interaction and an ability to take into consideration the needs for instruction and support of different customers in various age groups. Employees in this field often work in close contact with people of all ages.

In many vocations in the field, they also need to assume responsibility for the safety of the customers or the people they instruct. Ethical responsibility associated with values is also emphasised in jobs in this field. Communication and self-expression skills are also important in the field in order to make sure that messages are comprehensibly transmitted. Familiarity with the way the society’s service system functions is a precondition for acting in multi-professional teams and networks.

The admission process includes certain health requirements.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.