About us

Forssa Vocational Institute

We are a forerunner institution of vocational education in Finland.

Forssa Vocational Institute in short

  • 1200 students
  • 170 staff members

We provide vocational education and training in six different fields, preparing students for 18 different vocations (EQF level 4). For adults students we also provide further qualifications and specialist qualifications (EQF level 5), in the fields mentioned below.

We offer vocational education and training to both young and adult students in various forms, including regular daytime studies, blended learning, online teaching and apprenticeship training.

The scope of a vocational qualification is 180 ECTS. (approx. 2 to 3 years of studies)

Forssa Vocational Institute has received numerous acknowledgments for the quality of our education. The County Governor’s Quality Award was granted to us in 2003 and the Vocational Education and Training Quality award in 2010.

Our values include customer orientation, individuality, learning, vocational skills and pride, social responsibility, sustainable development and teamwork.

FVI Erasmus+

Forssa Vocational Institute sends more than 50 students and staff members abroad yearly. We also receive exchange students from other countries.

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International students

Applying for vocational upper secondary education and training (vocational qualifications) takes place through the joint application system for vocational education and training and upper secondary schools. Applications can be submitted via the internet at www.opintopolku.fi. or our website www.lhkk.fi.  For any entrance and aptitude tests, educational institutions send applicants an invitation by mail. For career guidance and preparation for vocational upper secondary education and training, educational institutions use their own application forms.

General admittance requirements

Requirements for admittance into vocational institutions include:

  • graduation from secondary school or equivalent knowledge
  • fluent verbal and written knowledge of Finnish (applicants whose native language is not Finnish are required to take a language test)
  • health status suitable for the vocation

Contact us

Miia Ojala
coordinator of international affairs, Erasmus projects
+358 40 3474 075

Raija Salo
senior advisor, EU projects
+358 40 3474263

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