Language of Schooling

Language of Schooling

When applying for a study place through Studyinfo.fi you have marked your language of schooling on your application form. This information is transferred to the study register at Novia UAS and is relevant e.g. when determining which language studies you are required to complete within your degree. Therefore, it is very important that we have correct information about your language of schooling from the start of your studies.

The language of schooling is defined in the Finnish legislation and is in general either Swedish, Finnish or “other than Swedish or Finnish”. If you have completed your basic education (grundskola/peruskoulu) and/or general upper secondary school (gymnasium/lukio) in Finland, your language of schooling is determined based on which language you have a pass grade in as the subject mother tongue (modersmål/äidinkieli) on your Finnish school leaving certificate. If you have completed all previous education outside of Finland, your language of schooling is in general “other than Swedish or Finnish”.

If you have questions about your language of schooling, or if you wish to check or correct the information you have previously given us, please contact studentservices(at)novia.fi .