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Helsinki issues basic education guide for Int’l residents

Published : 03 Mar 2021, 21:53

Updated : 03 Mar 2021, 22:24

  DF Report

Photo: City of Helsinki by Otto Salminen.

The City of Helsinki has published a basic education guide for the international families, said an official press release on Wednesday.

The guide is a useful tool for new families who would like to know more about basic education in English, bilingual education and other options in different languages that Helsinki has to offer.

“I believe the guide comes especially handy for families who are planning to move or have just moved to Helsinki. Settling in to new city can take time, and with this guide we want to help new Helsinki residents adapt to their new hometown and life in Finland,” said Education Coordinator Anni Holopainen from the city’s Education Division.

Options for basic education in Helsinki guide are available as a printed brochure and as an online version at the accessible

The printed guide will be posted to schools, libraries, internationally recruiting companies in the Helsinki region, and to other partners and stakeholders.

Interested people can learn more about the different options and admissions on the renewed pages ‘Basic education’ in different languages.

In addition, the Tervetuloakouluun guide for first-graders parents, which is posted to homes every year, now has an English translation available online at