How to apply

Vocational programs for non-EU students

If you are a non-EU student from for example, Vietnam, Kenya, Nigeria or India; you are eligible to apply for tailor-made vocational programs. The non-EU programs are always done in collaboration with a local partner. Those studies are conducted in English and/or Finnish language and have a tuition fee. Find more information about TAKK's international programs.

Please contact our global partners concerning vocational programs for non-EU students.

For EU-citizens

As an EU citizen, you can apply for studies at an approved educational institution in Finland. Please notice that studies in Tampere Adult Education Center TAKK are conducted mainly in Finnish language. There is no grant and scholarship system available.

Vocational programs for students living in Finland

From basics to special know-how

We offer basic, vocational and specialist qualifications. In order to obtain a qualification, students have to pass a competence-based test to show their skills. All the qualifications meet the national requirements set by the Finnish National Agency for Education. We also offer many types of supplementary and continuing education.

The application process varies according to the form and level of education. It is described in more detail in description of each training (mainly in Finnish): course programs in Finnish. We offer some trainings also in English: course programs in English.

Vocational Education in Finnish

TAKK provides vocational education mainly in Finnish. Student has to have a sufficient knowledge of the Finnish language. The level of succicent language level varies but the general requirement is B1.1. The applicant’s level of Finnish language proficiency could be tested during the application process.

We offer three forms of training: labour market training, self-motivated studies or apprenticeship training. The application process varies by form of education. Further information on how to apply you'll find from each description (in Finnish): course programs in Finnish.

For enquiries, please contact TAKK Student services, or tel. +358 44 7906 400.

Training for migrants

TAKK provides integration training for migrants. Further information on how to apply: Integration Training for Adult Migrants and from TE Offices and on the website

We also offer preparatory education for vocational upper secondary education and training (TUVA). TUVA helps you improve your language skills and other abilities that you’ll need for studying in Finland. The aim is to reach language proficiency requirement B1. Preparatory education lasts 6 or 12 months. The studies are conducted entirely in Finnish. Further information on how to apply: TUVA (in Finnish)

There is also a possibility to take the National Certificates of Language Proficiency (YKI-testi) test (the Intermediate level). Further information about YKI-test (in Finnish).

These trainings are targeted only to migrants who already live in Finland. 

For enquiries, please contact

Mäkiranta Soile
Education Manager

Kulonen Riikka
Education Planner