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Assessment of language skills in Vocational Qualification

Omnia verifies that the applicant’s language skills are sufficient for studying.

Omnia verifies that the applicant’s language skills are sufficient for studying. Language proficiency can be demonstrated either by a certificate or by taking a language test. In the absence of an acceptable certificate, the applicant will receive an invitation to a language test by e-mail. It must be completed successfully in order for the application to proceed.

Please note! The language tests can only be completed at Omnia campuses in Espoo, Finland.

Language requirements

Vocational qualifications in English

Applicants’ Finnish and English skills are assessed.
The following certificates are accepted as proof of sufficient Finnish language skills:

  • A certificate of basic education completed in Finnish.*
  • YKI certificate with at least two areas on at least level 3.
  • Certificate of integration training, VALMA or Skills Centre for Immigrants, where all three or four areas are at least A2.2 or A2.1 depending on the qualification.
  • Certificate of general upper secondary education, vocational qualification, university or university of applied sciences degree completed in Finnish.
  • Basic education certificate with Finnish completed as the second domestic language. This applies to those who have completed basic education in English, Swedish or Sami.

The following certificates are accepted as proof of sufficient English language skills:

  • National Certificate of language proficiency in English language (YKI), at least level 4, Intermediate (in all parts).
  • Basic education certificate from Finland completed in English.* 
  • Finnish upper secondary school certificate or vocational school certificate in which the language of instruction was English. 
  • Finnish higher education degree where the language of instruction was English. 
  • Grade C or higher in English in the Finnish Matriculation Examination at advanced syllabus level (A-level).

* If you are studying in basic education and you will graduate before the studies you are applying for start, please send us the study councellor’s statement and a transcript of your records.
You can attach your language certificate to your application or send it to haku@omnia.fi.

Vocational qualifications in Finnish, level B1.1

Applicants’ Finnish skills are assessed.

  • A certificate of basic education completed in Finnish.*
  • YKI certificate with all four areas on at least level 3.
  • Certificate of integration training, VALMA or Skills Centre for Immigrants, where all four areas are at least B1.1.
  • Certificate of general upper secondary education, vocational qualification, university or university of applied sciences degree completed in Finnish.

* If you are studying in basic education in Finnish, and you will graduate before the studies you are applying for start, please send us the study councellor’s statement and a transcript of your records.
You can attach your language certificate to your application or send it to haku@omnia.fi.

Vocational qualifications in Finnish and preparatory education, TUVA, level A2.2

Applicants’ Finnish skills are assessed.

  • A certificate of basic education completed in Finnish.* 
  • YKI certificate with at least two areas on at least level 3.
  • Certificate of integration training, VALMA or Skills Centre for Immigrants, where all four areas are at least A2.2. 
  • Certificate of general upper secondary education, vocational qualification, university or university of applied sciences degree completed in Finnish.

* If you are studying in basic education in Finnish, and you will graduate before the studies you are applying for start, please send us the study councellor’s statement and a transcript of your records
You can attach your language certificate to your application or send it to haku@omnia.fi.

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