Pre-DP applicant from abroad

Are you relocating in Finland with your family? Have you studied in English before? Will you complete 9th grade this year? If, this is for you

Overview of the lobby on the 2nd floor of Tikkurila High School.

Pre-DP applicant from abroad

Every applicant must go through the Finnish national secondary level application procedure ( Do NOT choose Finnish school leaving certificate if you don’t have one.

In addition, the applicant sends their latest school report and their application form to Tikkurilan lukio either via mail (Saara Pietinen, Tikkurilan lukio, PL 4515, 01030 Vantaan kaupunki, Finland) or as a pdf document via email to by March 21 at 15.00 (Finnish time). The name of the pdf file should include applicant's first name and last name. The school sending the forms should mention application form in the subject field.

Pre-DP applicants from abroad do not send the appraisal form and they do not attend the entrance exam. Tikkurilan lukio has no quota for students applying from abroad but every applicant is individually considered.

Please note that we only admit pre-DP applicants who were born in 2006-2008 (10th year) and who have a legal guardian in Finland. The guardian must hold either Finnish citizenship or Finnish residence permit.‍ For those who were born in 2005-2007, it is possible to apply to both pre-DP and to DP1 if they will have been in school ten years by August 2023.

Study costs

The students pay for all material they need (such as schoolbooks and a laptop computer), unless they are entitled to receive upper secondary education free of charge. The right to upper secondary education free of charge applies to students who are required to attend compulsory education by Finnish law, typically those who finish comprehensive education in Finland.

Language requirements

IB Diploma always requires two languages: a native language and a foreign one, or two native languages. We offer English and Finnish at both levels. If you don’t have any command of Finnish, you can apply in case your native language is one of the languages listed below and you have sufficient skills to study your native language independently for final exams.

Independently studied literature programs

Amharic A, Arabic A, Bosnian A, Bulgarian A, Catalan A, Chinese A, Croatian A, Czech A, Danish A, Dutch A, Estonian A, French A, German A, Hebrew A, Hindi A, Hungarian A, Indonesian A, Italian A, Japanese A, Korean A, Latvian A, Lithuanian A, Macedonian A, Malay A, Modern Greek A, Nepali A, Norwegian A, Persian A, Pilipino A, Polish A, Portuguese A, Russian A, Serbian A, Sesotho A, Sinhalese A, Slovak A, Slovene A, Spanish A, Swahili A, Swedish A, Thai A, Turkish A, Vietnamese A, Welsh A

Glass wall with the latin text docendo discimus.