IB1 applicant

Instructions for spring 2021

You can apply to IB1 if you are 16-17 years old (born in 2003-2005), you will have passed 10th grade by August 2021 and you don't already have an IB student place in Helsinki metropolitan area.

Tikkurilan lukio has got 30 pre-DP (=10th year) student places every year. After that, there are free student places only if somebody leaves the program. Normally, 1-4 places open up on yearly basis. Please contact the IB DP Coordinator (maarit.berg(at)vantaafi) to check if there are free IB1 student places.

Admission procedure


Please send the copy of your latest school report AND our own IB appraisal form (the same form as in pre-IB application) to Tikkurilan lukio, Valkoisenlähteentie 53, 01370 Vantaa, Finland OR to our school secretary Kirsi Paaso: kirsi.paaso(at)vantaa.fi by April 7, 2021 at 15.00. After having filled out your personal information, please leave enough time for your teachers to fill out the rest of the appraisal form and mail it by April 7 at 15.00. Make sure to give an email address that works and that you check on daily basis.

You don't need to apply at www.opintopolku.fi unless you apply both to pre-DP (=pre-IB) and to IB1. Pre-IB is for those who were born in 2004-2006 and who have studied nine years in August 2020 and IB1 for those who were born in 2003-2005 and who have studied ten years in August 2021.

Entrance exam

Entrance exam 2021 only for those applying with a Finnish 9th grade certificate AND residing in Finland. The entrance exam will take place on April 22 at 3-5pm (please register by 2:30pm). No separate invitation will be sent.

IB1 entrance exam consists of two written examinations: Mathematics and English. Please note that the former entrance exams are not shown to the applicants.

Those residing abroad can be admitted on the basis of the school reports. Every application is considered individually.

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