Appendix table 5. Foreign-language speaking students and foreign students by Regional State Administrative Agency and sector of education in 2012 1)

Regional State Administrative Agency Sector of education Total students Share of foreign-language speakers (%) Share of foreign citizens (%)
Southern Finland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 218 756 7 ..
Upper secondary general education 47 758 6 2
Vocational education 107 720 7 4
Polytechnic education 57 764 11 9
University education 64 806 8 7
Southwestern Finland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 66 411 4 ..
Upper secondary general education 12 891 4 2
Vocational education 34 889 5 3
Polytechnic education 17 467 4 3
University education 23 429 4 6
Eastern Finland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 53 573 2 ..
Upper secondary general education 10 642 2 1
Vocational education 30 260 3 2
Polytechnic education 15 525 6 5
University education 15 260 3 5
Western and Inland Finland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 123 709 3 ..
Upper secondary general education 22 611 3 1
Vocational education 63 922 4 3
Polytechnic education 30 676 8 7
University education 45 663 4 5
Northern Finland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 56 954 2 ..
Upper secondary general education 9 541 2 1
Vocational education 27 266 2 2
Polytechnic education 11 551 4 4
University education 15 191 3 5
Lapland AVI Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 17 329 2 ..
Upper secondary general education 3 441 2 2
Vocational education 11 491 3 2
Polytechnic education 6 295 8 7
University education 4 687 1 3
State Department of Åland Pre-primary, basic and additional education in comprehensive schools 2 813 5 ..
Upper secondary general education 461 2 2
Vocational education 923 3 6
Polytechnic education 598 7 28
1) The Regional State Administrative Agency for pre-primary, basic and post-basic education in comprehensive schools is determined based on the municipality in which the educational institution is located. For post-comprehensive education, the region data are based on the Regional State Administrative Agency of the municipality in which the education takes place. Does not include education arranged outside Finland. No nationality information is available for students in pre-primary, basic and post-basic education in comprehensive schools.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Suvi Vainio 09 1734 2915, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 29.1.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7679. 2012, Appendix table 5. Foreign-language speaking students and foreign students by Regional State Administrative Agency and sector of education in 2012 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.1.2020].
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