Education in Kajaani
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Early childhood education
In Kajaani, a child can receive municipal or private early childhood education in a day care centre or family day care.
Kajaani organises club activities for children who do not need regular day care.
Special early childhood education is provided for children who need special care.
Multicultural early childhood education is provided in Kajaani,taking into account the child's mother tongue and cultural background.
Early childhood education and care is subject to a fee. The amount of the fee depends on the family's income and the number of family members.
The City of Kajaani's website contains information on the organisation of early childhood education and instructions on how to apply.
In Kajaani, pre-primary education is organised in day-care centres. Free pre-school education is provided for four hours on weekdays. The four hours of pre-school education are free of charge.
Information on pre-primary education and how to apply for pre-primary education is available on the City of Kajaani website.
The city of Kajaani organises basic education.
Primary school enrolment is compulsory at the beginning of the year.
Preparatory education is provided for pupils from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds according to their needs.
Preparatory education is designed to reinforce language and study skills.
Kajaani provides basic adult education for 16–25-year-olds. Teaching is provided at Kajaani upper secondary school.
The City of Kajaani's multicultural education website provides a wide range of information on basic education for immigrants. The site contains information in different languages:
General upper secondary school
Kajaani General upper secondary school
Upper secondary education is general education.
It prepares students for the matriculation examination and higher education.
Kajaani upper secondary school has a general line, a music line, a sports line, and an adult line.
Kainuu Vocational college KAO
At Kainuu Vocational College you can do vocational studies in different fields and TUVA-training preparing for vocational studies.
Kainuun ammattiopistoKainuu Vocational College KAOLink redirects to another website
Kainuun ammattioppilaitos KAOKainuu Vocational College KAO WILMA Link redirects to another website
Kainuun ammattiopistoKainuun ammattiopiston TUVA-koulutusLink redirects to another website
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAMK
At Kajaani University of Applied Sciences you can study towards a degree and open university of applied sciences studies.
Open university of applied sciences studies are paid studies open to all (e.g. language studies preparing for higher education).
The languages of instruction are Finnish and English.
Kajaanin ammattikorkeakoulu KAMKKajaani university of applied sciences KAMKLink redirects to another website
Adult education centres offer a wide range of opportunities to learn knowledge and skills, for example through different courses and hobby groups.For example, they provide basic adult education and fee-paying higher education.
Kainuun Opisto organises basic adult education.
The Kainuu Music College provides basic art education in music and dance according to a broad syllabus.
Find out more about Kajaani's adult education centres on the websites:
Vuokatti-Ruka Sports Academy Kajaani Sports Campus
Vuokatti-Ruka Sports Academy makes it possible to combine studies and goal-oriented training from secondary school to university of applied sciences and conscript military service.
Edukai offers a wide range of opportunities to study and develop skills.
Edukai organises, for example, continuing vocational training, vocational integration training for immigrants, and labour market and recruitment training.
The University of Oulu Kajaani University Centre & AIKOPA Adult and Continuing Education Services
The University of Oulu Kajaani University Centre and AIKOPA Adult and Continuing Education Services organise vocational and higher education continuing education and open higher education. Teaching is organised in cooperation with various institutions. The integration of immigrants is taken into account in the provision of training.