Västra Nylands Folkhögskola

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Study Programmes

The number of places allocated to non-EU citizens is now full.
Henceforth applications are accepted only from citizens and permanent residents of the EU and the Nordic Countries.


The course is necessary for anyone who lives outside North Korea. In any society where diversity is recognised even slightly, you will need the skills to recognise this diversity, address its challenges and promote its benefits. From unexperienced youth preparing for a career to front-line managers and high-level politicians, this Diploma will improve your ability to function more effectively with other people, colleagues, and clients.

The Diploma is designed as an "upskilling pathway", which means it is possible for you to take only parts that you need for your own development. An initial test and interview can be used to identify these needs and prepare an individual learning path, which gives you the option to complete only some of the modules. Participants will also get the opportunity to prepare a Diversity Project, whose theme will be decided to respond to the needs identified and to help you in your everyday life (it can vary from an analysis of social group diversity or diversity policies in an area of interest, to an Annual Diversity Report in a company or a complex Diversity and Inclusion Plan).

The language of instruction is English. The European Commission has partly financed the course development.


You can apply for admission to the college by filling in the online APPLICATION FORM, and attaching copies of your school reports and certificates to it, by 7 August 2017


A limited number of scholarships will be available for citizens of countries included in the OECD List of Developing Countries or Territories, irrespective of whether they reside in their countries of citizenship or in Finland. The scholarship will cover up to 50% of the regular fees for tuition, board and lodging, provided that the student completes the entire programme. 

Please contact us for further details.

In case you are applying for a scholarship, your application must be received before 28 July 2017 at 12h00 EET.

Note that the College cannot offer assistance or counselling in the visa or residence permit application process, but will provide the letters of invitation requested by the authorities.


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Contact: radu.szekely@vnf.fi, +358 50 3701714

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Citizens outside EU Please note that the Finnish government does not provide a residence permit for one-year studies at Folk High Schools.