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Finnish International School of Tampere (FISTA)


Grade 1 Admissions 2022-2023

23.11.2021 Parents' night on Teams, read or download the slides here:

External linkFISTA gr 1 admissions info Nov 2021


3.-23.1.2022 Applications open


Students in Tampere preschools:
1. Log in to Wilma
2. Applications and decisions
3. New application
4. Ilmoittautuminen Tampereen kansainvälisen koulun 1.lk soveltuvuuskokeeseen
The form is available in Finnish and English. The form opens on 3.1.2022

Students from Nokia, Kangasala, Pirkkala, Ylöjärvi, Lempäälä, Orivesi and Vesilahti:

External linkApplication form for gr 1 at FISTA (students from outside of Tampere only!) The form is available in Finnish and English. The form opens on 3.1.2022.


8.-9.2.2022 Language tests



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Grade 7 admissions 2022-2023

14.12.2021 Parents' night on Teams, read or dowload the slides here:

External linkFISTA gr 7 line choices and admissions info Dec 2021

7.12.2021-9.1.2022 Applications open


26.1.2022 Language tests

Invitations to language tests sent on Monday 17.1. If you didn't get one, please contact coordinator Riikka Gummerus.



Preschool admissions 2022-2023


7.-23.1.2022 Applications open

External linkPreschool enrollment
Read more on our Preschool page .


The Finnish International School of Tampere, or FISTA, is a comprehensive school offering basic education for grades 1-9. Starting in August 2021 we also have English language preschool classes in our school.

FISTA has around 930 students and 100 staff members (school year 2021-2022). We are located in central Tampere in a building that was renovated in 2014-2017.

FISTA follows the City of Tampere curriculum which is based on the Finnish National Core Curriculum, set by The Finnish National Agency for Education. The main language of tuition is English.

FISTA serves families living in the Tampere area. All applicants are invited to a language test to ensure that they are able to participate in English language education.

The school started as Amurin kansakoulu in 1954. The first English language classes started in 1990 and the school became FISTA in 2012.

Finnish International School of Tampere
33230 Tampere