SAT Test Centers and Dates in Finland

By | March 18, 2019

According to the College Board, there are 2 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Finland. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university. The following test centers administer one or more of 2019 and 2020 SAT tests in Finland.

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Finland

2019 – 2020 SAT Test Dates in Finland

  • March 9, 2019
  • May 4, 2019
  • June 1, 2019
  • August 24, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
  • August 29, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020

SAT Testing Centers in Finland


Address: Otaniemi Campus-undergraduate Center, Espoo, Finland
Center Code: 57330


Address: Selkamerenkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland
Center Code: 57333

More about Finland

  • GLOBALSCIENCELLC: Modern history of Finland from World War I to today, covering all major events on politics, economy, society, and technology.

The Finnish Education System – A Model for Europe?

In December 2001 the results of the first part of the international comparative school performance study of the OECD “PISA” were presented worldwide. The authors of the study gave the students of Finland a top ranking in the areas tested – reading skills, basic mathematics, basic science education. Especially in Germany, whose students performed catastrophically in the study, the result initiated a discussion about possible causes. Check clothesbliss to see History of Finland.

The Finnish school system differs significantly from the German one. In Finland there is talk of compulsory learning, not schooling. Obligation to study means that it is basically irrelevant where a student gets his knowledge from. The compulsory learning ends when a child has acquired the learning quota of the comprehensive school, but no later than ten years after the start of the compulsory learning. Another characteristic is that the teaching topics are based on the interests of the students. In this way, greater motivation to learn is achieved. Smaller classes than in Germany also support this. Textbooks, writing and drawing materials are made available to the students free of charge.

Compared to the German three-tier school system, the Finnish one up to and including the 9th grade is single-track – the students attend a comprehensive school. They start school in the year in which they turn 7. Attending preschool in kindergarten is voluntary, around 90% of children accept the offer as part of day care. During the first six years of school (lower level), students are generally taught by one teacher in as many subjects as possible. From the 7th grade onwards, lessons are given by different subject teachers. Only from the 10th grade (in Finland 1st grade upper level) do the pupils part ways: Around 55% of a year attend the upper level in order to achieve the Abitur within two to four years in a course system. 36% complete a three-year basic vocational training course, which enables them to study at a technical college or university. The rest of the students attend the 10th grade of the comprehensive school or enter the labor market without further education.

The teachers have the specific task of recognizing and addressing the learning difficulties of their students at an early stage. Especially in the lower grades, teachers are supported in this task by special educators and teaching assistants. The aim of the lesson is to guide the students into independent learning. The teachers act accordingly cautiously. Everyday school life in the all-day school generally begins between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., in the first two school years the pupils have between 19 and 21 hours per week. The workload increases to 28 hours per week up to the 6th grade. Up to 36 hours can be taken from 7th to 9th grade. There is a free lunch for the students, after which they have the opportunity to voluntarily take advantage of other offers in working groups. Until the 1990s, the municipalities had the duty to to finance such offers. In the course of the municipal financial crisis, they were released from this and an offer from independent agencies was created. Finally, another reason for Finland’s educational success could be a dense network of public libraries that is eagerly used.


Since 2008, »Reporters Without Borders« has placed Finland in first place in its worldwide ranking of press freedom. The media groups Sanoma (Finland) and Bonnier (Sweden) have a very strong position. Press: The total circulation of almost 200 newspapers, including around 50 daily newspapers, per resident is the highest in the EU. The largest Finnish-language daily newspapers are “Helsingin Sanomat” (founded 1889), “Ilta-Sanomat” (founded 1932), the tabloid “Iltalehti”, the regional newspapers “Aamulehti” (Tampere), “Turun Sanomat” (Turku) and “Kaleva” (Oulu) and the business newspaper »Kauppalehti«. The largest Swedish-language daily newspaper is “Hufvudstadsbladet” (founded in 1864). – The news agency is Oy Suomen Tietotoimisto-Finska Notisbyrån Ab (SST-FNB). – Broadcasting: The state broadcasting company Yleisradio Oy (YLE), founded in 1926, broadcasts six national radio programs in Finnish, Swedish and Sami. Private radio has existed since 1997. In addition, YLE operates three national television programs, including one in Swedish, a channel for culture, education and science (»YLE Teema«) and the pay-TV channel »TV Finland«. MTV Media (»MTV3«, Bonnier) and Nelonen Media (Sanoma) offer private television. The digitization of broadcasting was promoted early in Finland; analog terrestrial TV transmission was discontinued in 2007 (via cable in 2008).