KSAO - Kouvola Region Vocational College

About us

Kouvola Region Vocational College is a multi-disciplinary college. We have about 3,000 young and adult students while the staff number is about 200.

At the Vocational College, over 60 different vocational upper secondary, further vocational and specialist vocational qualifications can be studied for. Continuing education, short courses and training for immigrants complement our offering.

Studying at a vocational college has become more and more. About half of the students who graduate basic education apply for vocational studies. We work in close cooperation with the economic markets demands. Changes in the labour market have a direct impact on our education programmes. International co-operation, development projects and quality frame work are an essential part of our activities and help us to develop our education.

Life-long learning is important for us. In addition to the vocational upper secondary qualifications, we also provide education for adult students.

Our Study sectors include Humanities and Arts, Business, Administration and Law, Natural Sciences, ICT, Technology, Health and Wellness, Agriculture and Forestry and Services which has competence areas such as Cookery, Transportation and Storage, Safety and Security, Hair, Beauty and Fashion.


Further information on City of Kouvola and Kouvola Region

Further information

Auli Haapajärvi – International coordinator

auli.haapajarvi@ksao.fi tel. +358 2061 58809

Student services office

Admission services – matters related to applying for the studies at KSA

Our office is located in Utinkatu 44 and
is open for service Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm.

+358 20 615 7069
Email hakutoimisto(a)ksao.fi
Utinkatu 44-48, 45200 Kouvola


Here you can find general information and study options designed for immigrants.