Visiting Varia

CAMPUSES

We organise vocational upper secondary education at four different locations close to the railway stations in Vantaa. The Vantaa vocational college Varia buildings are located in Aviapolis, Hiekkaharju, Koivukylä, and Myyrmäki.

The co-operation with companies, apprenticeship learning, and other business life connections are managed in Yrityspalvelukeskus Leija, which is located in Veromäki.

Training services

We offer tailor-made training for international clients according to the needs and learning objectives. Attached the training services and price list provided by Varia. For partners, the visits and other program content are free of charge. Please ask for more details.

AVIAPOLIS
Rälssitie 13, 01530 Vantaa

E.g. Vehicle Technology, Logistics, and Aircraft Maintenance.

HIEKKAHARJU
Tennistie 1, 01370 Vantaa

E.g. Technology, Hairdressing and Beauty Care, Restaurant and Catering Services, Media and Visual Expression.

KOIVUKYLÄ
Talvikkitie 119, 01360 Vantaa

Social and Health Care.

MYYRMÄKI
Ojahaantie 5, 01600 Vantaa

E.g. Electrical Engineering, Food Production, Security, and Tourism Industry.

Leija

LEIJA (Labour Market Services)
Elannontie 3, 01510 Vantaa

GENERAL INFO OVER FINLAND AND THE CAPITAL AREA

Finland is a very unique country with its long winters and people who’ll, in general, speak English once they’ve overcome their shyness. The temperature during the winter, which lasts from November until March, can be over -20 degrees and the short summer is from June until August. During the summer all the schools are closed and students and teachers have their summer holidays. Finnish schools have also an autumn break which is usually held on week 42 (mid-October) in Southern Finland.

The capital area of Finland offers lots of things from suburban city life to forests and lakes. You can spend a day or two in the countryside inside the capital area!

Accommodation

Students are accommodated by Forenom, which has several options to choose from:

  • Forenom Koto, a hostel type accommodation. Koto is located near the airport in Vantaa and has communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. 2 persons/room or more.
  • Forenom House, a hotel type accommodation next to Herttoniemi subway station (Helsinki), no kitchen facilities, own bathrooms. Some of the rooms might have a hot plate.
  • Forenom Helmi, a studio apartment for 2 persons/apartment located in Rajakylä (Vantaa).
  • Forenom Apartments, different size apartments near the airport. Usually for 3-5 persons/apartment.

Also, Antti Korppi Student House and Tikkurila Hotel are used, if there’s room.

Contact Varia’s staff for price and reserve information!

Transport

You’ll reach the location easiest with a train. The commuter trains K, I, P, and N stop at Hiekkaharju station. Use the Helsinki-Vantaa city area route guide to see the detailed route info: HSL On their website, you'll find more information also about the different travel zones and up-to-date information on the prices.

Students staying at Varia at least 4 weeks are able to buy a student price travel card. Here’s the form you should fill out and bring along to Varia.

If you’re located in Vantaa, then you’ll need only the transport ticket for zones BC (valid for buses and trains inside the Vantaa and Espoo area). Price for a month around 55 euros. If you need to go to Helsinki, you’ll need a ticket for zones ABC (Helsinki, Vantaa, and Espoo) which gives you more options; you can travel by bus, tram, subway, train, and the Finnish Fortress ferry with the ticket. Price for a month around 105 euros.

Activities

Vantaa, the 4th biggest city in Finland, offers sights and experiences to meet everyone’s interests.

Visit Vantaa information

Helsinki offers you a lot of activities: Visit Helsinki information

Contact person

Coordinator of International Affairs Anu Lähde, anu.lahde@vantaa.fi, tel. +358 50 312 4459

Aviapolis campus

Rälssitie 13

01530 Vantaa

Hiekkaharju campus

Tennistie 1

01370 Vantaa

Koivukylä campus

Talvikkitie 119

01360 Vantaa

Myyrmäki campus

Ojahaantie 5

01600 Vantaa

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