An immigrant can be accepted for police education in Finland if she or he meets the application requirements for the studies. We select the students to the education by the points given in the entrance exam. Applicants ethnic background is irrelevant.
The application requirements include Finnish citizenship. The applicant must also master the teaching language, ie. Finnish or Swedish. The selection procedure includes a standard security clearance and at the same time any foreign connections, for instance, may also be determined. The significance of the security clearance results in student selection is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
More information on acquiring citizenship can be obtained from the Finnish Immigration Service.
Finnish police students can also participate in international exchange programs during their bachelor’s studies. The Erasmus program offers students the opportunity to complete an exchange lasting at least three months at one of our European partner institutions. Additionally, the Nordcop exchange program allows Polamk students to spend three weeks at one of the participating Nordic police academies.
Finnish police students may also visit Germany or Estonia during International Week, as well as acting as international student tutors. Acting as a student tutor allows Finnish police students to participate in internationalisation activities at Polamk.
Polamk also welcomes international exchange students. A list of our partner institutions is available on the International exchange programs website.