Swedish-language immersion in basic education is aimed at children who have started Swedish-language immersion in daycare or in pre-primary education. A child starts a Swedish-language immersion path from daycare and continues it through primary and lower secondary education. There are seven language immersion paths available in Helsinki.
Primarily, pupils that have attended Swedish-language immersion in daycare or in pre-primary education can be admitted to first grade. Other pupils can be admitted to language immersion classes only if there are places left, and if the pupil has age-appropriate Swedish-language skills.