Student FAQs:


Q: Is a student used for anyone who is learning?

A: Yes, and including mid-career adults who are taking vocational education or returning to university, or younger 'researchers or artists learning from a more experienced colleague and mentor.

Q: Is a student called "opiskelija" , though children in compulsory education are called "oppilas"?

A: Yes, First level of education is "esikoulu" , which is optional.

Q: Is a student reserved for those attending a university?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a student used for by the Department of Education for learners in high school?

A: Yes.

Q: Are students formally called "junior freshmen"?

A: Yes, and "senior freshmen", "junior sophister" or "senior sophister", according to the year they have reached in the typical four year degree course.

Q: Are students generally classified as first?

A: Yes, and second, third or fourth-year students, and the American system of classifying them as "freshmen", "sophomores", "juniors" and "seniors" is seldom used or even understood in Canada.

Q: Are students referred to as "fourth-class"?

A: Yes, and "third-class", "second-class", and "first-class" cadets or midshipmen.

Q: Is a student a student who continues his/her education after graduation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are students sometimes called "carrés"?

A: Yes, Some other terms may apply in specific schools, some depending on the classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles attended.

Q: Are students called kindergarteners?

A: Yes.

Q: Are students often called Freshmen?

A: Yes, and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors , unless their undergraduate program calls for more than the traditional 4 years.