There’s a complusory level test for all selected students. Courses will start on August 23th, 2020. The academic term will end on May 28th.

The fee for the next academic year (23.8.2020 – 28.5.2021) is 150 euros. The fee covers all studies completed in Eira High School for Adults during the academic year.

There is a possibility to continue your studies after the summer by preregistering for the upcoming academic year. Preregistering can be done in May-June.

Finnish courses at Eiran aikuislukio

The comprehensive selection of intensive Finnish courses at Eira provides classes from beginner level A0 to upper intermediate B1.2.

You can study either in the morning

  • Mon-Thu 8:30 – 11:35 or
  • Mon&Wed 8:30-13:40 and Fri 8:30-11:35 or
  • Tue&Thu 8:30-13:40 and Fri 8:30-11:35

or in the evening

  • Mon-Thu 17:10 – 20:10
  • Tue&Thu 17:10-20:10 + online courses.

Study time is 20 hours per week is including homework. Studying FInnish at Eira requires good reading and writing skills using the Latin alphabet.

The time you will take to complete the programme depends on  your starting level. The academic year (September – May) is divided into five study periods and one course lasts one period. If you start your studies form the beginner course, completing all 10 courses provided will take two academic years.

How to apply for Finnish courses at Eira

Applying can be done by filling in the application form either online or in person at the school office.

Students are selected on the basis of a level test and interview. Invitations for testing are sent after the application period has ended.

Studying Finnish at Eira costs a 150 euros per academic year. The study fee covers all courses completed during the academic year.

Please note!

  • Due to a large number of applicants all applicants cannot be invited for the level tests. Please remember to apply also for courses provided by other course providers, eg. see
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept students that are enrolled as full time students at other institutions.
  • If you are a customer of the unemployment office please check before starting your Finnish studies that you have the right for integration support or indpendent study support (omaehtoinen opiskelun tuki). 
  • Additional infromation about Finnish courses: