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 Finnish in Eira High School of Adults either in the morning or evening or as distance studies. There are a variety of different schedules and combinations (contact/distance) for groups during this academic year (2020 - 2021).

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic groups are divided in two so that when one half of the group is in class the other half study from home independently and vice versa. This means students will attend school in person less than normally. There are also groups that are combining classroom and distance (live online sessions) studies.

The majority of the morning groups have lessons between 8:50 and 13:50. Some live distance sessions are held also at 15:30 - 16:50. The majority of evening lessons are held between 17:10 and 20:00. If the epidemic worsens, the school is prepared to move 100% to distance learning.

Studying FInnish at Eira requires good reading and writing skills using the Latin alphabet.

Duration of Studies

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 (above) or in person at the school office.

Students are selected on the basis of a level test and interview. Applicants will be invited to the level test by email and studies can be started at the beginning of a suitable course.

The fee for the next academic year is 150 euros. The fee covers all studies completed in Eira High School for Adults 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
  • NEW: From now on we can also accept students that are enrolled as full time students in higher education (UAS, University). Unfortunately we cannot accept students that are enrolled as full time students in another institution offering lower or higher secondary education (lower secondary, high school or vocational training).
  • 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). 
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