Finnish courses at Eiran aikuislukio

The comprehensive selection of intensive Finnish courses at Eira provides classes from beginner level A1.1 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). The course code at Koulutusportti (for the  unemployment office) during the academic year 2018-2019 is K01856.
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