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. Morning groups have lessons between 8:50 and 13:50. Evening lessons are held between 17:10 and 20:10. 

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

How to apply for Finnish courses at Eira

You can apply for Finnish language courses from the link below at any time during the year.

Starting studies

Applicants selected for the course will be invited to the level test by e-mail and studies can be started at the beginning of a suitable course.

View / print here the schedule for the application process for the academic year 2022-23

The tuition fee for the academic year is 150 euros. The tuition fee covers all studies completed during the academic year at Eira Adult High School. 

Registration for the school year 2021-22

If you’re already a student at Eira’s Finnish courses and want sign up for the school year 2021-2022 do not fill in this application. Go to Wilma to fill in the registration form. If you don’t know how to find it, ask your student counsellor:, 0505908601.

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.

Study Periods and Holidays

Pperiod   Holidays
1 22.8.-7.10.2022  
2 1010.-2.12.2022
  • Autumn holiday 17.-23.10.2022
3 7.12.2022-10.2.2023
  • Independence day 5.-6.12.2022
  • Christmas holiday 21.12.2022-8.1.2023 
4 13.2.-6.4.2023
  • Easter 7.4.-11.4.2023
5 12.4.-2.6.2023
  • May Day 1.5.2023
  • Ascension Day 18.5.2023

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). 

  • Additional infromation about Finnish courses: