Open university: Finnish for foreigners
Open University studies from the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland.
Finnish for foreigners courses

At the Open University, you can study Beginner and Intermediate Level Courses (A1.1 – B2.1).

Courses are taught in Finnish.

There is a separate enrollment for each course. You can find more detailed information on the course page.

See studies arranged before autumn 2021


Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions

Which course is ap­pro­pri­ate for your needs?
You can assess which course to take with the Finnish language skills test.

Updated  on 8.10.2021

Courses starting in November  2021:
Finnish 1A, Finnish 1B, Finnish 2A, Finnish 2B, Finnish 3, Finnish 4 and Finnish 5.
Kirjoita ja kerkustele I
Kirjoita ja keskustele II

Courses starting in the spring semester 2022:
Finnish 1A, Finnish 1B, Finnish 2A, Finnish 2B, Finnish 3, Finnish 4, Finnish 5 and Finnish 6.
Courses in spring 2022 will be published on the 1st of November.

Academic year 2021-2022 and summer 2022 When choosing a suitable course, take a look at the course page where you will find information on the prerequisities and starting skill level
Instructions for studying

You can find important information regarding your studies on  The Instructions for Students.

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