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

Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions

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

Courses are offered free of charge for Ukrainian citizens and filled in order of enrollment.
Check here for more information: Open University courses free of charge for the citizens of Ukraine

The summer courses 2023 will be published on this page on 10 March 2023. 

Preliminary information on the course offerings in the academic year 2023–2024 will be published on 31 March 2023: Preliminary information about upcoming studies

Courses 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 and guidance for your studies

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

For new students: Familiarize yourself with the student checklist, where you can find a collection of practical information and instructions.

In case you cannot find an answer to your question, please get in touch!

Become a degree student

Get familiar with the University of Helsinki degree programmes and application process.