Finnish as a Foreign Language

The studies of Finnish as a foreign language focus on

  • the structure and vocabulary of Finnish
  • practicing oral and written skills
  • increasing cultural understanding
  • learning and studying Finnish.


Exchange and degree students of the University of Lapland

The courses given by the Language Centre are intended for degree students and exchange students. Course descriptions, timetables and registration for the courses on WebOodi.

Other participants

Other participants can study Finnish for Foreigners 1-4 (evening courses) at the Open university. They can also apply for the Finnish: Language Use and Culture Courses (Suomi: kielen käyttö ja kulttuuri) by filling in the PIA-application form and by sending it to the Open university. They can be accepted for the course if there is room in the group.

Course fee

The courses are free of charge for degree students and exchange students, all others have to pay a course fee.