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Higher Education preparatory programme for Immigrants at Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Education time: 2.11.2022 - 28.4.2023

Application time: 10.6. - 20.9.2022

In education you can improve your Finnish language skills so that studying in Finnish taught higher education will be easier. You also develope your studying skills and get to know different studying possibilities in higher education. After studies applying to diffrent higher education is easier.

You can apply to Preparatory education for Higher Education if you Finnish languge skills are at B1 level and you have a elgibility to apply to higher education.

  • 30 credits, 6 months
  • daily online lectures and independent studying
  • free of charge
  • includes courses in Finnish language, English language and mathematics, carreer planning and studying skills

More information and application

KAVA – preparatory studies for highly educated experts for expert positions in Finnish working life

The aims of education are:

  • increase connections to working life
  • increase professional network
  • strengthen career skills
  • strengthen Finnish language skills
  • the applicant`s Finnish language skills should be B1

The education is organized by Karelia UAS, Savonia UAS and the University of Eastern Finland. The studies are implemented in Joensuu and Kuopio and part of the studies are online.

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Finnish language courses

Finnish language courses at Karelia UAS :

Do you want to improve your Finnish language skills for work or study? All courses are online. The courses are from level A2 to level B2. You can ask more about the courses from the teacher,

Opiskelijan suomi 5 op
Kahville! Kielikahvila 1, 2 op
No niin, mitäs tänään? Kielikahvila 2, 2 op
Työelämän suomi 6 op
Mediasuomi 5 op 

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Other Finnish language courses:

Finnish language courses at Savonia University of Applied Sciences - options on Finnish language courses on different levels, mostly online courses

Etsi suomen kielen kursseja | Finnishcourses

Infopankki - information about Finland and possibilities to study Finnish language.

Finnish language courses offered by YLE -   an interactive website for learning Finnish and Swedish!

Suomea ole hyvä -  finnish language learning material for adult immigrants. It has three levels of difficulty.

Suomi taskussa - learn Finnish with videos.

Finnish language for immigrants.

Open University Studies

University of Eastern Finland -  Aducate, Open University

Karelia University of Applied Sciences - Open UAS

Savonia University of Applied Sciences  - Open Studies of Savonia

XAMK University of Applied Sciences  - Open University of Applied Sciences