Studying on The Intensive Course

Our Intensive Winter Course in Finnish Language and Culture is organized in Jyväskylä. The aim of the course is to give students a comprehensive experience in language learning in the middle of the Finnish winter.

The Intensive Course includes 40 teaching hours (á 45 min) of Finnish language studies. Additionally the course includes approximately 15 hours of voluntary free time programme activities planned to support language learning in a natural everyday environment. Some of the activities are included in the course fee.

The teacher of the course is professionally qualified, and they provide you with high quality teaching. Aside from the teachers our course staff includes free time instructors and study group tutors, as well as organizational staff at the Summer University of Jyväskylä.
At the end of the course all participants receive an official certificate from the course.

Teaching takes place during weekdays (Mon-Fri) at 9.00–14.00 (5 x 45 min.). Together with additional guided learning activities these make up a total of 50 teaching hours (á 45 min). The teaching language on the course is Finnish. Please notice that English is used as a supporting language for teaching. Therefore a sufficient level of understanding basic English is required for joining the course.

The teaching is organized in a suitable language level group. Therefore we require that you to apply for the course and after the application periode we will accept you for the course, if we get enough applications for the language level group suitable for you.

Our free time programme is built to support traditional classroom studies. It is scheduled so that everybody can join in should they wish to. Additional course programme includes free time programme and study group meetings. More information about the additional programme can be found on these web pages as soon as we get it ready.

The Finnish Intensive Summer Course is aimed at everyone over the age of 17 from all around the world, who are interested in Finnish language and culture. On the previous courses the ages of our students have ranged from 17 to 70 years old.

The course venue is located at the campus of the University of Jyväskylä.


425 €

(Super Early bird: 350 € / person (Until the end of September 2022)

Early bird (after Sep 30th): 375 € / person (until the end of November 2022)

Price includes teaching and study materials, as well as a part of free time programme.
N.B.! Price does not include accomodation!