Course in Finnish language and culture for immigrants

Suomen kieltä ja kulttuuria (esite englanniksi)

Do you want to learn how to use Finnish in a different situations and to know about the life and culture of Finnish people?

Application time has ended four our courses that start in January 2023.

Next application period 23.3.-27.4.2023 four our courses that start in August 2023.

23.03. - 27.04.2023
Tampere Santalahdentie
Opinnot alkavat
The course is free of charge

The course in Finnish language and culture is intended to develop the student’s ability to communicate and cope in the Finnish language in various different situations. The course provides skills and cultural knowledge necessary in Finnish society in general and in vocational education in particular.

The main emphasis of the course is learning the Finnish language. The course also teaches, besides Finnish language and culture, education and job market knowledge, societal and cultural knowledge, health education, IT skills and mathematics.

This course is right for you, if

  • You want to learn to use Finnish in a variety of situations
  • You want to know about the life and culture of Finnish people
  • You can read and write in the Latin alphabet without issue
  • You’ve gone to school in your homeland
  • You’re able to attend school actively and do your homework

New classes begin in January and August. Both groups have a capacity of 20 students.

  • Group 1. initial language level 0 (5 month course)
  • Group 2. initial language level A1.3 (5 month course)

This is how you apply to the course

You may apply for the course by yourself online.
Apply for the Finnish language and culture course
The link is available only during the application period.


Come attend our Guidance and Application day for Immigrants on 19.4.2023 at 10-13. We help you to choose the right education and help you with making the application.

Place: Tredu Santalahdentie, address Santalahdentie 10, Tampere
(entrance from the Pirkankatu side through the iron gate through the courtyard)

Language assistance available in English, Arabic, Russian, Thai, Somali and Persian languages.

More information about the day: Guidance and Application Day for Immigrants 12.10.2022 – Tredu – Tampereen seudun ammattiopisto

Admission tests

Admission tests will be held at the Tredu Santalahdentie premises on 9.5. and 10.5.2023. The admission test includes a language test, a mathematics test and a formal interview.

If you do not participate in the admission test, your application will be cancelled.

How is the Student Admission done?

Based on the application form, applicants will be invited to the admission test.

Admission Criteria for Course in Finnish Language and Culture:

  • The applicant has the need for the course.
  • The applicant is motivated to study.
  • The applicant has sufficient skills for the course OR the course provider is able to offer support for the studies.
  • The applicant is able to read and write fluently in Latin alphabets.
  • The applicant has gone to school in his/her home country.

In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of available starting places, drawing of lots will be used for student selection. Education provider makes the decisions about the student admission.

Applicants will receive information about the student admission by email or regular mail. Applicants must attend the starting day of the course in order to confirm their starting place. Absences on the starting day must be informed beforehand or the applicant loses his/her starting place.

The chosen applicants must be residents in Tampere.

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More information

TreduNavi hakupalvelu
puhelin 040 170 5649
avoinna ma 9-15, ti 12-15, ke-pe 9-15

Any questions, such as about the course content and available places?
Guidance counsellor
Tarja Kyttälä
puhelin 040 056 2120

Contact us for help filling out your application.
Tredun Osaamiskeskustiimi
puhelin 040 749 2429