Language courses

Language courses

The Language Centre offers a wide variety of courses in different languages as well as an opportunity to study languages independently by using the self-study materials and equipment of the learning centre.

Finnish Language Courses

The University Language Centre arranges beginners' level, intermediate, and advanced Finnish courses for international students and staff members.

  • Survival Finnish is especially designed for students who stay in Finland for only one term and do not plan to continue their Finnish studies any further.
  • If you plan to learn more Finnish you can take our basic courses Finnish 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (each 70 contact hours).
  • Also complementary courses in conversation, grammar and writing are offered.


Registration to these Finnish language courses takes place after your arrival in Jyväskylä. If you are interested in studying some Finnish in August prior to focusing on your major studies, you can apply for an Intensive summer course in Finnish.