In Finland there is a wide range of Finnish language courses for anyone wishing to study or live in Finland, or for those who seek the Finnish language skills to facilitate their everyday life in Finland.
If you are interested in intensive and short term courses of Finnish, a good choice are the courses organized by the Summer Universities which are operated by the most major Finnish universities. For example the University of Helsinki usually organizes Finnish language courses at various levels during the summer and also throughout the year.
Most Finnish universities and vocational schools also have specific Finnish courses for foreign students attending to their establishment. The information in these courses is provided by the university in question.
As for Erasmus students, the Erasmus exchange organization facilitates Finnish courses to their students before the study year begins. These courses are known by the name of EILC (Erasmus intensive language courses).
The cultural exchange organization CIMO supports as well the study of the Finnish language both by organizing their own summer courses as with their internship opportunities in the program “Finnish in Finland” as well as with their specific scholarships for students and researchers who want to learn Finnish.
To study Finnish at a more advanced level, the country’s universities offer studies in Finnish Philology and Culture for anyone who wants further study of that language.
Besides the above, it is possible to study Finnish in Finland in some private establishments such as Opintoluotsi, Summer Institutes (Kesälukio), the Finnish Society (Suom-Seura), the Popular Schools (Kansanopisto) and Citizens Schools (Kansalaisopisto .)