Finnish Courses for Immigrants in Helsinki area

Study opportunities and education for immigrants

As a Christian in Finland

Learn Finnish language, culture and the Bible in a friendly atmosphere. You will be encouraged to speak Finnish and we promise that you will find your new identity in your new home-country.

Students in a classroom

Intensive Finnish Course

In our intensive summer courses you will study the Finnish language in everyday situations. You will do a lot of conversation exercises and learn vocabulary and grammar. You can also repeat what you already know. There are no pre-entry level requirements for the courses.

Finnish Intensive Language course students


In the Finnish Certificate of National Language Proficiency (YKI) training course you study Finnish Intensively and diversely for three months. You learn the language by listening. You do lots of grammar exercises. You discuss matters of interest in Finnish. You learn to write Finnish. Different text will no longer scare you. By completing the course you will cope better with the YKI test and you can apply for Finnish citizenship.

YKI students in a classroom

Path to Work

The Path to Work course is an another opportunity for an unemployed immigrant whose integration period is finished. The education is for unemployed part-time students which do not prevent them from receiving full-time work or doing TE services business.

Path to Work students
Suomen Raamattuopisto rakennus

Finnish Bible Institute

The Finnish Bible institute is an independent Christian organization committed to the Bible and Lutheran recognition. Our purpose is to proclaim the gospel, teach the Bible, provide people with a spiritual home, and to support missionary work. We are located in Kauniainen, in the heart of the Helsinki metropolitan area. The Finnish Bible Institute offers many short courses and events, longer training courses mainly for young people and language and culture courses for immigrants

How to learn Finnish? Here's what our students say.

Our Finnish language course students are having a lection about library services.

Finnish language and integration courses visit library – Get yourself a library card!

October 8, 2023

The course visited the library in Kauniainen. We had a lot of new information and there was a possibility to get a library card for those, who didi not yet have one.

Read More
Björn Werling

How to start a business or enterprise in Finland?

June 26, 2023

The aim of our immigrant courses is that everyone has a place to continue after the course, whether it is a further studying Finnish, going for a job or for a school for a degree. One good alternative is also to start your own business.

Read More
students gathered around teacher and mannequin.

First aid is part of integration education

June 19, 2023

Some basic skills in first aid, such as resuscitation, dialing to emergency number and taking care of the fainted, the unconcious or the massive acute bleeding included to the course.

Read More
Finnish Intensive Language course students

Finnish language intensive courses in the summer

June 5, 2023

In the Finnish Bible Institute (address Helsingintie 10, Kauniainen) there are two week-long Finnish intensive courses in June.

Read More
Students dancing and playing

Spring celebration

June 2, 2023

Spring celebrations end the academic year and the semester in the Finnish Bible Institute

Read More
arrival in Suomenlinna

Visit to beautiful Suomenlinna fortress

May 30, 2023

The last course week of our Finnish language and integration course started with fun visit from Kauniainen by train and ferry to the island of Suomenlinna, a 18th and 19th century sea fortress south from the center of Helsinki.

Read More
Finnish Course Teachers And Students In Glims

History and culture of Finland

May 24, 2023

On Wednesday 18th of May we made a small trip from Kauniainen to Espoo by car. Only a few kilometers away is located the 19th century house and farm museum, Glims.

Read More
Finnish National Museum Students And Painting

 Visit to the Finnish National Museum

May 4, 2023

We made a small field trip from Kauniainen to Helsinki by train and visited Finnish National Museum. Finnish history is a part of the Finnish language and integration course and it gives a good perspective to the counrty and its culture.

Read More
Seppälä Luokassa 1.9.2022

Intensive Finnish language courses on June

April 24, 2023

If you are looking for intensive Finnish language courses or courses on June, there are organized two week-long courses in June in the Finnish Bible Institute (Suomen Raamattuopisto) in Kauniainen.

Read More
Path To The Finnish Language And Culture Fb

The application period for the autumn Finnish language and integration courses has started

April 13, 2023

In autumn there are available “As a Christian in Finland”, a year-long course that does not require previous knowledge in Finnish language.

Read More