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.


Little Christmas celebration

December 23, 2022

On Wednesday 23 November the Finnish language courses YKI-training and As A Christian In Finland had a joined little Christmas celebration.

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What to do after Finnish language course?

December 16, 2022

The aim of the Finnish language and integration courses is naturally to be able to continue studies or working life in Finland. Sometimes that might require new studies.

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Autumn YKI-course ends

December 8, 2022

On Friday November 25 we celebrated the graduation and finishing of our three months long YKI-course

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The Finnish parliament

November 24, 2022

On Wednesday 16 November our Finnish language and integration courses visited the Finnish parliament. This visit was the last part of our course part about Finnish society. In this course, besides the language, we learn about Finnish society and how to integrate and participate in it.

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Day to celebrate cultures

November 17, 2022

In our Finnish language and integration courses, As A Christian in Finland and YKI-training, we have people from all continents and all around the world. This day gives us the possibility to learn about our different cultures and brings the Finnish and immigrant students together.

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Path to the Finnish language and culture

September 29, 2022

Finnish language and integration courses “As a Christian in Finland” and “YKI-training” are your path to the Finnish language, culture and society.

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Finnish language and integration courses have started

August 30, 2022

Finnish language and integration courses “As a Christian in Finland” and “YKI-trainig” have started 30 August. There are more than 30 students in these courses combined coming from Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

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Application period to autumn courses is open

August 16, 2022

In the autumn there will start two courses: a year-long integration course “As a Christian in Finland”, which has no requirement of previous knowledge in Finnish and a three-month-long YKI-trainig that prepares for the intermediate National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI-test).

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Learning the Finnish language, culture and history

June 23, 2022

The Finnish language and integration course “As a Christian in Finland” in Finnish Bible Institute in Kauniainen includes also educational trips in Helsinki region. Understanding the Finnish language is important but also history and culture are significant. We visited Finnish National Museum as a part of our course.

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Finnish integration courses include many useful skills besides language

June 1, 2022

The integration courses in Suomen Raamattuopisto include many useful skills besides Finnish language. Even though majority of the education is Finnish language is there still space for other activities such as learning culture, history and fuctioning of society.

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