Finnish For Foreigners - Suomea muunkielisille

The Language and Communication unit organizes Finnish courses from survival course level to advanced level. Courses are intended for international students, both degree students and exchange students of the Oulu University.

Staff members of the University can apply for the Finnish courses in Staff training portal. The courses are free of charge for the registered students. Course descriptions and registration information for the courses are in WebOodi or in Tuudo. 

Please find further information by clicking the Courses listed in the tab above. Note that not every course is available in every semester.

Students are accepted into the courses and groups in the order of registration. Preference is given to those whose degree requires Finnish Language studies and/or whose home university requires participation in language courses of the country of exchange.

Exact information about schedules and rooms of the courses  will be updated in August.  Registration for the autumn courses starts at the beginning of August and for the spring courses at the beginning of December.

Further information available also

- at the Orientation for new international students in September and January
- by emailing Anne Koskela (anne.koskela(at)




903041Y Finnish-German tandem
904024Y Finnish-French tandem