Do you want to learn Finnish quickly and efficiently? If you’re at least 18 years old, literate, and familiar with the Latin alphabet, come to Haapavesi folk high school for our

Intensive Finnish Language Course!


The course lasts for 8 weeks. From Monday to Friday, there are five lessons per day, plus independent study. While primarily focused on Finnish language, we also integrate topics related to culture and working life of Finland.

In addition to studying, you can get three meals a day and stay in the folk high school in rooms for 1-2 people.

Intensive 1

January 22nd – March 22nd, 2024

Starting Level: 0

Goal: A1

Intensive 2

April 4th – May 31st, 2024

Starting Level: A1.3 or equivalent knowledge

Goal: A2


Haapavesi is a folk high school situated in Haapavesi, Northern Ostrobothnia. This small town is beautiful and peaceful, with nature close by and excellent opportunities for skiing and other outdoor activities. Address: Vanhatie 45, 86600 HAAPAVESI

Tuition and Accommodation

Tuition: €60 / week (study voucher subsidy may reduce the price)

Lunch: €25 / week Served at the dining hall, Wiivinsali

Meals: €50 / week (Lunch Mon-Fri, breakfast Tue-Fri, dinner Mon-Thu)

Accommodation: €50 / week at the dormitory

Residents must adhere to specific dormitory rules, follow a guide and a housing agreement.

Apply for the courses


If you have any questions and you are a TE Office client and/or have an integration plan, do not hesitate to contact Anne Pentinlehto by phone number 040 868 2741.

Welcome to Haapavesi folk high school!