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Finnish language and culture studies in foreign universities


The Finnish National Agency for Education is tasked with promoting the teaching of Finnish language and culture in universities outside Finland. We offer support to universities, teachers, students and postgraduates alike.

On this page you will find links to several pages providing information on support available for both individuals and organisations. We offer support for universities providing teaching in Finnish language and culture as well as for teachers and students wishing to teach or study Finnish language and culture abroad. We also organise summer courses on Finnish language and culture in Finland for students from foreign universities.

Support for students of Finnish language and culture in foreign universities

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Summer courses of Finnish language and culture in Finland

Each year, we organise summer courses in Finnish language and culture, meant for students in foreign universities, in Finland.

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Summer courses in Finnish language and culture 2019

In the summer of 2019, we offer 5 courses of different levels on Finnish language and culture, and one course in Finnish translation. The application period for this year's courses has ended.

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Translation course in Finland

Interested in translating fiction literature? The course is meant for students of Finnish near the end of their studies but it also suitable for the recently graduated.

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Finnish in Finland training programme

Test your language skills in the working life! Students of the Finnish language in foreign universities can apply for a Finnish in Finland traineeship in Finnish workplaces.

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Scholarships to Master's level students of Finnish from universities outside Fi…

Are you a Master's student in Finnish? You can apply for a scholarship to study in a Finnish university. The maximum scholarship period is 6 months.

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Course for kindred peoples in Russia

The kindred peoples course is meant for students of Finnish in the Finno-Ugric regions of Russia and is organised in turns in Komi, Mari El, Mordovia, and Udmurtia.

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Master's level scholarships for kindred peoples

The Master's level scholarship programme is meant for university students of Finnish language and culture in the Finno-Ugric regions of Russia.

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Accessibility grants in the programme for Finnish language and culture

A disability, disease or learning disorder won't stop you from taking part in EDUFI's programmes. You can apply for an accessibility grant to help you participate.

Universities you can study Finnish in

We have compiled alphabetically arranged lists of universities where you can study Finnish language and culture. We offer the full contact details of both Finnish and non-Finnish universities.
Universities outside Finland in which you can study Finnish language and culture
Our network of universities that offer teaching of the Finnish language now includes over 80 universities in nearly 30 countries.
Finnish universities in which you can study Finnish language and culture
Listed are Finnish universities where you can study Finnish and subjects related to Finnish culture.

Mailing lists and social media

We spread information on current issues related to Finnish language and culture studies through email lists. We have a dedicated list for the students, teachers and alumni of Finnish in foreign universities - see the instructions and join in! We also encourage you to follow us on social media!

Advisory Group for Finnish Studies at Universities Abroad


The Advisory Group for Finnish Studies at Universities Abroad supports our work in promoting the teaching of Finnish language and culture

Advisory Group for Finnish Studies at Universities Abroad