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Page updated 17.2.2021

Finnish Language and Guidance Services

Turku UAS wants to provide an equal study environment and the opportunity for active participation in the higher education community also for students with a foreign background. For students with a foreign background, we provide services which support the progress to higher education studies, the development of Finnish language skills during the studies and seamless studies in the Finnish higher education community. 


On this page, we have compiled the language and guidance services provided by Turku UAS for immigrants and foreign students.

Language and guidance services

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Preparatory education for higher education studies

The preparatory education is aimed at immigrants, whose goal is to study at a higher education institution in Finland. The applicant shall be eligible to apply and possess at least skill level B1 in the Finnish language.

Degree students at universities of applied sciences and Open Studies students can also participate in the Finnish language studies included in the education. Enrolment for the Finnish language studies takes place at CampusOnline .

Course supply: Finnish as a second language

At Turku UAS, you can study Finnish as a second language at different language skill levels (A1–C1). Read more about the language skill levels in Finnish or English .

Finnish as a Second Language, or S2 studies, are offered to all students of Turku UAS regardless of the field of study and whether you are completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, path studies or a diploma of higher education. 

MOI guidance and counselling services

Is studying in the Finnish language difficult? Are there things you don’t understand or can’t find information about? Do you feel that your status is equal to that of the other students?

The MOI guidance and counselling services provide help for the abovementioned situations and you can ask almost anything!

Networks and support available!

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Would you like to hear the experiences of those with a foreign background on studies and working life in Finland?

Turku UAS organizes theme-specific expert talks, where higher education students with a foreign background, alumni graduated from Turku UAS and other actors in working life recount their experiences of the study and working life in Finland.

Join us for networking and hearing good tips and success stories! We will inform about the expert talks on this website and in Turku UAS’ other channels of communication.
 

Would you like to have a mentor with a Finnish or foreign background?

A mentor is someone who can support your progress in your studies or towards working life. You can meet the mentor regularly either face to face or online. With the mentor, you can discuss higher education studies or working life in Finland, your experiences, goals and plans.

The mentors are higher education students who have progressed further in their studies and alumni who have graduated from Turku UAS. The selection of the mentor depends on the stage of your studies.


 

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Contact us

Contact us and ask more! We will be glad to help!

moi@turkuamk.fi

MOI on-call duty on Teams:  MOI is on call on Fridays at 9–10 at the same Teams address. The on-call duty will start on 15 January 2021. The Teams link is available in Messi, on the MOI page (Studying at TUAS, Finnish Language Services for Foreign Students).