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Basic Education at the Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki

The Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki offers basic education for 18 year-old or older adult immigrants. The aim of the basic education is to prepare students for further studies or enhance possibilities to find work. We follow the curriculum of the Finnish National Board of Education in our basic education.

Illiterate adult, apply for Basic Education and learn how to read and write!

How to apply

You can apply to basic education all year round. The education terms start in August or January. If you apply outside the application period, you will be placed on a waiting list. In case a place becomes available, we will invite you to a test. There will be advertising in various places when the application period opens.

Students are selected based on test results and interview. We test applicants’ language and mathematic skills. Each applicant receives an invitation for the test by e-mail or mail or as a text message.

We also accept students who wish to study subject studies (for example maths, Finnish, English). If you wish to study singular subject studies, please contact our office.

Fill out the online application form or print an application form and send it scanned by email to peruskoulu@helao.fi or post it to Arkadiankatu 28, 00100 Helsinki.

Terms

Note! All groups are full at the moment and we don’t accept new students. We’ll inform about the Autumn term and test dates later in Spring.

Terms

  • Spring: 7 Jan – 31 May 2019
  • Autumn: 12 Aug – 20 Dec 2019

Contact Details

Basic Education at the Institute of Adult Education
Arkadiankatu 28, 00100 Helsinki
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Tel +358 50 300 1817

Office
The office is located on the third floor (buzzer at the front door)
Caretaker, tel: 050 325 1113
Office hours: Mon-Thu 13.00-14.30

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Katri Seppälä
Katri Seppälä
School Secretary +359 50 300 1817
Jyrki Sipilä
Jyrki Sipilä
Director +358 9 41 500 331
Hanna Nummenranta
Hanna Nummenranta
Planner
Anne Leinonen
Anne Leinonen
Pedagogical Vice Director +358 9 41 500 326
Pertti Pyhtilä
Pertti Pyhtilä
Guidance Counselor +358 50 5587987

Office

Email: peruskoulu@helao.fi

Tel +359 50 300 1817

Arkadiankatu 28, 00100 Helsinki

Office open:

Mon-Thu 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Caretaker: 050 325 1113

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