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You can apply to our basic education at any time. The term starts in August or January and we advertise in various places when we have places available. If you wish to apply, but we don’t have any places available, we will take you on our waiting list and if a place becomes available we will invite you to a test.

Application form: https://helao.inschool.fi/browsecourses.

Autumn term begins August 10 and ends December 18, 2020. Spring term begins on January 11 and ends on May 28, 2021.

The Institute of Adult Education is one of the biggest adult education centers in Finland. It maintains a school for basic education.

If you are a customer of the employment agency, you should contact your TE-office’s contact person prior to applying to our school.

You can apply for basic education if you are at least 18 years old and you don’t have basic education in your home country or in Finland. You can start at instruction for the illiterate, at the introductory phase or at the final phase of basic education. The educational structure from which you start, will be define on the basis of the interview and Finnish language test.

Applications are processed in the order of arrival. You will get an invitation to the test by e-mail or by text message. Students are selected based on the test results and interview. We test applicants’ language and Mathematic skills. Due to the COVID-19 situation in 2020 we may not have entrance exams and suitable candidates will be interviewed on phone if necessary.

All the tested applicants will receive a decision on application by mail.

If you are interested in single Basic education courses or subjects e.g Finnish or English, we will have new courses coming in 2021!