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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 an entrance exam.

We are starting new groups in the Introductory Phase February 28, 2022. We are testing applicants in January 2022. We will send invitations to the entrance exams in the order of applying. Please note our Finnish language requirements in the The Introductory Phase of Basic Education

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

Autumn term begins August 9 and ends December 19, 2021. Spring term begins on January 10 and ends on May 25, 2022

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 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 entrance exam 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 we may not have entrance exams and suitable candidates will be interviewed on phone if necessary.

Please note our Finnsh language requirements in the The Introductory Phase of Basic Education and in the The Final Phase of Basic Education.

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