The Final Phase of Basic Education 

The Final Phase of Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki is aimed at students

  • who have the study skills required at the Final Phase,
  • whose Finnish language skills are at least on the level A2.1 and
  • who have not completed the equivalent of Finnish primary school education in their home country.

Studying in the Final Phase

The Final Phase studies last for approximately 1-2 years and they entail 46-50 courses (á 28 hours) of studies in the Finnish language, English as A-language, Swedish as B-language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, History, Social studies, Biology, Geography, Health studies, Religion (islam) or life stance education, guidance and optional courses. The Final Phase groups study from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

From the Final Phase one often continues into vocational studies or straight to working life. The aim of our study guidance is to find each student the most suitable path forward.


If you would like to apply to the Final Phase, please fill out an online application or come to the Basic Education office.

Please note that if you are registered with Employment Services (TE-palvelut) you must ask for a permission before you apply!