SKK ulkomaisille opiskelijoille

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Support to students outside Finland

The Finnish National Agency for Education supports students of Finnish language and culture at universities outside Finland in many ways to help them improve their Finnish language skills and acquaint themselves with the Finnish society.

Language courses

Summer courses in Finnish language and culture Course for kindred peoples Translation course
Who may apply? a student of Finnish language and culture at a university outside Finland a student of Finnish language and culture studying at a university in a Finno-Ugric region of Russia a student or recent graduate in Finnish language and culture, with an interest in translation
Where? in Finland in Russia: Komi, Mari- El, Mordovia or Udmurtia in Finland
Organiser Finnish National Agency for Education and a Finnish university Finnish National Agency for Education and a university operating in a Finno-Ugric region in Russia Finnish National Agency for Education and FILI
When? every summer every summer every other summer

Traineeships

Students of Finnish language and culture can learn about Finnish society and work through the Suomea Suomessa (Finnish in Finland) training programme. The training takes place at Finnish work places or in Finnish families and lasts up to six months.

A student cannot take part both in a summer course in Finnish language and culture and Suomea Suomessa training during the same year.

Scholarships

MA level students of Finnish language and culture can apply for a scholarship from the Finnish National Agency for Education for advanced studies in a Finnish university. Before applying for a scholarship, the student should contact a Finnish host university to request for a right to study there. The scholarships are available for one academic term.

Alumni

There is an electronic mailing list suomi-alumnit for foreign university graduates who have studied the Finnish language and culture and for students at the final stages of their studies.