For immigrants


Savonia offers guidance for highly educated immigrants. We can help you to recognize your competences and to find suitable educational and career paths. We offer services for you if you have completed secondary education that gives you eligibility to apply for higher education, have studied in higher education, or have already completed a degree in higher education.

Savonia belongs to the SIMHE (Supporting immigrants in higher education in Finland) network.

Services for you

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Guidance and info

IMHE coordinator provides personal and group guidance (in English, Estonian, Russian, German) as well as info sessions for immigrants interested in applying to higher education.

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Finnish courses

Savonia offers online Finnish language courses from beginners to advanced levels (A1-C1). Some courses are focused for certain professions (e.g. Engineering Finnish).

Preparatory courses

Preparatory courses are aimed for immigrants aiming to apply for a Finnish university (of applied sciences). The aim is to develop skills needed in the higher education and entrance examinations. At least B1 level in Finnish in required.

Contact us
We will reply in 2 weeks.

Ms Kaja Rahkema
SIMHE Coordinator
tel. +358 44 785 6330

Ms Kukka-Maaria Raatikainen
Lecturer in Finnish language
Tel. +358 44 785 6633

Get the latest info on future courses and info sessions at our SIMHE-Savonia Pohjois-Savo facebook page

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