All course participants must have a home address in Finland. Course invoices will not be sent abroad. Au pairs, etc., are exceptions, but in these cases, the registration is handled by a parent of the host family, whose address and payer details are entered into Kursor, the Ilmonet background system.
You cannot get a visa or residence permit for studying at the Adult Education Centre. The Finnish Immigration Service, Migri, can only grant a visa/residence permit based on studies if those studies lead to a degree and take place at a university or vocational institution. Learn more on Migri’s own website at https://migri.fi/en/study-place
Unfortunately, you cannot use culture/sports vouchers to pay for courses at the Adult Education Centre.
You can cancel your course registration on Ilmonet up to 7 days from the beginning of the course. If you are unable to cancel on Ilmonet, please contact customer service by calling +358 9 310 88610.
Unfortunately, you cannot register that way. You register through customer service using the course management system, which differs for each institution. Of course, you can use our customer service computers in person at the institute to register online. Our staff will assist you if necessary.
You can change courses in the middle of a semester if there is room in the other course. Any changes must be agreed with the instructors and customer service.
When switching courses, the new course does not have to be in the same subject area. It is possible to transfer if there is room in the new course. You do not have to discuss transfer to another course with the instructor, although it is polite to inform them.
If you have difficulties choosing the right course, please contact our staff. The instructors in the subject areas will help you with course selection and all matters related to course content and studies. Find all our contact information here.
Yes. People living outside Helsinki can also participate in the courses.
The course fees are generally determined by the number of lesson hours. The course fees and the criteria for determining them are established annually by the Education Committee. Discounts on course fees are available for unemployed jobseekers, military, and civilian service personnel, and those receiving maternity, paternity or parental allowance or home care allowance, among others. You can find additional information on this page: course fees.
We always recommend registering for the waiting list. If other students cancel, we will offer the openings to those on the waiting list. The waiting lists also tell us about demand, and sometimes new parallel classes are set up based on them. We can also use the waiting lists to plan future course offerings.
For some courses, students have had the opportunity to pre-register for the next semester’s course.
Students should exchange contact information with another student. Instructors do not submit lesson plans to customer service, so the service centres will not have information about specific group lesson plans. In addition, instructors are not available between classes unless they have agreed to appointments with the students.
You can update your contact information by notifying customer service by phone or email. You can report these to any location, regardless of the area in which you are studying. You can change your contact details on the Ilmonet online portal if you have Finnish online banking credentials.
Työväenopisto is easy to reach by public transport. See routes in HSL’s route guide.
Unfortunately Education Centres has no parking spaces for course participants. Street parking in the local area is subject to a parking fee.
There is a taxi rank just down from Opistotalo. The janitor at other Education Centers can help you call a taxi.
You can come to Työväenopisto’s courses and events in a wheelchair. More information for Service map.