Studying at Efo

Full-time students attend at least 25 lessons per week, one lesson is 45 minutes. The school year starts in mid-August and ends in late May. In some cases, we can adjust these terms to suit an individual student.

Start of term: 15. August 2024 at 10 A.M.

School year information 2024-2025

We want to offer our students a wide range of possibilities. Apart from a solid learning experience we want to give everyone a chance to grow through interaction with people from other cultures and from all walks of life. Outside of class we want you to experience Finnish culture and traditions as well as taking part in events and festivities that we organize throughout the year. You can rent a room in the school dormitory at a reasonable cost.


Give your future the right start!

Efo is a part of the national organisation Suomen Kansanopistoyhdistys – Finlands Folkhögskolförening ry: (click the logo)
You can study at Efo

• if you have a high-school diploma
• if you want to take a gap-year before moving on to further studies
• if you need to catch your breath
• if you’re unemployed
• if you’re retired or laid-off
• if you have recently moved to Finland and are required to learn the language and become acquainted with Finnish society and culture

NB: To be accepted as a student at Efo you have to have a valid residence permit in Finland.