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UW Study Abroad Program Manager: shannonq
Program Information:
Location Finland
Academic Term Summer Quarter
Credits 5 UW credits per quarter
Eligibility See "Academics"
Language Instruction in Finnish
Program Manager Mike Renes |
Application Deadline March 1st
General Develop your Finnish language skills and explore the Finnish culture while you take intensive courses at one of the many universities in Finland.
The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) has partnered with universities from across Finland in order to offer this intensive Finnish language program. The program is intended primarily for students of Finnish language and culture at universities outside of Finland.


Finland is a European nation that borders Sweden, Norway, and Russia, and is home to approximately 5.5 million people. The country attracts tens of thousands of people every year, as it is one of the top countries in the world for seeing Northern Lights. In addition, the city is also well-known for many renowned tourist destinations, including the Åland Archipelago, the Helsinki Churches, the Suomenlinna Fortress, and many more.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this program must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, they must have some level of Finnish language skills, as Finnish is the only language spoken during courses.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 5 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here


The goal of these intensive summer courses is to help students develop their Finnish language and cultural skills in an authentic Finnish setting. Courses help students improve their language skills through various exercises in reading, writing, listening, and - above all - speaking. As part of these courses, students are expected to complete several homeworks, including a final assignment. At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate that indicates that they have successfully completed the requirements for this program.

Students can learn more about the program right here: CIMO Finnish Language and Culture Program

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



Accommodations will be handled by the EDUFI and may vary depending on their site of study. As such, students do not need to search for private accommodations.



The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

Tuition, study materials, and accommodations for this program will be covered by EDUFI. In addition, students may also applied for travel grants to cover some of the airfare costs associated with this program. 

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

The study abroad application includes several short answer questions and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.