Do I have a private room at Lärkkulla?

If you get a confirmation letter from Lärkkulla stating that you have a room in our dormitory, then you will get a private room with your own toilet and shower. You don't have to bring any furniture, the room is furnished with a bed, a closet, and a desk and chair.

How far is Lärkkulla from the centre of Karjaa?

About 2,5 km. By foot 20-25 minutes.

What can I do after classes at Lärkkulla or in the city of Raseborg?

Facilities provided by Lärkkulla include a tennis court, table tennis, volleyball, a library and a gym. Nearby there are nature paths and a park by the river. In the city of Raseborg you can go to the swimming pool, downhill skiing, skating, the cinema, cafés and to cultural sites such as Fiskars village and the Raseborg Castle ruins.

What is the national language exam (YKI-test)?

The national language exam is arranged 2-4 times per year in many languages. It tests your skills in written and spoken language. The certificate from this language exam is an important document if you wish to apply for Finnish citizenship, to universities in Finland, or to prove your language skills at a job interview. The language exam costs between 100-150 €.

Does studying at Lärkkulla guarantee that I will pass the national language exam (YKI-test)?

If you take part in classes, do your assignments during the study year and are active in classroom activities, you will have a very good chance of passing the language exams. The courses prepare you thoroughly and many of our students from previous years have passed the exams with excellent results.

Is my Lärkkulla certificate useful when I apply to other schools?

Yes, you automatically get 6 credits wherever you continue your studies after Lärkkulla.