SIMHE - Education and Guidance Services for Immigrants

SIMHE Services of the University of Turku offers study and career guidance to immigrants on higher education and questions of working life related to it. In addition, SIMHE services include Finnish language courses in small groups and individual training, job search training, and training for language proficiency tests in Finnish. Guidance and courses are provided in personal meetings, in classrooms or via Zoom or Teams.

You are warmly welcome to join our network!

The University of Turku is one of the higher education institutions in Finland that participate in SIMHE (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland). Read more about SIMHE on the website of the Finnish National Agency of Education.

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Services and trainings

Study and career counselling

SIMHE study and career counselling

  • personal guidance via remote connection or at the International House of Turku in Monitori Market Square, Aurakatu 8
  • online meetings: inquiries and appointments by e-mail at simhe@utu.fi
  • face-to-face meetings: at Monitori every other Thursday from 12:30 to 15:30; booking of appointment via Monitori's customer instructors or by e-mail at osaamiskeskus@turku.fi
  • after booking your appointment you will receive instructions by e-mail and, if needed,  a web link for online meeting
SIMHE training for language proficiency tests in Finnish

Trainings for language proficiency tests in Finnish are provided from language level B1. Check up the Finnish version of this page!

SIMHE job search trainings

Job search trainings are provided only in Finnish from language level A2. Check up the Finnish version of this page!

Finnish Language Clinic

Finnish Language Clinic services are provided only in Finnish from language level B1. Check up the Finnish version of this page!