Kianta-Opisto briefly in English
Kianta-Opisto is a Civic Centre run by the municipality of Suomussalmi. We provide hobby and study opportunities for people of all ages. We provide non-formal education and organize a variety courses mainly for the adult population in the area. We provide opportunities for free, creative and flexible life-long learning.
Anyone can attend the courses irrespective of their profession or educational background. We order courses for Children too.
The curriculum is planned on a yearly basis to meet the needs of the present day and to promote equal opportunities for everyone.
We offer a wide range of courses: Open University studies, foreign languages, music, theater, art, photography, painting, handicrafts, computer skills, physical education, dance, health care etc. We run evening courses, day-time courses and weekend courses.
The studies year is divided into two terms, autumn term and spring term. The term dates can be found under each course in the course programmer. Most courses last the whole term that is 12 weeks The autumn term starts at the beginning of September and the spring term starts in January..
There will be no classes during term breaks. Autumn break is on week 42 and spring break on week 10.
Registration for spring 2020 courses by the November 30th at the latest. The registration courses form will be found Internet link Kianta-Opisto: Or copy address here for the browser https://opistopalvelut.fi/kiantaopisto/index.php
You can enroll on the Internet at the address:
(the internet service is open 24/7) or by phone at the following numbers: 044 777 3157, 044 777 3212 (Monday-Friday 9-15).
When you enroll on a course, the following information is needed:
- course number (e.g. 400011 Suomea ulkomaalaisille / Finnish for foreigners)
- your name, address and date of birth
- Finnish social security number (if you don’t have a Finnish ID number, you need to enroll by phone or at the office)
- telephone number and e-mail address.
After the course has started, an invoice will be sent to your home address. The invoice has to be paid by the due date. You have a possibility to pay course during the on the online registration. We don`t accept any discounts for the persons. Signing up for a course is binding. This means that you are obliged to pay the course fee by the due date said in the bill.
- Cancellation 7 days before the course starts: it´s free, after that full payment at your charge.
- Cancellation 1–6 days before the course starts: fee 20 €.
- if you cancel your enrolment after the course has started, you will have to pay the full course fee.
Kianta-Opisto – Civic Centre
Kauppakatu 20, 89600 Suomussalmi
Tel: 044 777 3157(office), 044 777 3212 +358 447753148/principal,.
Open hours: Monday–Friday 9.00–15.00.