The Folk High School for the Deaf is a sign language using school. We have deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different countries studying in our international school. Our teachers are professionals with comprehensive experience in the field of sign language.
The study programmes we offer provide deaf signers, hard of hearing and hearing students many options to chose from. One of our main goals is to support deaf signing student’s strong identities as sign language users. For hard of hearing students we enable barrier-free studies. We also strive to promote hearing peoples’ sign language skills and increase knowledge of sign language users. At our school it is also possible to complete courses of Humak Open University of Applied Sciences and the Open University of Jyväskylä.
The Folk High School for the Deaf was founded in 1987 and is owned by the Finnish Association of the Deaf.
Welcome to study in a unique learning environment!