Integrating in Swedish

On these pages you will find articles about integration in Swedish in the Capital Region.
Choose the area that interests you, and click on the articles to read more

Early childhood education

After the parental leave, when the child is 9 or 10 months, they have a subjective right to early childhood education and care. The parents decide if their child participates or not.

Financial assistance during parental leave

154 days into your pregnancy, you can get a certificate of pregnancy from the maternity clinic. With it you can claim maternity grant and maternity allowance from Kela.

Health care and social services

One has the right to receive health care and social services in either Finnish or Swedish in the Capital Region.

Higher level education

Finland has two types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences.

In Swedish in Finland–Финляндия по-шведски–På svenska i Finland

This book is for you who are curious about the Swedish language and culture within the Finnish society.

Maternity and child health guidance

The maternity clinics aim to provide comprehensive support to the whole family in order to give every child, regardless of their background, a healthy start in life.

Swedish speaking employers

When you are looking for a job in Finland the language spoken at the work place is of importance.

The Capital Region

Here is a compilation of websites that the municipalities, and others, put together to present themselves to newcomers.

The language levels

If you aren't sure of at what language level your Swedish is right now then here is an explanation of the levels and an online self test.

Youth Centers

Youth centers are places that are open in the afternoon or evenings. One can hang or do things like play instruments or games.

Activities for infants and toddlers

There are family cafés around the Capital Region where your baby and you can find activities and company.

Checklist

InfoFinland has put together a checklist regarding issues to think about before and after moving to Finland. It is worth looking through.