For Immigrants

Kuopio, the centre of Eastern Finland, has an active business life, top-level study opportunities and a wide range of services. Kuopio has always served as a meeting place for locals and visitors, people coming in from both near and far. As a university town and a hub of cutting-edge expertise, Kuopio attracts people from all over the world. Kuopio is home to 112 different nationalities who speak more than 80 different languages. There are also roughly 1 000 international students studying in the city. The nature and lakes surrounding the city create an ideal setting for both studying and working as well as leisure activities. All you need for a good life can be found in Kuopio. It is a place that is easy to come to, stay and put down roots.

More information about the latest news and events in Kuopio can be found on the Kuopio International page.

Work and studies in Kuopio 

You can get help with job seeking from Navigator guidance and counselling service that is open to anyone living in Kuopio. The staff will help you with for example identifying your skills, writing a CV and job application or finding job opportunities or an internship. Guidance counselors help you with finding the right studying opportunities for you. 

Contact: or 044 718 1807. For more information Navigaattori website

Studying Finnish 

On general Finns have a good level of English skills but studying Finnish helps with finding a job and settling in Finland. Most jobs require at least a satisfactory level of Finnish skills. There are various courses available for different level students. Up to date information can be found on the course providers’ web pages.

Leisure time

Kuopio offers excellent opportunities for a great variety of leisure activities for the whole family.  Nature is close to the city and it offers all sorts of opportunities for relaxation. Cultural events and services bring inspiration into everyday life. If you need help with finding suitable options for you or your family, please contact or tel.  +358 44 718 3330.

Sports venues in Kuopio