How to get to Alkio College

As you approach Alkio College by driving the highway number 9, follow the black road signs for Alkio-opisto.

There is a 15-minute walk from Korpilahti bus station to the college.

Contact us

Tähtiniementie 26

Telephone: 050 409 3004
e-mail adress: toimisto(at)


Enjoy our accommodation and catering services in a beautiful setting on the Finnish countryside, on the shores of Lake Päijänne, only a short distance from the city of Jyväskylä!


We have single and twin rooms which all have individual bathroom, including WC and shower. Communal and fully equipped kitchen is located in every hallway. There is also a washing machine available in every floor.

We also offer single and double flats which accommodate from 2 to 6 people. Flats have their own kitchens and there free laundry machine is for the visitors to use.

Welcome to stay in Alkio-opisto - beside lake Päijänne.

Restaurant Santeri

Restaurant Santeri offers high-quality catering services for both small-scale and larger family occasions, meetings, conferences etc. For further information, please contact us.

Lakeside sauna

Get together at our lakeside sauna! The building has two large saunas, a small kitchen and a cozy common room with a fireplace, and there is a television and video set available for use. Host a relaxing evening for friends or an inspiring think tank with a refreshing dip into Lake Päijänne!

Other facilities

Free WiFi in all areas of the college

Wide range of studies

Studies at Alkio College are mainly offered in Finnish.

Detailed information about studies at Alkio College can be found on the Finnish website.

Alkio College is a folk high school located in the Jyväskylä area, on Lake Päijänne. We offer students Open University studies and Open University of Applied Sciences Studies in several fields of science, in about 30 different subjects.

The following fields can be studied at Alkio College:
•    Education and psychology
•    History and languages
•    Health education and natural sciences
•    Society and economy

Studies for immigrants

If you are an immigrant living in Finland: at Alkio you study with other students in the study program you have chosen and get training and instruction for your college studies. Additionally, you complete studies in academic Finnish, especially in academic writing. You may choose other studies from the wide range that Alkio College offers. As an immigrant student, you can also apply for a study voucher to finance your studies.

More information for immigrants in Finnish.

Welcome to Alkio College

Alkio College is located in Korpilahti, Jyväskylä, right beside the beautiful Lake Päijänne. The college was founded in 1947. Annually
more than 300 students from all over Finland study on campus. The university-level study programmes include education, psychology, history, languages, health education, natural sciences, social sciences and economy. There are also study programmes for immigrants. Shorter courses are also available, for example, summer high school courses in natural sciences and languages.

Alkio College is located in a naturally beautiful environment. Students and visitors can enjoy the peaceful silence of the Finnish
countryside, nature walks in forests and various activities on Lake Päijänne. There are several UNESCO world heritage sites nearby.

Alkio College offers catering and conference services as well as accommodation.


Alkio-opiston ilmakuva