The Finnish Education System

The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) is the national agency in charge of the development of education in Finland. It operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. You will find a presentation of the education system in Finland and a wide variety of topics on education on the FNBE’s website.

Read more about Education System Chart (FNBE)

The Higher Education System in Finland

The Finnish education system consists of basic education, general and vocational upper secondary education, higher education and adult education. More information about the higher education at: Education in Finland (Ministry of Education)

Life-long learning in Finland

Adult education policy is designed to provide a wide range of study opportunities for the adult population. Finland offers excellent conditions for lifelong learning. Different institutions arrange a great variety of courses and programmes for adults at all levels of formal education. Read more about the adult education system and its studies and degrees on the website of the Ministry of Education: Adult Education in Finland (Ministry of Education)

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