Finnish National Agency for Education

Finnish National Agency for Education is a national development agency. Finnish National Agency for Education is responsible for the development of early childhood education and care, pre-primary, basic, general upper secondary, vocational upper secondary and adult education. Finnish National Agency for Education is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture and its tasks and organisation are set in the legislation.

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At you can find upper secondary and vocational school studies and higher education offered in English and apply for the studies online.


  • 3.1.2017

    Greeting the new year with a new logo

    Director General for Finnish National Agency for Education Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen shares his thoughts about the launch of the new organisation, new visual image and new challenges as we enter the new year.

  • 30.12.2016

    Finnish National Agency for Education begins its operations at the beginning of 2017

    A new agency aimed at developing Finnish education, learning and competence will be launched at the beginning of 2017 as Finnish National Board of Education and CIMO Centre for International Mobility merge to form Finnish National Agency for Education. The new organisation will continue to provide expert services in the same fields as its predecessors: developing education and life-long learning as well as promoting international mobility and cooperation.

  • 21.12.2016

    Finnish kids have more lessons in science but less in reading in OECD comparison

    The PISA 2015 assessment focused on science. Finland did well in the international comparison, although the scores decreased compared to the previous PISA.

  • 13.12.2016

    Pilot projects on vocational education export to be launched

    Pilot projects experimenting with the export of vocational education and training (VET) will be launched in the beginning of 2017. The National Board of Education has granted 11 education providers permission to carry out the pilots.

  • 14.11.2016

    Subject teaching in Finnish schools is not being abolished

    The news that Finland is abolishing teaching separate subjects has recently been an issue in the international press. Subject teaching is not being abolished although the new core curriculum for basic education brought some changes in August 2016.