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General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education provides students with extensive general knowledge and the readiness for further studies. Studies usually last for three years, and at their completion, students take the Finnish national matriculation examination.

The Finnish general upper secondary is, on average, a three-year education, equipping students with transversal general knowledge to continue either at a University or a University of applied sciences or vocational training. General upper secondary education is based on the general upper secondary education syllabus. During general upper secondary students complete 150 credits in total. Matriculation exam is completed at the end of studies. 

This site introduces general upper secondary education (GUSE) in Finland in the light of the national core curriculum (NCC) of 2019, implemented August 2021.