The Finnish education system consists of early childhood education and care, pre-primary and basic education, general upper secondary and vocational education and training and higher education. The compulsory schooling consists of one-year pre-primary education for 6-year-olds and nine-year basic education for children aged 7-16.
Education and qualifications
Instructions regarding coronavirus for ongoing projects in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes
Current instructions related to the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes have been compiled on this page.
Programmes Erasmus+ European Solidarity Corps
Move! is a national physical functional capacity monitoring and feedback system for Finnish 5th and 8th grade pupils. It produces information that can be combined with the extensive health check-ups performed for the 5th and 8th grade pupils. The main purpose of the system is to encourage pupils to independently take care of their physical functional capacity.
Education and qualifications Basic education Welfare Physical education
Recognition of qualifications refers to a decision on the eligibility that foreign qualifications provide when applying for a job or study place. In Finland, recognition decisions are made by authorities, educational establishments, higher education institutions and employers.
Your work in the Erasmus+ is important and you should also let others know about it. Well-planned and implemented communications speed up launching your project, promote the dissemination of experiences and good practices, improve the visibility and awareness of the project and those carrying it out, help you find new partners, and bring EU programmes closer to citizens.
Programmes Erasmus+ Internationalisation
Erasmus+ for higher education team helps you in all questions related to higher education sector's Erasmus+ management. You can contact us at erasmus [at] oph.fi!
Programmes Higher education Erasmus+ for higher education Internationalisation
Are you looking for a scholarship to help you recruit a foreign student to do doctoral research? The EDUFI Fellowship is intended for providing initial funding to carry out research for a doctoral thesis in Finland.
Development Higher education Research grants Internationalisation Funding
If you are qualified in another EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for a rescue services position, and you are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, you can apply to work as a crew member, sub-officer or fire officer in rescue services in Finland. Read more here!
Vocational education and training is popular in Finland and attracts a wide range of people of different ages to study. By international standards, vocational education and training is also an...
Current issues Early childhood education and care Basic education Vocational education and training Higher education