Education system

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.

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.

Move! – monitoring system for physical functional capacity

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.

Recognition and international comparability of qualifications

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.

Logos and communication instructions for Erasmus+ projects

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.

Contact us

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!

EDUFI Fellowship

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.

Rescue services

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!

OECD indicators: In Finland vocational education and training appeals to people of all ages

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...
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