Recognition of a qualification completed abroad can now be applied for online

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...

Building resilience – in support of democracy education

Finnish people’s views tend to be increasingly polarised. The media bombards children and young people with information on controversial issues on a daily basis. In social media, issues are often...

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.

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.

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...

Recognition of a qualification completed abroad can now be applied for online

The Finnish National Agency for Education's decision on the recognition of a qualification completed abroad can now be applied for electronically by using the online application form on the Studyinfo webservice. The new application form was introduced on 7 September 2020.

Regulated professions in Finland

Information about the processing of personal data

1. Data controller The Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) P.O. Box 380, 00531 Helsinki, Finland. kirjaamo(at), opetushallitus(at), +358 29 533 1000 (switchboard) Head...

Finnish schools coped well with the transition to distance education, but students hope for more interaction

As Finland switched to distance education in March 2020, Finnish National Agency for Education launched a study to find out how schools and institutions in primary and secondary education cope with being forced into distance education by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study collates and summarises a number of Finnish studies and reports with the aim of facilitating further reforms and development of education in the future. Both international comparisons and national studies indicate that the transition to and delivery of distance education in Finnish schools and educational institutions were successful considering the circumstances. This is attributed to the high professional skills of teachers and society's investments in education and digitalisation.
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