Applying for further studies after basic education
Compulsory education ends when your child turns 18 or completes a matriculation or vocational or equivalent examination. All students within the scope of compulsory education are subject to the obligation to apply for upper secondary studies. It means that you, as a guardian, must ensure that your child applies for a place of study in a vocational institution or upper secondary school or other education specified in the Act on Compulsory Education during the 9th grade.
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Service background and legislation
Completion of compulsory basic education Completion of compulsory education at home Enhanced support in basic education Extended compulsory education Finnish or Swedish as a second language in general upper secondary schools General upper secondary education General upper secondary education for adults Guidance counselling in general upper secondary education How to apply for the English-language class in basic education How to apply for the music class starting from the 3rd grade Instruction not bound to grades Joint application procedure for post-basic education Languages offered in general upper secondary education Matriculation examination Religion and worldview studies Religion and worldview studies in general upper secondary education School enrolment Separate examination in basic education Special teaching arrangements Special-needs education in general upper secondary education Starting basic education one year earlier than enacted Starting basic education one year later than enacted Student welfare in general upper secondary education Studying a voluntary foreign language in basic education Support measures for learning in basic education