General upper secondary education for adults

At Kimpinen Upper Secondary School for Adults, it is possible to study general upper secondary education as a subject student in groups of general upper secondary education for young people. The subject studies are subject to a charge.


You can start your studies at the beginning of the school year or during the school year when the period changes. To register, contact the principal of Kimpinen Upper Secondary School directly.

Payment information

The service is free of charge.

The course fee for subject students in general upper secondary schools is €150.

The instruction is free. The students pay for their books.

Service background and legislation

Adults who wish to complete the entire general upper secondary school syllabus or individual subjects can participate in general upper secondary education for adults. You can study in a general upper secondary school for adults and work at the same time.

You can also finish your general upper secondary studies or improve your grades. The knowledge and skills that you have already acquired will be considered if they are in accordance with the contents of the syllabus.

The general upper secondary education syllabus consists of 88 credits. Taking the matriculation examination makes you eligible to study in a higher education institution (universities and universities of applied sciences).

An organisation that provides general upper secondary education requires a permit issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture. General upper secondary education for adults is provided by municipalities, joint municipal authorities and some other education providers, such as community colleges.