General upper secondary education for adults
- Public service
Vantaa general upper secondary school for adults and Sotunki distance general upper secondary school offer diverse general upper secondary education for adults.
In these institutes, students can complete the syllabus of general upper secondary education for adults and take the matriculation examination, also if they already have a vocational qualification. Students can also take individual courses/study units or improve their previous grades. General upper secondary school studies can also be complemented with new subjects or more extensive syllabus.
Students can enrol in Vantaa general upper secondary school for adults and Sotunki distance general upper secondary school by filling in the online registration form on the educational institute’s website. The upper secondary school for adults only offers it services in Finnish.
To whom and on what terms
The service is free of charge.
The instruction is free. The students pay for their books.
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.