Finland’s Educational System



Finland’s children all attend public school until age 16, at which time they are tracked into a college or vocational route (or they leave school to work).  Currently, 47% of graduates from the comprehensive school are attending the upper secondary vocational schools.  Each of the vocational programs requires students to complete 6 months of on-the-job training as well as the course work.  About 75% of the program is vocational and 25% academic.  After completing either upper secondary school, students may take the matriculation exam and go on to university or polytechnic college if they wish.

(Source:  Center on International Education Benchmarking: 2012. Washington D.C.)

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