Education system in Finland

Education system in Finland

The Finnish education system is  grouped into levels of education.  There are no “dead ends”. Learners  can always continue their studies at a  higher level of education.

Education is one of the cornerstones  of the Finnish welfare state. We pride  ourselves on an education system that  offers equal learning opportunities  for all. Education, from pre-primary to  third-level, is free in Finland. The new  core curricula for pre-primary and  grade-school education adopted in  2016 focus on learning, not directing  learners. Finnish teachers are highly  educated and strongly committed to  their work.

•A high-quality grade-school  education is free and available to all. •Finland is one of the top-rated  OECD countries when it comes to  education.

•Finns can expect to go through  close to 19.8 years of education  between the ages of 5 and 39,  above the OECD average of 17  years and one of the highest levels  in the OECD.

•Finland is a top-performing OECD  country in reading literacy, maths  and sciences with the average  student scoring 523, above the OECD average of 486.

•Highly respected teachers

•The trust that teachers enjoy in  Finnish society is deserved and reflects the very high quality of  their training.