General upper secondary education is
mainly provided in general upper secondary schools and in combined
comprehensive and general upper secondary schools. General upper
secondary studies can be completed according to the curriculum for young
people or adults, and in most cases a matriculation examination is
completed at the end of the studies. Preparatory training for general
upper secondary education (LUVA) is also available for young and adult
students with an immigrant background and for students whose native
language is other than Finnish, Swedish or Sami languages.
new preparatory education for programs leading to an upper secondary
qualification (TUVA) will be introduced in August 2022. It will combine
voluntary additional basic education, preparatory education for general
upper secondary education and preparatory education and training for
vocational education and training.
Statistics on general upper secondary education contain information
on, among other things, the number of students applying for education,
student numbers and the progress of studies. Topics can be selected on
the left side of the screen.
The statistics are based on data and
registers collected by Statistics Finland and on KOSKI, a National
Registry and Data Transfer Service for Study Rights and Completed
Studies, maintained by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The
statistics of applicants have been produced from the Studyinfo Student
Selection Register maintained by the Finnish National Agency for
Education. The grade information for the matriculation examination is
obtained from the Matriculation Examination Register.
collected by Statistics Finland is available from 2000 onwards. The data
based on the Studyinfo service is available from 2014 onwards and on
the KOSKI service from 2018 onwards. There are also updating reports
based on the KOSKI data. These reports contain monthly updating
information. Reports based on Studyinfo are updated daily.