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Applicants and selected candidates

The reports provide information on applicants and selected candidates to vocational and general upper secondary education.

Note! The report is subject to data protection measures. In secure reports, the numbers 1 to 4 concerning persons are shown as ‘1–4’ and numbers over 4 are rounded to the nearest number divisible by three. Any percentages are also calculated with protected numbers.

Application to further education after comprehensive school (basic education)

Applicants, candidates selected and those who accepted a place for upper secondary education and preparatory education in the joint application system

Starting from the joint application in Spring 2022 (to education beginning in Autumn 2022), the joint application to upper secondary education and preparatory education after comprehensive school contains general upper secondary education,  initial vocational qualification, vocational upper secondary qualification as special needs education, preparatory education for programmes leading to an upper secondary qualification (TUVA), preparatory education and training for work and independent living (TELMA), and folk high school programmes intended for students who are required to attend compulsory education. Data for previous years contain data from the joint application systems for vocational and general upper secondary education.

Data for the 'All applicants' indicator has been adjusted so that an individual can appear only once per row. The same individual may be included more than once in different rows.

The 'Applicants completing comprehensive school (basic education)' report only includes data on those applicants who have completed comprehensive school and whose data was transferred to the Studyinfo portal by basic education providers before the beginning of the joint application period, and those applicants who have completed their compulsory education and whose data was not transferred to the portal, but who nevertheless applied through the joint application system. This means that the data does not cover the whole age group of those who completed their compulsory education. The applicant data also includes those who completed their education conditionally or failed their grade, but who applied for further education.

Education provider for the study programme
Field of education
Region of the study programme

Applicants completing comprehensive school (basic education) (by the region of their school education)

Point limits for vocational and general upper secondary education in the joint application

Study programme​

Applicants, admit​​ted students and those who accep​​​ted an offer of admission to preparatory training

The reports provide information on applicants to preparatory training following basic education. Data for the 'All applicants' indicator has been netted so that an individual ca​n appear only once per the Totals row and more than once on all other rows.

The application was arranged for the last time in spring 2021. From 2022 onwards, the preparatory education following basic education is a part of the joint application system to upper secondary education and preparatory education so these reports won't be updated after 2021.

Education provider for the study programme
Region of the study programme
Study pr​ogramme

Aggregate data for applications to the up​​per secondary level in spring

The reports provide aggregate data from the joint application system for vocational education and training and general upper secondary education, applications to the preparatory training following basic education and vocational education and training provided as special needs education (including their supplementary application rounds). From 2022 onwards, these applications were merged into one joint application to upper secondary education and preparatory education so these reports won't be updated after 2021.

Applicants by home region
Overlapping application round

Applicants expressing first preference, selected applicants and ​those who accepted a place in upper secondary level joint application system


Analysis reports

Joint application system ​for VET and general upper secondary education

Applications to the up​​per sec​ondary level (2014-2021)​​

Updating Report

A constantly updating report is always updated with information from the previous day. For example, the number of applicants will be updated in the applicant statistics for the joint application period at the beginning of each application period. At the end of the application period, the final number of applicants may change slightly as the processing of applications progresses. The information on joint application period applicants who have been admitted, accepted an offer of admission and begun their studies will also be updated as student admissions progress in educational institutions.

Applicants, admitted students and those who accepted an offer of admission for post-basic education