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Primary/lower secondary school for adults

Persons over the age for mandatory education may be entitled to

  • primary/lower secondary education for adults
  • ordinary upper secondary education
  • upper secondary education organised for adults
  • an assessment of their prior learning

You are over the age for mandatory education if you have completed primary/lower secondary school, usually in the summer of the year you turn 16. Contact the municipality or county authority if you are uncertain whether you are over the age for mandatory education.