Lifelong Adult Education
The adult education policy is designed to provide a wide range of study opportunities for the adult population. Different institutions arrange a great variety of courses and programmes for adults at all levels of formal education.
With the exception of further and specialist vocational qualifications, adult education and training leading to qualifications is provided free of charge. The government also subsidises other forms of education and training intended for adults in order to keep student fees at a reasonable level.
The objective of adult education in Finland is to support lifelong learning among the citizens, to develop society’s coherence and equality, and to enhance the knowledge and skills of the adult population. Efforts have been made to make the provision as flexible as possible in order to enable adults to study alongside work.