Comprehensive education

General education intended for everyone, with a statutory extent of the syllabus of nine years.


Comprehensive education is provided in comprehensive schools. In addition, it can also be provided in folk high schools, general upper secondary schools for adults or other educational institutions. By participating in comprehensive education or acquiring the corresponding knowledge in other ways, the statutory syllabus of the Basic Education Act 628/1998 is completed.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus