The restrictions on early childhood education, teaching and education and training will be extended
The restrictions on early childhood education, teaching and education and training will be extended by one month until 13 May at different levels of education. At the same time, preparations will be made for extending the exceptional arrangements in education until the end of the term, if this is deemed necessary for containing the epidemic.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19
How are schools dealing with the coronavirus outbreak? And what about higher education institutions? Check the frequently asked questions on our webpage on the impact of the coronavirus in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture. There you will also find information on how the outbreak affects recreational and cultural activities, and what happens to discretionary government grants and central government transfers.
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In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Government has adopted policy recommendations for the providers of early childhood education and care, pre-primary education, primary and lower secondary education, general upper secondary education, vocational education and higher education.
The coronavirus and educational institutions
The coronavirus and preparedness for its spread are raising questions in early childhood education, schools, universities and other education institutions. It is important that the providers of education and training, including early childhood education, follow the instructions of the health authorities regularly.
- Frequently asked questions about how to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus
- Government: Recommendations, information and advice on coronavirus
- Information for early childhood education services, schools and educational institutions on the coronavirus (in Finnish and Swedish)
- Instructions by the National Institute for Health and Welfare
The dates of the matriculation examination tests in humanities and sciences will be brought forward by one week due to the coronavirus situation.
Government policy recommendations for providers of early childhood education and care, pre-primary education, primary and lower secondary education, general upper secondary education, vocational education, higher education, liberal education and basic art education in order to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections
PISA surveyYou will find information about the PISA review and about results obtained by Finland in different years.
Finnish Education SystemFinnish education system offers equal opportunities for all. Learners can always proceed to an upper level of education.
BrexitInformation about how the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU will affect students and participants of EU programmes.
Study in FinlandAre you planning to study in Finland? What can you study and how to apply? You can find the answers here.
International Agreements and MemorandumsFinland has cooperation agreements, programmes and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with over 50 countries.
Entrepreneurship educationThe purpose of Entrepreneurship Education Guidelines is to target, develop and direct measures for promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education at different levels of education.
Team Finland KnowledgeThe Team Finland Knowledge network helps achieve a more internationally oriented position in higher education and research.
Ministry of Education and Culture
The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development of education, science, cultural, sport and youth policies. The administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture comprises 13 agencies, including Finnish National Agency for Education, Academy of Finland and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
In international affairs, the Ministry participates in the work of major international organisations and regional councils, implements programmes and initiatives nationally and supports cultural cooperations and expatriate activities.