Formal education

Formal education refers to participation in education provided by the regular education system with the aim to complete a qualification. Education leading to a qualification according to the regular education system is arranged in the following educational institutions: comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational schools and colleges, polytechnics and universities. Education leading to a vocational qualification can also be arranged in apprenticeship training and in folk high schools and sports institutes.


Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus