EXCELLENCE BASED ON EQUALITY,
TRUST AND FLEXIBILITY
As there are only 5.5 million Finns, we can’t afford to leave anyone behind. Finland’s education system offers all its citizens equal opportunities for learning, irrespective of their domicile, gender, socio-economic status or linguistic, religious and cultural background.
Education is free at all levels, from pre-primary to tertiary education. School meals are offered free of charge all the way from pre-primary to upper secondary level and most education is publicly funded. In order to maximise the potential of every individual, learning and welfare are extensively supported and tailored to individual needs.