Adult education allowances and scholarship for qualified employee support adults in developing their professional ability and updating their competences. Adult education allowance can be granted to employees and entrepreneurs who have at least eight years of employment history. Adult education allowance can only be granted for full-time study.
Scholarship for qualified employee is granted to people who are studying towards a vocational qualification and who have at least five years of employment history by the time they complete the qualification.
Granting of the adult education allowance and the scholarship for qualified employee is based on the Act on Adult Education benefits (in Finnish).
Find out more about adult education allowance and scholarship for qualified employee by following the links below.
We will begin using payroll information in the Incomes Register to determine adult student allowances from the start of 2020 onwards. At the same time, we are updating our online customer service for adult students. Read more.
Full adult education allowance 36 days
Adjusted adult education allowance 15 days
Entrepreneur's adult education allowance 36 days
Preliminary decisions 8 days
Scholarship for qualified employee 32 days
If you are working while studying or you are going on study leave for an uninterrupted period of less than two months, find out more about the adjusted adult education allowance.Read more about adjusted adult education allowance
If you are a full-time entrepreneur and your education will last for at least two months, find out about the entrepreneur’s adult education allowance.Read more about entrepreneur’s adult education allowance
When you have been accepted to study at an educational institution, you can apply for a preliminary decision on whether your studies are covered by the adult education allowance and whether your employment history is sufficient.Read more about the preliminary decision
We will grant a scholarship if you have completed a vocational upper secondary qualification, a further qualification or a specialist qualification and you have at least five years of employment history by the date on which you complete the qualification.Read more about the scholarship