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Adult education allowances and scholarships for qualified employees 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.
Due to a legislative change that came into effect in August 2020, the application process for employees applying for adult education allowance now differs depending on whether they are applying for the first time or have already received an allowance for their studies before 1 August 2020.
Scholarships for qualified employees are 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.
Adult education allowances and scholarships for qualified employees are granted on the basis of the Act on Adult Education benefits.
Find out more about adult education allowance and scholarships for qualified employees by following the links below.
Full adult education allowance 20 days
Adjusted adult education allowance 5 days
Entrepreneur's adult education allowance 21 days
Preliminary decisions 10 days
Initial application 8 days
Scholarship for qualified employee 12 days
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
Before applying for an adult education allowance, check that you meet the conditions for eligibility and that the allowance can be granted for your intended studies.
If you are applying for adult education allowance for the first time, you must submit an initial application. To apply for the monthly allowance, submit a payment application.Read more about how to apply
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 adult education allowance