Different ways to study
Is it difficult to find the right course for you? We have compiled information on different ways to study in the Job Market Finland.
You can complete an entirely new degree or part of a degree or obtain additional competences. With labour market training, you can study a new vocational qualification or part of one. You can study on the basis of your current competence or change direction completely.
Studying these days often doesn’t involve sitting on the school bench, as there are many ways to study. These include distance or contact teaching, multiform learning and independent study, to mention a few. You can even learn a new language or a new instrument by simply using a smartphone app.
You can study whatever your age – full-time, alongside work or when you are unemployed. If you are in the integration process for immigrants, on sick leave, on retirement or on parental leave, this may affect your possibilities to study, but in any life situation it is possible to study something.
- Managing financially during studies
- Career choice and employment situation in different fields
- Learning a new profession through apprenticeship
- Study info (studyinfo.fi)
- Adult Education Centres (kansalaisopistot.fi)
- Folk High Schools (kansanopistot.fi)
- Summer Universities in Finland (kesayliopistot.fi)
- Studying on disability pension or rehabilitation allowance (kela.fi) (in Finnish)
Studying while working
If you work, you may be interested in various multiform studies or courses and the opportunity to study during job alternation leave or study leave. Multiform studies are designed to be taken alongside work, which means the amount of contact teaching is less and is focused on evenings and weekends.
Study leave practices vary from workplace to workplace, so it is worth discussing them with your employer.
Studying while unemployed
When unemployed, you have plenty of different possibilities to develop your own competence or try something completely new. If you are an unemployed jobseeker, it is important that you always make agreement with the TE Office in your area before starting your studies.
- Education and training guidance
- Labour market training
- Independent study supported by unemployment benefit
- Short-term study supported by unemployment benefit
- Part-time study supported by an unemployment benefit