Monday April 12, 2021
New Joint application deadline 7 April
Published : 02 Mar 2021, 23:05
The deadline of the joint application procedure for education after comprehensive school has been extended until 7 April considering the coronavirus situation, said the Ministry of Education and Culture in a press release on Tuesday.
This spring’s deadline for applying for vocational education and training, general upper secondary education, as well as for preparatory education after comprehensive school and vocational education and training organised in the form of intensive special needs support, ends at 15.00 on 7 April 2021.
“This joint application procedure is a historic one. Now that compulsory education has been restructured, for the first time ever every young person leaving comprehensive school will be applying in the joint application procedure. All students in year IX will go from comprehensive school to vocational education and training or to general upper secondary school or to year X of comprehensive school, for example,” said Minister of Education Jussi Saramo.
“We want to make sure that every young person receives all the support and guidance they need during this notable joint application procedure. That is why we have decided to extend the deadline until 7 April. This way it is possible to return to contact teaching before the deadline for the joint application, allowing students to go through their options for the application with their own school guidance counsellor following the distance learning period,” added the minister.
The obligation to apply for compulsory education entered into force at the beginning of 2021. In practice, the obligation applies for young people who are in year IX of comprehensive school education in spring 2021 (mainly those born in 2005).
Before the end of the final year of comprehensive school education (basic education), students need to apply for upper secondary education, transition point education, or other education within the scope of compulsory education.