When you have turned 15 and completed primary and lower secondary education, you can choose and apply for upper secondary education on your own. This is called the young person’s right and applies from when you have completed primary and lower secondary education and until the end of the school year that you turn 24.
- What does the young person’s right entail?
- Right to supplementary studies for qualification to higher education
- The right to extended teaching time
- The right to change your school choices
- When do you use your education rights?
If you apply for upper secondary education after you have turned 24 years of age, the adult right applies to you.
The rules for who has the right to upper secondary education education and training are established in the Education Act. The main rules for admission to upper secondary education are established in the Regulations for the Education Act.
In addition, the county authorities set their own rules of admission and rules for school placements. These may vary from county to county.
As a pupil at an upper secondary school, you may also be entitled to transportation to and from school. This transportation scheme also varies from county to county.
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