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The law has come into effect 1.6.2024. According to the Act, adult education allowance cannot be obtained under any circumstances for studies starting in the autumn of 2024. We have updated the site News concerning the adult education allowance.

 

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Adult education allowance

Adult education allowance

Discontinue of adult education support

Parliament has approved a legislative proposal to discontinued adult education benefits 22.5.2024. The law goes into effect 1.6.2024. According to the Act, adult education allowance cannot be obtained under any circumstances for studies starting in the autumn of 2024.

What does adult education allowance mean?

Adult education allowance is a form of financial support that can be granted to employees and entrepreneurs for studies that support their professional development. With adult education allowance, you can acquire a degree or complete shorter trainings in several educational institutions across Finland.

Are you currently receiving adult education allowance?

  • Discontinuation of adult education allowance will have no impact on you if you currently receive adult education allowance and continue to study the same studies until the end of 2025.
  • For example, continuing the same degree or moving from basic studies in the same subject to subject studies is considered to be the same studies.
  • You can apply for more funding for the same studies in one or more parts until the end of 2025
  • You can apply for the right to the allowance and payment until the end of 2025. The last payment application must be submitted by 31 March 2026
  • If, on the other hand, you changed your studies after 1.8.2024, the adult education allowance would no longer be granted to your new studies under any circumstances.

Read more about the effects of the discontinuation on our page News concerning the adult education allowance.

Are you currently receiving adult education allowance?

Are you planning to apply for adult education allowance?

  • You can be granted adult education allowance if both your studies and support period begin no later than 31 July 2024
  • If you already have the right to study for which you would like to apply for adult education allowance, please ensure that your allowance period starts at the latest on 31st of July, so that you can also receive adult education allowance
  • The grant period refers to the period for which you received a positive allowanc edecision. If you have received a positive decision for the period from 1.4.-1.9.2024, this period is your support period
  • In order to receive adult education allowance until the end of 2025, your support period must start no later than 31st of July 2024.
  • Under no circumstances will adult education sallowance be granted for new studies beginning on or after 1st of August 2024

Read more about the effects of the discontinuation on our page News concerning the adult education allowance.

Are you planning to apply for adult education allowance?