General upper secondary school
The Finnish general upper secondary school, lukio in Finnish, gives students a good ability to pursue studies at universities of applied sciences and universities.
General upper secondary school education usually takes three and no more than four years to complete. On reasonable grounds, a student may be given an extension to complete his or her studies.
At the end of general upper secondary education, students usually take the Finnish matriculation examination, which they need in order to apply to universities. Students can use their general upper secondary school certificate to apply to universities of applied sciences and for the secondary school graduate intake quota in vocational upper secondary education.
For more information about general upper secondary schools in Hämeenlinna, see Lukioon – Tavastia Education Consortium (kktavastia.fi) (in Finnish).
GENERAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR ADULTS
You can complete the general upper secondary education, in full or in part, at Hämeenlinnan Lyseo’s programme for adults. You can also improve the grades you received at comprehensive school, supplement the general upper secondary school studies that you have already completed, or continue your studies if you dropped out earlier. The programme for adults will also allow you to study individual subjects. There is a fee for studying in the programme for adults.
For more information on Lyseo’s programme for adults in Hämeenlinna, see General upper secondary school for adults Hämeenlinna (kktavastia.fi) (in Finnish).