If you are under 25 years old
For information about the obligation of young people under the age of 25 to apply for training, see here.
Different training opportunities
For information about integration training, see here.
Comprehensive school education
For information about comprehensive school education, see here.
Vocational education and training
For information about vocational education and training, see here.
General upper secondary school and general upper secondary school for adults
For information about general upper secondary school, see here.
For information about general upper secondary school for adults, see here.
Universities of applied sciences and universities
For information about universities of applied sciences and universities, see here.
If you do not apply for training or drop out of training for no reason
If you do not apply for any education or training, there will be a mandatory waiting period. During the waiting period, you will not receive the financial support for unemployed jobseekers. The waiting period may take between 15 and 90 days. If you are applying for income support, it can also be reduced for the duration of the waiting period. However, if you are attending a work try-out or similar during your waiting period, you will receive unemployment benefit.
Once you have a study place, complete the training. If you do not complete your studies or drop out of school without a reason, there will be a waiting period. There will also be a waiting period if you act deliberately so that the school will not choose you. During the waiting period, Kela will not pay unemployment benefit. If you are applying for social assistance, that is, income support, it can also be reduced for the duration of the waiting period. The waiting period is 60 days if you drop out of school.