Appendix table 1. Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 2000–2015

Type of expenditure Year Change
2014-2015
2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) 94 269 312 323 342 347 352 358 1,7
Comprehensive school education 2) 2 734 3 413 4 120 4 231 4 363 4 492 4 538 4 620 1,8
Upper secondary general education 2) 503 600 695 713 727 737 738 736 -0,3
Vocational education 3) 925 1 287 1 758 1 851 1 898 1 911 1 878 1 810 -3,6
Apprenticeship training 96 132 177 170 171 154 157 151 -3,8
University of applied sciences education 4) 525 704 896 921 928 912 874 906 3,7
University education and research 5) 1 364 1 671 2 162 2 330 2 340 2 341 2 320 2 323 0,1
Other education 6) 298 361 442 462 478 483 481 479 -0,3
Financial aid for students 648 732 871 847 837 832 852 860 1,0
Total 7 186 9 167 11 434 11 848 12 084 12 209 12 190 12 244 0,4
Current expenditure as a percentage of GDP, % 5,3 5,6 6,1 6,0 6,0 6,0 5,9 5,8  
1) Free of charge pre-primary education for 6-year-old children (pre-school education) in daycare centres and comprehensive schools started in August 2000. Prior to August 2000 expenditure on pre-primary education in comprehensive schools is included in expenditure on comprehensive school education.
2) In 2000–2014 also includes comprehensive school and upper secondary general education arranged in folk high schools.
3) Includes government transfer financed curriculum-based further vocational education from 2005 onwards.
4) Due to changes caused by the amended Universities of Applied Sciences Act and data collection changes, the data for 2015 are not fully comparable with those on earlier years.
5) Includes universities' external financing for research. Due to changes caused by the amended Universities Act, the data from 2010 onwards are not fully comparable with those on earlier years.
6) Not including education leading to a qualification or degree in folk high schools in 2000–2015.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 11.5.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
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