Education and research

Subject choices of students

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on subject choices of students contain data on the subject choices in comprehensive school and upper secondary education. The data are mainly obtained from the KOSKI database and they are produced annually.


Statistics Finland

Database tables


According to Statistics Finland, nearly all students attending general upper secondary education in autumn 2021 studied English. Ninety-three per cent of vocational education students studied English. Ninety-one per cent of students in general upper secondary education and 89 per cent of students in vocational education studied Swedish in 2021.

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release | Subject choices of students 2021, upper secondary level education
release | Subject choices of students 2021, comprehensive school pupils

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