The spring joint application for post-primary education started on Tuesday, February 21. To receive unemployment benefit, a young person under the age of 25 must apply for at least two study places for studies starting the next fall, if she/he does not have the necessary education.
The conditions for receiving daily allowance for those under the age of 25 include the obligation to apply for at least two study places. However, the education does not necessarily have to be applied for in a joint application, but it must lead to a degree.
Do I have to apply for study places?
If you are under 25 years old and have not completed education leading to a degree after elementary school or upper secondary school, you must apply for two study places for studies starting in the fall.
What happens if I don’t apply for study places?
If you have not applied for study places, you cannot receive unemployment benefit. In addition, refusing or interrupting training can lead to the loss of unemployment benefits.
Under the age of 25, the obligation to apply for study places also applies to those situations in which you would have fulfilled the working condition of the earnings-related allowance.
What do I have to do?
Apply for at least two study places for the education starting in the fall, if you are not yet 25 years old and do not have the necessary degree.
The spring joint application for studies after basic education is underway from February 21 to March 21, 2023. Instead, the joint application of higher education institutions is ongoing from 15 to 30 March 2023. You can get more information about the joint application and study options at Opintopolku.
If you are unsure about your situation, you can inquire about the obligation to apply for training in more detail from the TE office’s education advice, tel. 0295 020 702. You can also check if you can find the answer on the TE office’s website.