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Upper secondary education

Upper secondary education includes general upper secondary education and vocational education and training.

Upper secondary education programmes, also referred to as youth education programmes, can be divided into:

  • General upper secondary education programmes, which primarily prepare for higher education:
    – Higher General Examination Programme (STX Programme)
    – Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX Programme)
    – Higher Commercial Examination Programme (HHX Programme)
    – Higher Preparatory Examination Programme (HF Programme)

  • Vocational upper secondary education and training (VET) programmes, which primarily prepare for a career in a specific trade or industry.

General upper secondary education

Information about general upper secondary education:


Vocational upper secondary education

Information about vocational education and training:

Information about specific vocational qualifications: