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Applicants to education

Applicants to education within the joint application procedure system: in the joint application procedure of upper secondary general school and vocational education, applicants during the calendar year to education leading to a qualification.

Applicants to tertiary education: applicants to university of applied sciences education or university education during the calendar year.

In the statistics the applicants are counted so that one application is recognised from one person according to priority, level or field of education or some other variable (e.g. educational institution).

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 31 December 2019

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus