When you study full-time, you are not entitled to earnings-related daily allowance. The TE Office evaluates the full-time nature of the studies and gives a labour policy statement on its evaluation.
The following are considered to be full-time studies:
- studies that aim at a degree at a university of applied sciences, higher degree at a university of applied sciences, or a lower or higher university degree taken at a university
- upper secondary school studies whose scope according to the syllabus is at least 75 courses
- studies other than those mentioned in items 1 and 2 whose scope according to the syllabus is on average five ECTS credits, three credits or 4.5 expertise points per one study month
- studies other than those mentioned in items 1–3 whose scope according to the syllabus is on average at least 25 weekly hours.
When you study full-time, you will be considered a full-time student until you complete your studies. If you are completing the full syllabus of upper secondary school or comprehensive school, you will be a full-time student until the end of the term.
Studies can be considered to have ended when
- you graduate from the educational institution
- you resign from the educational institution or give up your right to study at the university
- you lose your right to study or it is cancelled
- you have completed a vocational part-degree and will not continue your studies
- labour policy training has ended and you will not continue your studies
- your training preparing for a skills demonstration has ended, or
- your studies have been interrupted for at least a year.