Expulsion of a student

A student acquiring basic education who is under the minimum school-leaving age may not be expelled from school.

A student who is past the minimum school-leaving age can be expelled if he/she:

  • jeopardises the security of others at school or repeatedly violates the internal rules;
  • fails without good reason to take part in academic work and cannot thus be transferred to the next grade;
  • has not participated in studies for five consecutive study weeks while pursuing studies in the non-stationary form.

A student acquiring general secondary education can, in addition to the aforementioned, be expelled if:

  • he/she fails to fulfil the conditions of graduation from an upper secondary school within the standard period of study and his/her period of study has not been extended under an individual curriculum;
  • over a half of the course grades received by the student are “weak” or “poor” in three or more subjects over the academic year when studying in an upper secondary school.

Additional grounds for exclusion from upper secondary school may be specified in the internal rules of an upper secondary school.

Last amended: 08-08-2016 00:00 | Compiled by: Ministry of Education and Research