Study leave means that the employee is released from the performance of his or her duties based on the employment contract in order to study or participate in training. The employment relationship remains in force during the study leave.
Studies do not have to be connected to the employer’s activities or the employee’s own job. The employee can select the courses or training units on the basis of his or her own interests as long as they are publicly controlled.
You may apply for adult education allowance during your studies on unpaid study leave. The allowance is granted by Education Fund which can be consulted for further information.
If the granting criteria of the adult education allowance is not met, the employee may apply for Kela’s study grant for the time of the study leave.