The education system in Finland is significantly divided into different levels. It consists of a daycare program followed by a one-year pre-school programme and an 11-year comprehensive school that is a compulsory basic school for the students of age group seven to eighteen years.
After the completion of basic school, students should choose either of the two education streams; vocational or academic. On the completion of the level, students become eligible to join the bachelor-level classes. The uppermost level of degree in the vocational stream is masters after which the pass-outs go for employment. But students completing masters from the academic stream have further degrees to proceed to; licentiate and doctor. The country has 17 universities and 27 universities of applied sciences.