The common objective of the four national education programmes (stx, hhx, htx and hf) is to prepare young people for higher education
Stx, hhx and htx take three years to complete and admit young people who have completed nine years of basic school. Hf takes two years.
The focus in the stx programme is on general education and general study preparation.
The two-year hf-programme focuses on general education and broader areas of professional life.
The htx programme focuses on subjects related to the fields of technical sciences, natural sciences and informatics.
The hhx programme focuses on subjects related to the fields of business economics, marketing and international economics.