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Information about application and admission


Application & admission procedures - Your way into Arcada

Are you interested in studying at Arcada? It's time to take a closer look at the application and admission procedures involved in becoming a student at Arcada. Here you will find information about application to Bachelor's degree programmes, application to Master's degree programmes, eligibility, how students are admitted, important dates and other things you need to keep in mind when applying. We will guide you step by step through the process. There is also a section with important information for international applicants, including practical arrangements around immigration, registration, cost of living, insurance and health care as well as information on the support Arcada offers, about Finland as a destination and living in Helsinki. You can also browse through our FAQ!

For applicants already studying at Arcada or other institutions of higher education in Finland, this is where you find more information about transferring between degree programmes or between institutions of higher education, as well as information about the application process from Open Path to degree studies. You can find the relevant chapter by browsing the tabs at the menu at the top of this page.

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The application periods


Arcada's Bachelor's degree
programmes in English

9.1-1.2.2018, 3 pm

Arcada's Master's degree
programmes in English

14.3-28.3.2018, 3 pm



Application to Arcada's Bachelor's degree programmes is now open!

Have you already filled out your application at, but still need to upload your supporting documents? Please find instructions on how to do so here.

The application period for Arcada's Bachelor's degree programmes in English has begun! Please note that Arcada has Separate Application and is not a part of the national Joint Application system. Please read more about applying to Arcada.

Are you applying to Arcada's Bachelor's degrees with SAT test? Please make sure you register in time! See U.S. and international test dates.

Do you need to obtain a language certificate to meet the language requirements for applying to Arcada's Bachelor's degrees? Please make sure you register in time! Please read more about accepted certificates.

Contact us

Do you have questions about admissions?

Contact admissions service: 

Phone: +358 (0)207 699 699 (Arcada switchboard)

Please note that the most commonly asked questions are answered in our FAQ!