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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 another institution 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.


  • Keep an eye on your inbox, including the spam folder! We are sending out many request for additional documents/clarifications, so please make sure that you check your inbox regularly, so that you do not miss important deadlines!
  • Pre-reading material for entrance exam to the International Business  programme is published.

  • Take the English language test required for International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering within February! Read more here.



The application periods



Application to the Bachelor programme in Nursing *CLOSED*

8-28 January 2020



2 December 2019 - 13 March 2020

Application to all other Bachelor and Master programmes in English:


  • International Business,

  • Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering,

  • Media Management,

  • International Business Management,

  • Big Data Analytics,

  • Leadership for Nordic Health Care *NEW*






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!