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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 through the process step by step. 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.


  • Invitations to the entrance exam to International Business in the additional application will be sent out by 15.00 today 5th August 2020. Also applicants' whose eligibility is checked and found to not meet the criteria will be notified.
  • Due to COVID-19 we are currently not accepting any visitors to the admissions office. Please contact us via email or by phone instead. 
  • For updates on COVID-19 and immigration matters, please visit the Finnish Immigration Service website.



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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!