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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.


  • Due to COVID-19 we are currently not accepting any visitors to the admissions office. Please contact us preferably via email instead. 
  • All applications to degree programmes in English have now opened! 



Ongoing applications:


14 December 2020 - 12 January 2021
Nursing top up, Separate Application 

15 December 2020- 25 February 2021
Bachelor and Master programmes in English, Separate application 

7- 20 January 2021
Nursing, Joint application 




Contact us

Do you have questions about admissions?

Contact admissions service: 

Phone: +358 (0)294 282 699 (Arcada switchboard)

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