Next Application to Arcada's Bachelor programmes

Next time to apply to Arcada will be in January 2019. Admission criteria are still being finalized and will be updated on these pages as soon as they are complete. Please note that all application information concerns the application of 2018.


Arcada's Separate Application was 9.1-1.2.2018


Please note that Arcada uses Separate Application 2018 and is therefore not a part of the Joint Application system in Finland. As it is a separate application, an application to Arcada does not count towards the maximum of 6 study programmes allowed in the Joint Application system. The application is made through where you start by typing in 'Arcada' in the search field. Please read more about the application process.


New application method in 2018 - SAT test

As of application 2018 Arcada uses the SAT test and proof of English language skills OR entrance exams with language tests in Finland as application methods for the degree programmes in International Business and Materials Processing Technology.  Arcada does not organise any entrance exams abroad. 

Read more on  the SAT scores required by Arcada.


Language requirements in 2018

Arcada also requires that all applicants prove their skills in English. Those who apply with a SAT score must submit a valid English languages skills certificate, such as e.g. IELTS, TOEFL.

Those who take part in an entrance exam, will be tested in English as a separate or integrated part of the entrance exam.

Applicants to the degree programme in Nursing must also have skills in either Finnish or Swedish.

Read more about Arcada's language requirements.


Tuition fees and scholarships

All Finnish institutions of higher education charge tuition fees for degrees taught in English. The fees apply to applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area (with a few execeptions). Arcada will collect a tuition fee of 6,000 euros/academic year for Bachelor’s degree studies in English.

Arcada also offer scholarships for Bachelor's level studies. The scholarship covers a maximum of 50 percent of the tuition fee based on the student's academic achievements during his/her first study year at Arcada.  The paying student can be granted a scholarship starting from his or her second year onwards.

Read more about tuition fees and scholarships.


Do you wish to know more?

Do you wish to read more about the application process? Find out if you can apply; which documents to submit; how to fill out your application; how students are selected; what it costs; what happens after admission and information for international applicants. You can also read more about our different degree programmes.  If you cannot find the answers to your questions here or in the application and admission FAQ, please contact the our Admissions Services directly:

Phone: +358 (0)207 699 699
E-mail: admissions(at)


Open Path studies

Can you for some reason not apply to regular Bachelor's degree studies at Arcada but would still like to study for a degree? Then Open Path Studies offer an excellent alternative for you! You study alongside the degree students and participate in the regular education provided by Arcada. If you have completed 60 ECTS studies as an Open Path student, you can apply for admission to continue your studies within the same degree programme as a degree student.

Read more about Open Studies at Arcada.