Three different applications to the Bachelor level degree programmes in English, 

15.12.2020-25.2.2021   International BusinessMechanical and Sustainability Engineering *now closed*                                                           Separate direct application to Arcada

7-20.1.2021                     Nursing  *now closed*
part of the Joint Application

14.12.2020-12.1.20201   Nursing top up *now closed*
Separate application to Arcada

Two different applications to Nursing 

Arcada's degree programme in Nursing is part of the  Joint Application on The degree programme is carried out in co-operation with DIAK University of Applied Sciences, and it also means that students are selected through a joint entrance exam, which will be held online. This programme is for an applicant primarily without previous knowledge in the field. 

Arcada is also opening a separate application to Nursing, as a top up  alternative  for an applicant who has a BA degree in Nursing from outside of Finland, relevant work experience and Finnish language skills.

Continuous separate application to International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering

Arcada is using separate application that is carried out as a continuous application for studies beginning in 2021. This means that the application is open during a longer period than normal. An applicant who has completed all the required steps of the application process can be admitted any time during the application period. Places are filled continuously, it also means that application to degree programmes may close earlier than the announced application period if all study places are filled.

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.


SAT test or online entrance exam as an application method

Arcada uses the SAT test and proof of English language skills OR online entrance exams with proof of English language skills as application methods for the degree programmes in International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering.

Read more on the SAT scores required by Arcada. or on the online entrance exams here.

Arcada will check eligibility for those that pass the entrance exams, or whose SAT score is above our requirement.


Language requirements in 2021

Arcada also requires that all applicants prove their skills in English. The English language skills can be shown by passing an English test in the entrance exam (Nursing only)  or by submitting a valid certificate of English language proficiency for the International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering programmes.

Those who take part in an entrance exam to the degree programme in Nursing will be tested in English as a separate or integrated part of the entrance exam. Those applying to this programme do not have to submit any proof of skills in English at the time of application. Applicants to the degree programme in Nursing must, however, also have intermediate skills in either Finnish or Swedish.

Read more about Arcada's language requirements for International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering and the language requirements for Nursing.


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 exceptions). The tuition fee is either 5 000 € or 8 500 € depending on the degree programme.

Arcada also offers scholarships to fee-paying bachelor students from their second year onwards and the amount offered is dependent on students scholarly achievements during their first year.

Read more about tuition fees and scholarships.

Do you wish to know more?

Still have questions 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 our Admissions Services.




Open Path studies

Then Open Path Studies offer an excellent alternative for you if you for whatever reason could not or missed the application.  You can study alongside the degree students and participate in the regular education provided by Arcada.  When you have completed required 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.