How to apply?
Application to Arcada's degree programmes in English is not 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 studyinfo.fi where you start by typing in 'Arcada' in the search field. You can apply to both Bachelor or Master programmes using the same application form but note that the master programmes have different eligibility criteria. Also, if you wish to apply both to Arcada and to another UAS or university, please visit their own pages regarding application and submit your application and documents separately. If you wish to apply to a degree programme in Swedish at Arcada in the joint application, you also need to fill in a separate application form.
Fill in the application form
Go to Studyinfo.fi to fill in the separate application form to Arcada. Fill in the form yourself, using your own contact information.
1. To find the application form as it is a separate application, you should enter 'Arcada' as a search word in the search box. That way you will see all the degree programmes of Arcada. Select also the 'application period ongoing' to see the list of the programmes that you can currently apply to.
2 a. Choose a degree programme by clicking on the title. You can apply to all of our three English Bachelor's degree programmes (and three master programmes), but you should mark them according to an order of preference. You will be admitted to the highest preference to which your score is sufficient.
3. Access the application form by clicking on the 'Fill in application' button.
Answer all questions
The application form will guide you through the process, and alert you to mandatory questions you have left unanswered.
- Mark if you apply on the basis of an entrance exam held at Arcada or on the basis of an SAT test + language test (not applicable if you apply to our Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing)
- If you apply to the Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing, please mark your correct language proficiency level in either Finnish or Swedish.
Mark your education correctly
In the application form, you should mark correctly your education on the basis of which you apply. If you are applying on the basis of several different secondary education, you can mark them all. Note that you cannot apply and prove your eligibility to a Bachelor degree with another Bachelor's or a Master's degree. You can list these on the application form to use them as proof of skills in English (if applicable) but you must also mark your education completed before this degree.
Do not forget to click "submit" to save your application form. You will receive a confirmation e-mail in your inbox containing your application number. Please note this application number and use it in all contact to Arcada Admissions Services. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please check your spam folder and make sure that your inbox is not full.
Submit your supporting documents to Arcada
When you are filling out the application form, you can choose to upload the documents that you are requested to do in the application form, or you can do so at a later time. We recommend that you have all your documents ready when you start filling out the form so that you give your information correctly.
Please read more about which document you need to submit, by when and how.
Keep an eye on your e-mail
Arcada Admissions Services will contact you in case there are questions about your application or document, so please make sure that you check your inbox regularly.