Application 2020

Arcada is currently revising the application for 2020 and detailed information is currently being updated on these web pages. Please note that some of the application information on these web pages are on the application of 2019, so please be aware that changes may occurr.


Application to the Master programmes in English will be conducted as a separate, continuous application 2 December - 13 March 2020. This means that application is made directly to Arcada, and that application to programmes may close earlier if all available study places have been filled.




Who can apply to a Master's degree programme?

In general, to be eligible to apply you must have a relevant Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years work experience gained after the completion of the Bachelor's degree. Please read more about eligibility.


Application methods depend on the degree programme

Arcada uses three different application methods, depending on the degree programme: 1) motivational letter and video; 2) international admissions test; 3) previous studies within the field 4) entrance exam. Please check which application methods are used for the Master's degree programme(s) you are applying to!


Tuition fees

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 depends on whether it is a full-time degree or a part-time degree. Please read more about tuition fees for Master's degree studies at Arcada.

Arcada does not grant scholarships for Master’s students.


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 our Admissions Services directly:

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