Please visit our website towards the end of the year for updates on the 2021 application round.


Separate Application 2020 was carried out as a continuous application

Arcada is introducing a separate application that is carried out as a continuous application for studies in English beginning in 2020. This means that the application is open during a longer period than normal, and that each applicant has his her own timetable when it comes to submitting documents and receiving an answer/offer. An applicant who has completed all required steps of the application process can be admitted any time during the application period. As 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.


Who can apply to a master's degree programme?

In general, to be eligible to apply you must have a suitable bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of relevant 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 an array of different application methods, depending on the degree programme, these include:
1) motivational letter and video;
2) international admissions test plus motivational letter and video;
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).

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)294 282 699
E-mail: admissions(at)