From Open Path to degree student
Have you started studying at Arcada's Open Path in 2019?
You may apply for degree student status when you have passed all first-year courses (60 cr). If you do not pass all first-year courses by 31 July 2020, you cannot continue on the Open Path of that particular degree programme and you cannot be admitted to degree studies based on your open studies.
The application form is available on www.studyinfo.fi during the application period (20 April - 9 August 2020). You find the form by writing "Arcada" in the search field, selecting "Application period ongoing" (to the left), selecting your degree programme and clicking "Fill in application" (to the right).
Have you started studying at Arcada's Open Path in 2017 or earlier?
You may apply for degree student status when you have completed 60 cr that can be included in your degree and, if you are studying Nursing, you have passed the aptitude test and the language test in Finnish or Swedish. You must meet all requirement (60 cr, aptitude test and language test) by 31 July 2020. After that your current right to study at the Open Path will end.
The application form is available on www.studyinfo.fi during the application period 20 April - 9 August 2020 (degree student status from 1 August 2020). You find the form by writing "Arcada" in the search field, selecting "Application period ongoing" (to the left), selecting your degree programme and clicking "Fill in application" (to the right).
NB! You may apply only when you meet all the conditions (credits, aptitude, and language test, if applicable. Please see below).
Have you taken Open courses at another UAS/university?
You may not apply for degree student status at Arcada based on open studies at another UAS/university. You may apply in our regular application in December-March. If you are admitted to Arcada you may apply for accreditation of your previous studies.
Depending on where you come from, you may be subject to tuition fees. Please read more about tuition fees here.
Aptitude and language test
If you are studying Nursing at the Open Path you must also pass the aptitude test to be considered for admission to degree studies. The aptitude test is usually arranged at the same time as the entrance exam in March.
If you have questions about the aptitude test, please contact:
Amanuensis Erica Åkermarck
Applicants to Nursing must also prove that they possess sufficient knowledge of either Finnish or Swedish (B1 level). If you have not graduated from upper secondary school (lukio/gymnasium) or basic education (peruskoulu/grundskola) in Finnish or Swedish you must take a language test.
Admission and accepting your study place
Admissions to the programmes is decided on by the Rector.
You need to accept the study place and register for the academic year on www.studyinfo.fi. Please note that you can accept only one study place per term.
Registration as degree student
You will be registered as a degree student starting from 1 January or 1 August with a new student number. All courses registered as completed at the Open UAS will be transferred automatically to your new degree student number. User name and password remain the same.
If you have completed your ECTS credits at another university of applied sciences, you need to apply for these studies to be transferred toward your Arcada degree.
If you have questions about your studies, please turn to the department amanuensis.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Admissions Services:
telephone: +358 294 282 699 (switchboard)