Application and admission
Welcome to the application web pages for the English degree programmes at Arcada!
We reserve the right to changes, so please check the information prior to submitting an application.
Here we have gathered all the information you might need when applying to Arcada. To make it easier for you to navigate the information, we shortly present the topics below.
Please note that we are currently revising the application criteria for 2017 and will update these pages in October/November. Information about the admissions processes found on our website currently concern the application processes of 2016. You can navigate through the menu on the left.
Starting in 2017, tuition fees will be introduced at higher education institutions. More information on how Arcada will implement these is available here.
Application information for 2017
We will update the application 2017 information later this autumn (October/November) Please note that the current information on these web pages concerns the application 2016.
Please note that Arcada does not have an autumn application.
Joint Application to Arcada's Bachelor's degrees in English: 8 January - 27 January 2016
Separate Application to Arcada's Master programmes: 16 March - 6 April 2016
Joint Application to Arcada's degree programmes in Swedish (Bachelor & Master): 16 March - 6 April 2016
Application to Bachelor’s degree programmes
The application and admission information can be found on the page apply to Bachelor’s degrees in English. There you will find information on eligibility, language requirement, application timetable, how to apply, and entrance exams. There is also a section for useful information for foreign applicants about practicalities regarding entrance to Finland, costs of living, accommodation and insurance.
Application to Master’s degree programmes
The application and admission information can be found at the page apply to Master’s degrees in English. There you will find information on eligibility and the application timetable. We also provide a section for useful information for foreign applicants about practicalities regarding entrance to Finland, costs of living, accommodation and insurance.
From Open Path to degree student
You can apply for admission to continue your studies as a degree student at Arcada if you have completed a minimum of 60 ECTS through the Open Path at any Finnish university of applied sciences within the same degee programme you wish to apply to. Please read more about the requirements and application here.
Interested in transferring to Arcada?
A transfer student is a student who transfers his/her right to study from another Finnish polytechnic/university of applied sciences (UAS) to Arcada. Please read more about the requirements and application here.
We look forward to receiving your application!