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The Bachelor's degree programme in



The Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing

We have gathered detailed information about how the application and admission processes at Arcada work in the section Bachelor's Application. There you will receive help with applying to our degree programmes through the national study portal You will find all the important dates for your application and can read more  about e.g. eligibility, selection criteria and which documents you have to send us when applying. You will also find a step-by-step-guide for the application process.

Application method

You can apply to the Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing with an entrance exam including a language test at Arcada. Please note that Arcada does not organise any entrance exams abroad or is part of any entrance exam co-operation. Read more about the entrance exam to Nursing.

Finnish or Swedish language requirement

Note that all applicants to the degree programme in Nursing are required to have intermediate skills in either Finnish or Swedish when they apply. The minimum requirement is level B1 on the European language framework. Language skills will be tested in the entrance exam. Only applicants who have marked the required language skills in their application will be invited to the entrance exam.


9 January 2019, 8 am

Application period

Please note that Arcada has Separate Application and is not a part of the national Joint Application system. Please read more about how to apply to Arcada.

31 January 2019, 3 pm

Application closes

The application to Arcada's Bachelor and Master programmes end on 31 January 2019 at 3 pm

7 February 2019, 3 pm

Deadline for sending in copies of your supporting documents

The main deadline for supporting documents. Which documents to send and how, will be stated at the bottom of your application and can also be found on our website.

2 & 3 April 2019

Entrance exam

Read more about the entrance exam here.

August 2019

Your studies begin