Upcoming Application Deadlines
The first joint application to higher education, spring 2024
- In the spring 2024 first joint application to higher education, you can apply to degree programmes that are offered in English and start in the autumn of 2024. The application period starts on the 3rd of January 2024 at 8 am UTC+2 and ends on the 17th of January 2024 at 3 pm UTC+2. studyinfo.en
The second joint application to higher education, spring 2024
- In the spring 2024 second joint application to higher education, you can apply to degree programmes in Finnish starting in the autumn of 2024. The application period starts on the 13th of March 2024 at 8 am UTC+2 and ends on the 27th of March 2024 at 3 pm UTC+2. studyinfo.en
Joint application to higher education, autumn 2024
- In the autumn 2024 joint application to higher education, you can apply to degree programmes that are offered in Finnish and English and that start in the spring of 2025. The application period starts on the 28th of August 2023 at 8 am UTC+2 and ends on the 11th of September 2023 at 3 pm UTC+2. studyinfo.en
A student enrolled in another Finnish higher education institution who has a valid right to study can be accepted as a transfer student.
- Online Nordic Pathway 30 ECTS Application period 23.10.-20.11.2023.
Different ways to Apply for a Degree
Path studies are an alternative route to a higher education degree. By completing path studies, you can graduate in the same amount of time as a student who started directly in degree studies. Learn more!
Separate Application with SAT results for bachelor degree programmes in International Business and Information Technology takes place 12.-23.2.2024 3pm at Studyinfo.fi
Study online for 5 months/ 30 ECTS and continue your degree studies in Finland. Studies begin in January 2024. Read more about the pathway and APPLY 23.10.-20.11.2023
(Joint Application to Finnish Higher Education)
1. Who can apply?
See the Admission Criteria
2. Where can I apply to?
With filling in just one application form, you can apply for up to 6 different degree programmes conducted in English at Universities of Applied Sciences/ Universities all over Finland.
3. Apply online
The joint application period (for spring 2024 intake) begins on 4 September and closes on 14 September 2023. Apply online at www.studyinfo.fi It is important to follow all the instructions! The application form is open only during the application period. From 4 September to 14 September the service is open 24 hours per day, except for short maintenance periods during the night. Online application closes on 14 September at 3.00 pm Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT). All online applications must be submitted before the closing time.
The joint application period (for autumn 2024 intake) begins on 3 January and closes on 17 January 2024. Apply online at www.studyinfo.fi It is important to follow all the instructions! The application form is open only during the application period. From 3 January to 17 January the service is open 24 hours per day, except for short maintenance periods during the night. Online application closes on 17 January at 3.00 pm Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT). All online applications must be submitted before the closing time.
Applicants with a Finnish qualification certificate need not submit copies of their certificates, as only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked. However, this does not apply to applicants who have taken the Finnish matriculation examination prior to 1990, as they will need to submit copies of their certificates to the admissions offices of the relevant universities of applied sciences by the deadline specified in advance.
In order to prove their eligibility, applicants with a non-Finnish qualification certificate must submit a copy of the final certificate used as the basis for application by the deadline. The certificates must be uploaded directly into the application form.
A provisional certificate issued by the educational institution on the graduation of the applicant will be accepted as a certificate that demonstrates the applicant’s eligibility to apply if the applicant’s official diploma cannot be delivered in advance within the stated deadline due to an action taken by the authorities or any equivalent reason.
Those applying with an IB, EB or RP Diploma will need to submit certificate copies by a deadline specified in advance.
The required documents must be uploaded into the application form by the specified deadline (mentioned in the application form).
You will receive results for spring intake latest by 24 November 2023. Remember to confirm your study place in time, latest by 1 December 2023 3pm Finnish local time!
You will receive the results of your application for autumn intake latest by 31st of May 2024. Remember to confirm your study place in time, latest by 11 July 2024 3pm Finnish local time!
6. Accepting a study place
Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled. You will lose the study place if you do not accept it by the given deadline. There is no priority of application targets in first (1.) joint application period for higher education in spring, yet notice that one study place per term provision applies.
Study place can be confirmed online through secure-link provided to your email address (non-EU/EEA students without Finnish Internet banking codes).
You can accept only one study place at higher education institution in Finland starting at the same academic year (1st August – 31st July)
7. Reserve places
If you have not been admitted to any of your study options and are placed on a reserve place, you might be admitted on a later date.
You can only be placed on the waiting list for a reserve place at a higher-preference option. The reserve place can be one of the application options the student has given in the joint application. The applicant cannot choose a reserve place from options of a lower preference than that to which he/she has already been admitted.
Notice that UAS can also independently decide not to use any waiting list positions. In this case there is no option for an applicant to get admission from the waiting list if the number of admitted applicants is fixed.
Studies commence usually at the end of August/ early September. Remember to apply residence permit in time: vamk.fi/en/student/year/guide
Students from EU countries do not need a visa/residence permit to study in Finland. Students from non-EU countries need a residence permit for a stay of more than three months in Finland.
More information can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service