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The application period for English taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Joint Application to Higher Education starts soon! Check the instructions on how to fill in the application form.

The application form opens 8 January 2020 at 8.00 (EET) and closes 22 January 2020 at 15.00 (EET) 

 

How to apply for bachelor’s and master’s

Bachelor’s programmes | Master’s programmes

There are two ways to apply to a higher education degree programme in Finland: joint application or separate application. Make sure to check how and when you need to apply to your chosen study programme. There is no application fee, applying is always free.

More information can be found from the study programme descriptions.

Read more about joint application to higher education
Read more about separate applications to higher education

Bachelor’s programmes

Who can apply for bachelor’s level studies?

In most cases you are eligible to apply for bachelor’s level studies in Finland if you are eligible to apply for higher education in your home country.

Eligibility to apply for bachelor’s degree programmes depends on having completed at least one of the following:

  • the Finnish matriculation examination
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) diploma or Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) diploma
  • vocational qualifications of three years or more in duration
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification or
  • a foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country

Also check language skill requirements from the higher education institution before you apply.

Always check specific admission criteria directly from the study programme description.

How to apply for bachelor’s level studies

Bachelor’s level studies are provided by both universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). You can apply for most of the bachelor’s level studies conducted in English in joint application to higher education. Read more about joint application and how to apply.

See all bachelor’s programmes offered in English in UAS
See all bachelor’s programmes offered in English in universities

NB! The links take you to search results where you can filter the search from the sidebar.

Master’s programmes

Who can apply for master’s level studies in universites of applied sciences (UAS)?

In order to be eligible to apply for a UAS master’s level degree programme you must have completed a suitable bachelor’s level degree or other higher education degree and have a minimum of three years of work experience after the completion of the bachelor’s degree. When applying to studies which begin 1 August 2020 onwards, the minimum work experience requirement is two years.

In certain fields of UAS master’s degrees, that is Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music, the work experience can be replaced with artistic activities and merits.

Always check specific admission criteria directly from the study programme description.

Who can apply for master’s level studies in universities?

In order to be eligible to apply for a master’s level degree programme in a university you must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a university or a university of applied sciences (UAS) bachelor’s degree.

Always check specific admission criteria directly from the study programme description.

How to apply for master’s level studies

Master’s level studies are provided by both universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). You can apply for master’s level degree programmes provided in English in joint application and separate applications. Check how and when to apply in the programme descriptions.

See all master’s programmes offered in English in universities of applied sciences (UAS)
See all master’s programmes offered in English in universities

NB! The links take you to search results where you can filter the search from the sidebar.