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The joint application to higher education autumn 2021 has ended. The autumn joint application was the first to be arranged in the renewed Studyinfo. In the future, you can find all higher education degree programmes in the renewed Studyinfo.

 

One study place per term provision

According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term. This rule applies to all higher education.

Higher education degrees included in the provision are:

  • Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by Finnish universities of applied sciences.
  • Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by Finnish universities
  • Licentiate and Doctoral degrees awarded by Finnish universities

The provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. When you accept a study place other offered study places will be cancelled automatically. You cannot be accepted to other programmes starting in the same academic term after you have accepted a study place. For example, if you have accepted a study place from a separate application in a programme that begins in autumn 2020, you cannot accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term (autumn 2020).

Only exceptions to the provision are:

  • Transfer student selections
  • the Åland University of Applied Sciences
  • the Police University College of Finland

Furthermore, the provision cannot be applied to studies at foreign higher education institutions.

The academic term (1.8.−31.12. or 1.1.−31.7) is the set framework for implementation. The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme that begins in another academic term. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.