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Apply to English-language vocational programmes through the educational institution in question. The application times vary by institution. See the selection of study opportunities here. 


Coronavirus COVID-19 may affect student admission and entrance exams. See information on the situation and where to find more instructions on the situation.

COVID-19 and student admission

COVID-19 coronavirus and its spreading can possibly affect student admission processes. On this page, you can find current information regarding the organisation of student admission during the coronavirus outbreak.

See information on the effects of coronavirus on education services collected by the National Agency for Education.

Finnish Immigration Service MIGRI has collected frequently asked questions regarding the effects of the coronavirus on the services and operations of MIGRI on their webpage. See the MIGRI website for information. 

Vocational and general upper secondary education institutions

Entrance examinations and aptitude tests conducted by vocational and general upper secondary education institutions can be affected by the spreading of coronavirus. See the website of the institutions in question for further information. If necessary, contact the institution directly.

Higher education institutions

The second joint application to higher education was arranged normally. The application period was from 18th March 8 am (EET) until 1 April 15pm (EEST).

Higher education institutes inform applicants on possible alterations to entrance exams on their own webpages, as well as possibly in other media outlets.


Universities Finland (UNIFI) has gathered information on the special arrangements caused by the spreading of coronavirus onto their webpage. See the list of universities’ webpages for information (page in Finnish, information available in English)

Universities of applied sciences

Entrance examinations organized in Finland to universities of applied sciences in the first joint application of the spring 2020 are cancelled. Instead of entrance examinations, students are admitted based on their educational prowess (= diploma grades) and by separate admission tasks. Find more information on the situation on the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences’ webpage.