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Admission results for the joint Application 2020 for higher education (study programmes offered in English) are ready.

If you have been admitted to a study programme, you will receive a notification of this to your email.

Please note that you can confirm only one study place per academic term. Confirm the study place by 17 July by 3 pm (UTC/GMT +3).


Higher education institutes organize supplementary applications during July and August. In these applications, you can apply to degree programmes where the applicant quota was not filled.

See the selection of available degree programmes taught in English in supplementary applications.

Studyinfo-service (incl. My Studyinfo) suffered from technical issues 14.7. from 15.37 until 15:59. 

If you confirmed a study place during this time period, please check the My Studyinfo-service if the confirmation has succeeded. 

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by the disruption. 

Vocational education and training

Student cooks working in a training kitchen.

A vocational qualification provides good capabilities for working life. Vocational studies in Finland can either lead to a qualification or be in the form of further education or continuing education needed in different career stages.

Vocational qualifications are offered in Finnish and Swedish in eight different educational fields.

There are different application channels for young people and adults. A young person who is finishing basic education or general upper secondary education mainly applies through the joint application held in the spring. Adults who do not hold a vocational qualification may also apply through the joint application to vocational education.

Study programmes included in the joint application are only offered in Finnish or Swedish.

There is also preparatory education for vocational training available for immigrants. The preparatory programmes take approximately one year to complete. Read more about preparatory education.

For those who already have a qualification, or have gained skills and know-how through work, vocational education is mainly arranged as competence-based qualifications. In addition to basic degrees, there are also vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications available for adults. A person who wishes to complete a competence-based qualification is usually required to have a job where the professional skills required for the qualification can be proven.

There are a few vocational qualifications offered in English. Application for the study programmes usually takes place directly through the educational institutions. The education provider decides on the admission criteria. You can find more information on the educational institutions’ own web pages.

Vocational upper secondary qualifications, vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications all provide eligibility for higher education studies.