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Supplementary application for joint application to higher education has started. Read more on supplementary application. Higher education institutions arrange supplementary application rounds between 2 July and 15 August for study places that were not filled during the primary application round. Check available study options.


Admission results for joint application to higher education are ready. If you are offered a study place in the joint application of spring 2018 by 28 June, accept the study place by 10 July by 3 pm (UTC/GMT +3). If you are offered a study place after 28 June, accept the study place by the given date.


Application to preparatory education for general and vocational upper secondary education open from 22.5. until 24.7.!

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VALMA – Preparatory education for upper secondary vocational education and training

LUVA – Preparatory education for general upper secondary education

Learn more about your study options (both in Finnish and Swedish)



Qualifications in the field of culture (vocational qualifications, further qualifications and specialist qualifications) impart the competence needed in tasks in the fields of crafts and design, information and communication, theatre and dance, circus arts and music.

The field of culture provides experiences and services that enhance the quality of life. Typically, professionals in this field have aesthetic, visual and cultural competence, they have good manual skills and competence in making products, and they engage in entrepreneurial activities. Jobs in the sector are offered by small and medium enterprises, through subcontracting activities and in advisory organisations. Some are also found in the services sector and industries.

A number of new professions and tasks are emerging in this field. In the future, professionals of culture will be needed not only to work through the traditional channels but also in the continuously evolving media. It is also typical for professionals in this sector to work as freelancers who have short-term employment relationships with several employers.