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How to Apply to Universities?

You will always find the best instructions for applying to universities on their own websites. You can also contact their admissions offices for advice. They will be happy to answer your questions.

The application process in short

1. Find the institutions and programs you are interested in.

2. Note that entry requirements and application periods vary by institution and program. Always check details from the admissions office at the institution that you wish to apply to.

3. Follow the instructions provided on admissions sites and/or by admissions offices.

4. Enclose all required documents and send your application on time.

5. Admissions offices will send further information to applicants. Some institutions organize entrance examinations that you will be required to take.

6. Note that only a limited number of applicants will be admitted and competition may be tough.

7. If you are admitted, you will receive an official letter of admission. After that, it is time to apply for a residence permit should you need one (depends on your nationality). You may also need to get student health insurance for your residence permit application and plan how to finance your studies.

Good luck!

Universities’ admissions pages

Aalto University
University of Helsinki
Theater Academy
Sibelius Academy
Academy of Fine Arts
Hanken School of Economics
Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Humak University of Applied Sciences
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Laurea University of Applied Sciences

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