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Joint application open in 10-25 January for autumn 2017 entry

On the 10-25 January joint application round at, you can apply for admission to:

  • most of the UAS (university of applied sciences) Bachelor's programmes
  • some UAS Master's programmes
  • the University of the Arts degree programmes

The studies will start in autumn 2017.

See below for starter's advice! Detailed application instructions, as well as information on the degree programme options on offer, can be found on the application page and on the universities'/UAS's own admissions info pages.

How to get started

Before starting your application, familiarise yourself with some basics. Bear in mind that the joint application in 10-25 January does not concern all possible degree programmes - for example, most of the universities' Master's have their admissions via a 'separate application' route, and have already started in December (see our earlier news on this)

That's why it is important you should refer to and before you start applying. If you are a non-EU/EEA applicant, also see for information on the non-EU/EEA scholarships and tuition fees.

Remember to visit the Admissions Info pages of the individual universities, too! You can find these listed at

Once you have decided where you wish to apply to (either in the joint application 10-25 January, or the separate applications) you can start your application process at At you can find the online application forms, and detailed information on the application process.

If you need to ask about your application

If you have questions relating to

  • your application
  • the entry requirements
  • the required documentation (including English language proficiency)
  • the available non-EU scholarships for fee-charging degree programmes

you should contact the Admissions Office of the university/UAS you're applying to. You can find the Admissions Offices' contact details on the website of each individual university/UAS.


Good luck with your application!

-Study in Finland team