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How to apply

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How to apply?

The academic year in Finland

The academic year in Finland can be divided into two terms:

  • Autumn term (the start of the academic year; from late August/early September to mid-December approximately)
  • Spring term (from early January to the end of May).

Most degree programmes only offer admission to the autumn term intake, but there may be individual exceptions for example in some UAS Bachelor's programmes.

Where and when to submit your application

There is no one single application route or application period in Finnish higher education. The application routes and application periods depend on the level and degree course are applying to:

Bachelor's Admissions

Master's Admissions

Doctoral Admissions

I have a question about my application. Where to find detailed information?

Please note that we at Study in Finland are not involved in the actual application procedures. So - if you have any questions relating to your application, this is how you should proceed:

You can find the institutions' own Admissions pages listed in the 'Where to study?' section of this site - on those Admissions pages you will also find the Admissions Offices' contact details.

Very important

It is not advisable to use any fee-charging consultancies or agencies when submittion your application. Please see the section 'Use of educational agencies' for some reasons why!

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