Press release

Joint application to English-taught programmes begins January 7

Current issues Higher education Student selection
The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Thursday the 7th of January at 8:00. The joint application ends on Wednesday, the 20th of January at 15:00. The application form can be filled at No registration or login is required in order to apply.
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Starting from 2020, the joint application to higher education is divided into two separate joint applications. In the upcoming first joint application of the spring, one can apply to study programmes taught in English, as well as study programmes provided by University of the Arts and the Degree Programme in Theatre Arts at University of Tampere. In the second joint application of the spring, one can apply to higher education study programmes taught in Finnish or Swedish. The application period for the second joint application runs from 17 March to 31 March later this year.

There are 251 study programmes in English available in the first joint application, 140 of which are UAS study programmes and 111 are provided by universities. In total, there are circa 5 500 student places  available in the first joint application – 800 more than year ago.

No prioritisation in the first joint application

Selection criteria as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in You can apply to a maximum of six (6) study programmes in every joint application. In the first joint application, there is no need to prioritize the order of the selected study programmes when applying. Each applicant can be accepted to all study programmes for which they are eligible and successful enough. However, each applicant can only accept one offer of admission for studies starting in the same semester.

The first results from the joint application will be published in early February. All results will be published at 4 June at latest.

Admission services in higher education institutions offer help in matters regarding application and admissions.

Additional information:

Planning specialist Risto Hanhinen, risto.hanhinen [at],  p. 029 533 1615