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Admission offered to 9,600 applicants in the spring joint application to higher institutions

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Over 61,300 applicants applied to English-taught study programmes and art study programmes offered in the joint application this spring, with 16 % receiving an offer of admission. Since 2022, the number of applications doubled.
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The selection in the joint application consisted of programmes offered in English and programmes offered by the University of the Arts Helsinki. Over 61,300 applicants participated in the application. When compared to last spring, the number of applicants grew by 100 %. The rate of acceptance was lower: 16 % compared to 21 % in 2022.

The competition was hardest in the services field, with only 4 % of applicants being accepted, as well as health and welfare, with an acceptance rate of 6 %. With an acceptance rate of 16 %, the easiest field to gain admission to was engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

54 % of the students were accepted to bachelor's degree programmes, while 46 % were accepted to master’s degree programmes.

The acceptance rate to universities of applied sciences (UAS) was 13 % and to universities 16 %. Around 23 % of the accepted applicants are Finnish citizens. The second and third most common nationalities among the accepted applicants were Bangladeshi and Pakistani. In total, 69 % of the accepted applicants were from outside the EU/EEA area.

Study offer to be accepted by Friday the 14 of July

The applicants were informed of the results of the joint application las week. The offer of admission must be accepted by July 14, before 3 PM EEST. Applicants can be admitted from a waiting list until August 1.

The higher education institutions can organize supplementary application rounds to fill study places left vacant in the joint application. The higher education institutions independently decide if they will organize supplementary application rounds, and the programmes and instructions on how and when to apply are published on Studyinfo and the institutions’ websites once the decisions have been made. These programmes can be applied to via Studyinfo.

Since 2020, the joint application to higher education has been divided into two separate joint applications. In the first joint application, one can apply to degree programmes offered in English and programmes offered by the University of the Arts. In the second joint application in spring, one can apply to degree programmes offered in Finnish and Swedish. The studies begin in Autumn.

Additional information:

Senior Adviser Janni Jokela, janni.jokela [at] (janni[dot]jokela[at]oph[dot]fi) , tel. 029 533 1818
Planning specialist Riku Hanhinen, riku.hanhinen [at] (riku[dot]hanhinen[at]oph[dot]fi), tel. 029 533 1615