Wednesday October 05, 2022

Number of students skyrockets in autumn joint application

Published : 17 Sep 2022, 01:43

Updated : 17 Sep 2022, 01:45

  DF Report

Foreign Students in Finland. DF File Photo.

A total of 43, 390 students have applied for admission in higher educational institutes in the joint application process of autumn starting in January 2023, said the Finnish National Agency of Education in a press release issued on Friday.

The number of applicants is 9060 higher compared to the number in the corresponding joint application last autumn.

There were over 9 500 study places available in 315 study programmes offered mostly by Universities of Applied Sciences (Polytechnic Institutes).

The deadline for autumn joint application to higher education ended on 14 September.

About 98 % of the applicants only applied to Universities of Applied Sciences, 1 % only applied to university studies and 1 % to both university and Universities of Applied Science programmes.

The most popular fields by number of applicants were business, administration and law, health and welfare as well as information communication technologies (ICT).

Applicants could select six applications options on the application form, and the average number of study programmed applied to was 2,7 per applicant.

Most of the study programmes available were Bachelor’s level studies, and there were 37 430 applicants to these study programmers.

In addition to this, 6 990 participants applied to available Master’s level studies in both universities and universities of applied sciences.

During the next few months, higher education institutions inspect applications and organize entrance exams.

The first results of the autumn joint application will be published in October, and all results will be published on the 26th of November 2022 at the latest.