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9,600 get admission to English-taught, art studies programmes

Published : 07 Jun 2023, 00:45

  DF Report
International students in front of the University of Lapland. DF File Photo.

About 9,600 students were offered admission to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and art study programmes for the Autumn session, said the Finnish National Agency for Education in a press release on Tuesday.

More than 61,300 students applied to English-taught study programmes and art study programmes offered in the joint application this spring, with 16 % receiving an offer of admission.

The selection in the joint application consisted of programmes offered in English and programmes offered by the University of the Arts Helsinki. Compared to last spring, the number of applicants grew by 100 %. The rate of acceptance reduced to 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.

Out of the total accepted students, 54 % 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 ( Polytechnic Institutes) was 13 % and to universities 16 %.

About 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.

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.

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