How to find the application form?
If the application period is ongoing, application forms are available in Studyinfo.fi. Search for the degree program and you will find the application form as well.
What is a Joint application?
In Joint application for higher education in Finland you fill in one application form and can apply with the same application for six different degree programs.
NB. It is possible that some degree programmes are not part of the joint system. In order to apply for those, you have to (and you may) fill in another (separate) application form, or even several forms.
What education do I need to be able to apply for higher education in Finland?
You need e.g. a matriculation examination or a vocational upper secondary qualification - in other words, you need a qualification that provides eligibility for higher education in your own country.
I have completed my Bachelor’s/Master’s degree outside Finland, is it ok?
That is OK and a recognition by the Finnish National Agency for Education is not needed.
Can I get admission points from my matriculation examination?
If you have completed a Finnish matriculation examination in 1990 or after, your grades are in a register. If the degree programme uses matriculation examination as a scoring method (see Admission criteria), your grades will automatically transform to admission points.
If you have completed a Finnish matriculation examination before 1990, the diploma saved on the application form is the way to get the points.
Grades from IB (International Baccalaureate), EB (European Baccalaureate) and DIA Diploma (RP Diploma, German Reifeprüfung) are converted and valued if you save the diploma on the application.
Do I get admission points from work experience? How do I prove that I have been working?
If the degree programme uses work experience as a scoring method (see Admission criteria), you can get admission points from relevant work experience. You must prove your work experience by a work certificate (reference) that indicates the time when you have been working and the content of your duties.
Do I need to submit IELTS to prove my English language skills?
No. English language skill is measured in the entrance examination. If you apply with the SAT test, the test contains English tasks.
Can I send documents by e-mail?
Please save the documents online on the application.
Do I need to submit my certificates again? They should be in Haaga-Helia because I have applied earlier.
An application with appendices is valid only for the application period in question. Therefore all required certificates must be submitted each time when you apply.
How to find applicant statistics?
From the Education Statistics portal Vipunen.