Tuesday, January 3, 2012


The application for admission into Finnish UAS for autumn 2012 is here. Applying to programmes conducted in English at polytechnics/UAS takes place through a system of online joint application. Prospective students can apply to four different degree programmes at polytechnics/UAS using the same application form.

Application period for programmes starting in autumn 2012 starts on  9 January and closes on 14 February 2012 at 4.15 pm Finnish time. All required attachments have to be at the admissions office of the applicant's first choice polytechnic /UAS by 24 February 2012 at 4.15 pm Finnish time.  All attachments have to be posted or delivered to the admissions office, faxed or scanned copies are not accepted. Paper applications not submitted online must arrive at the admissions office of the applicant's first choice polytechnic/UAS by the end of application period at 4.15 pm Finnish time. All those applicants who are applying with a qualification completed somewhere else than in Finland and are not citizens of an EU/EEA-country, must provide a proof of language skill. Accepted certificates are:

    TOEFL score 550 pbt/79-80 ibt
    IELTS academic score 6.0
    grade C in the Finnish Matriculation examination in advanced level English
    skills level 4 in English in the National Certificate of Language Proficiency.

In addition upper secondary education or University degree in English completed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States of America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand or a bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English in a European Union or European Economic  Area -Country  is also accepted as a demonstration of sufficient English language skills. Education in English completed in any other country will not be accepted. Proof of language skill must arrive at the admissions office by 24  February 2012 4.15 pm at the latest.

Please contact the admissions office of the polytechnic/UAS of your first choice in all matters relating to your application and to changes in your circumstances.