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How to apply

Application Process

University Admissions Finland (UAF) offers a reliable and safe way to submit application documents for admissions. Eleven Finnish universities partner with UAF for credential evaluation and evaluation of language skills.

Follow the instructions carefully and make sure you know the programme-specific requirements before you start applying.

1. Search & Apply

All available study programmes in Finland can be found on the Studyinfo portal ( where you can search for suitable programmes and start the application. The online application is only open during the application period, so make sure you know when the application period starts. Once you have found a programme you wish to apply to, find out what the admissions requirements are.

2. Collect the documents

Information concerning the documents you need for admissions is provided by the university/programme you are applying to and the Studyinfo portal. The list of required documents is also on the online application.

Please note that each application must have its own set of requested application documents.

3. Submit the documents to UAF

Please send all of your documents to the University Admissions Finland’s office by mail. Your application documents have to arrive by the given deadline. E-mail attachments will not be accepted. UAF does not process application documents that have arrived after the deadline.

For information on submitting documents, see How to submit documents.

Due to the great amount of arriving mail, we cannot confirm the arrival of individual documents. All mail will be processed in order of arrival and once your documents have been processed, you will receive an e-mail notification from UAF.

4. Processing the documents

University Admissions Finland processes all documents according to the same processing procedures. Documents are processed in two steps, both of which your application documents must pass:

  1. We will verify your language skills and check that they meet the requirements set by the university
  2. We will check that all of your required educational documents have arrived and then we will verify your credentials.
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5. UAF forwards the application documents to the university

After the processing is completed, your application documents will be sent to the university you have applied to for their academic assessment. Admissions will be carried out by the universities and they will inform the applicants on their admission results according to their own schedules. University Admissions Finland does not take part in the academic assessment and therefore cannot give you any information on the admission results.

Please visit the university’s website for more information on their admissions requirements.