After you apply (Application for Master's Programmes in English)

After you apply

On this page you can find details of what happens after you apply to a Master’s Programme in English or to a multilingual Master’s Programme. The application period ends on January 12th 2018 at 15.00 o’clock (local Finnish time). You may supplement your application documents until January 26th 2018, 15.00 o’clock (local Finnish time). If your application and the supporting documents meet the set requirements, your application will be sent for academic evaluation.

In order to be sent for academic evaluation, your application must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • You have demonstrated your language proficiency in time and according to the requirements of the Master’s Programme
  • You have sent the required educational documents in time and according to the given instructions
  • The degree indicated as the grounds for application makes you eligible to apply to the Master’s Programme
  • You have sent the additional documents required by the Master’s Programme

Please note that University Admissions Finland (UAF) processes the educational certificates, including credential evaluation and verifies your language skills according to the set requirements.

After filling in and sending the application form you will receive confirmation email. All the required application documents are listed in this email. Also the due date for application documents is given in it. Make sure that you send all the requested documents within the application period and that they meet the requirements defined by the programme you are applying to. Application documents are processed in the order of arrival. If any of the documentation does not meet the set requirements, the applicant is contacted by email. Also the University of Helsinki may ask you to supplement your application any time during the application process. Depending on the time your documents have been processed by UAF, you might receive an email notification after the due date for application documents. In this case it is not possible to supplement the application anymore.

UAF evaluates the eligibility and authenticity of your educational certificates. This includes, among others, contacting your previous educational institution and the language test organizer. Any malpractice will be reported to your home institution and the appropriate authorities.

Once the evaluation process is finished, UAF will send all application documents to the University of Helsinki for academic evaluation. Please note that UAF does not make admission decisions, they will be made by the University of Helsinki.

In academic evaluation your application will be reviewed according to the admission criteria of the Master’s Programme. You will find the admission criteria of the programme you are applying to in Studyinfo. If e.g. an interview, a portfolio or a preliminary assignment is part of the evaluation process, it will be noted separately in the admission criteria.

In the academic evaluation the applications will be ranked, and only the best applicants will be admitted. You will be informed of the admission results personally by e-mail no later than April 13th 2018. The e-mail will be sent to the address you have given on the application form. You will also find the information about the results in the My Studyinfo –service.