Application Process

Applying to Novia UAS is possible mainly through the Joint application to Higher Education, spring 2020, for degree programmes at higher education institutions in Finland. The application should be submitted online at during the application period. After submitting the application online, the applicant should upload the required application attachments in the online application form. The application and uploaded attachments will be checked by the admissions services. All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility and meet the requirements will be invited to the entrance examinations.

International student admission is based only on success in entrance examinations. The entrance examinations are compulsory and will be arranged in Finland 2020 for all degree programmes. Some degree programmes also arrange entrance examinations abroad and some arrange the entrance examination as an e-interview.

How to apply in the joint application? 


1. Submit your application online at during Joint application to Higher Education, spring 2020, 8 - 22 January 2020 at 3 pm (Finnish time)

2. Upload your application attachments in the online application form no later than 29 January 2020 at 3 pm (Finnish time). Please check the programme-specific deadlines for submission of pre-task when applying to a Master degree programme!

3. Wait for an invitation to the entrance examinations.

4. Prepare for the entrance examinations and participate in the examinations in March-April 2020 

5. Wait for the decision on student admission to be published. They will be published continously, however at the latest 5 June 2020 

6. If you are an admitted student, remember to confirm your study place before 10 July 2020 at 3 pm (+2hrs GMT). If you are a non EU/EEA-citizen, remember to submit your student residence permit application as soon as you have confirmed your study place.

7. Studies begin in August/September 2020, exact dates will be published later on and will be available at Information for new students.