According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education. The purpose of this is to ensure admission to higher education institutions for as many students as possible. Higher education degrees are Bachelor´s degrees and Master´s degrees awarded by universities, and Bachelor´s degrees and Master´s degrees awarded by UAS. The provision applies to all degree studies in higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. The provision does not apply to the Police College of Finland or the Åland Polytechnic. Furthermore, the provision cannot be applied to studies completed at foreign higher education institutions.

The academic term (from 1 August to 30 December or 1 January to 31 July) is the set framework for implementation. The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme during another academic term. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies for one year, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.

Confirming the study place

The applicant is offered only one study place, the one which is the highest on his/her order of preference even though the points would be enough to get accepted for several study options.

Admission results for degree programmes starting in autumn 2019 will be sent by mail to the students by 28 June 2019. In addition to the letter of admittance, the student will receive a confirmation form. It is imperative that the student submits the confirmation form to the higher education institution in which he/she wishes to study by 8 July 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time at the latest, otherwise the student will lose the study place.

* Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you have applied to several degree programmes, please wait until you have received all the admission results as you can only accept one new study place. Once you have received all the results, select your study place and return the confirmation form. Please attach a copy of your upper secondary education certificate(s) to your confirmation form. If you have been accepted to a higher option of preference, you cannot choose a study place from options of a lower preference. A student loses his/her study place, if the confirmation form arrives at the higher education institution after the set date.

Reserve places and waiting list

The applicant sets his/her study options in order of preference when applying to UAS and certain university degree programmes. This order of preference cannot be altered after the application period has ended.

If a student has not been admitted to any of his/her study options and he/she is placed on a reserve place, he/she might be admitted on a later date.  The applicant can also accept the study place conditionally and wait for a study place of his/her higher option. The reserve place is for one of the preference options that the student has expressed in his/her joint application. The applicant cannot choose a reserve place from options of a lower preference than that to which he/she has already been admitted.

The higher education institution will inform those admitted after 10 July 2018 about the date for submission of the confirmation form.

Admitting from the waiting list ends on 31 July 2018. By this date, the student is either admitted to a reserve place on the waiting list, or to the study place initially offered to him/her.