About entrance examinations

The admissions procedure for some of University of the Arts Helsinki’s degree programmes includes an audition, entrance examination or an interview. These assess your talent, motivation and aptitude for a profession in the arts. The form and content of the auditions or entrance examinations vary depending on the academy and degree programme. 


University of the Arts Helsinki will not introduce first-time applicant quotas in 2016.


Details of the 2016 auditions and entrance examinations with academy-specific application instructions will be published here:

Academy of Fine Arts

Sibelius Academy

Theatre Academy


The content of the auditions and entrance examinations varies year by year. Nevertheless, anecdotes of our students’ entrance exam experiences may help you prepare for the admissions process. You can read them below.