Become a Student
Is it you? University of the Arts Helsinki offers the highest education in fine arts, music, dance and theatre in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment.
How to apply
The application period for studies starting in the autumn of 2018 ended 24 January 2018 at 3 p.m. Finnish time. The application period for the master studies at the Academy of Fine Arts is in autumn 2018. The application period for studies starting in the autumn of 2019 is in the beginning of year 2019.
Check out the Admissions Guides and detailed information on applying from the academies’ admissions pages:
With us, you can complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree or a doctorate. We offer more than 30 degree programmes in music, fine arts, theatre, and dance. We welcome all international applicants to the programmes taught in English.
Admissions will be based on applicable basic-level education as well as artistic talent and aptitude for an arts profession, which applicants demonstrate in an audition or entrance exam.
Read the admissions FAQ here.
Read the Admissions Guide and information about applying to the academies' doctoral schools.
Read about student exchange at University of the Arts Helsinki.
Read about students' experiences
From 1st August 2017 onwards, the University of the Arts Helsinki will charge tuition fees from non-EU and EEA students (not from citizens of Switzerland) studying for a degree in English. The amount of the annual tuition fee will be 5,000 euros. The fee is the same for Bachelor’s and Master’s students. Uniarts Helsinki has a scholarship programme in the form of tuition fee waivers, which aims to promote student recruitment and provide financial support for students who need it. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships.
Read also our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about admisisons.
Studying at Uniarts Helsinki
University of the Arts Helsinki offers an inspiring and cross-disciplinary study environment and a stepping stone for future artists. We provide high-quality education that considers students’ individual needs, encouraging the student to hone their craft, think independently and to push boundaries.
University of the Arts Helsinki’s joint studies and extensive artistic activity provide students with tools to work as art professionals in the future. In addition, students gain new perspectives on cross-disciplinary artistic work. Furthermore, through global collaborations, visiting professors and student exchange programmes you’ll have unique learning opportunities in an international context.
University of the Arts Helsinki's main campuses are located in central Helsinki. The Finnish capital is a vibrant seaside city with a special mix of functional and exotic. Helsinki has all the services of a modern city and easy access to nature. The blooming food and urban culture scenes offer unique experiences, attracting locals and tourists alike. Find out more about Helsinki at visitfinland.com.
Find out more about studying in Finland at studyinfinland.fi.
Read about student life
Working as an artist
University of the Arts Helsinki offers the highest education in the arts in Finland. Both studies within the university’s academies and joint studies provide students with tools and capabilities to work as art professionals. Alumni from the University of the Arts Helsinki place in varied positions as artists, educators and experts, both in the art field and other sectors of society.
Read about alumni career stories
Statistics on University of the Arts Helsinki’s admissions
Admission results 2017
The Academy of Fine Arts (5.5-year education)
The Academy of Fine Arts (2-year Master's Degree programme)
Every academy of University of the Arts Helsinki has its own Admissions Office
Academy of Fine Arts Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.O.Box 10, 00097 University of the Arts Helsinki
(Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Elimäenkatu 25 A, Helsinki)
tel +358 40 6614 662
Sibelius Academy Admissions Office (email@example.com)
P.O. Box 32, 00097 Uniarts
(Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Nervanderinkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, FINLAND)
tel: +358 40 7104 211
Theatre Academy Admission Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.O.BOX 29, 00097 Uniarts
(Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00097 Helsinki)
Tel: +358 50 349 6672