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University of the Arts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts is an international academy focusing on the fine arts. Integral to the studies are the students’ personal aspirations, the relationships developed between teachers and students, and individual guidance.

How to apply

Information about our study options and the admissions process can now be found on our new site. On this page you'll find only information regarding the on-going admission process to two-year Master’s studies (autumn 2019). 



Master of Fine Arts Degree (2 years)

Master’s studies are organised in the following subject areas: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, and Time and Space Arts (including Moving Image, Site and Situation Specific Arts, or Photography). 

New students are selected to two-year Master’s studies in a separate Master’s admission every summer/autumn. The selected students will start their studies in next January. To the Master’s studies can be admitted applicants with an applicable lower university degree or other corresponding degree, artistic abilities demonstrated by the applicant and suitability for the Academy of Fine Arts’ studies leading to a Master’s degree, along with language proficiency demonstrated in the manner specified by the Academy. In the first phase, the assessment is based on the application, appendices and portfolio and, in the second phase, the interview and possible supplementary demonstrations of work.


The MFA application period was 14-28 August 2019. Selected students will start their studies in January 2020.


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Master's admission guide 2019
The Admission guide is in pdf format. In case you need the guide in another file format, please contact the Admissions Office.



Academy of Fine Arts Admissions Services


E-mail: kuva.admissions(at)


Tel: +358 50 44 88 540


Post address:
Academy of Fine Arts
Admission Services
P.O.Box 10


Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Elimäenkatu 25 A, 00510 Helsinki