For applicants

Admissions guides, requirements and contact information for Admissions Offices.

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How coronavirus affects the entrance examinations in spring 2020

The aim is to organise Uniarts Helsinki’s student admissions in accordance with the schedule confirmed by the Ministry of Education and Culture for the first joint application procedure of the spring.

Out of the 81 programmes available for application at Uniarts Helsinki this spring, 79 entrance examinations will be arranged completely digitally. In the last phases of the entrance examinations for the Theatre Academy’s degree programmes in acting and directing, the applicants will come to the university’s facilities one by one all according to their own schedule. The admissions procedure is otherwise digital also for these programmes.

Entrance examinations that require physical attendance and the work of the admission juries will be carefully planned so that the admissions procedure is safe for the applicants, members of the juries and the service personnel alike.

Applicants will be informed personally on any changes concerning the exams by email and in the Studyinfo portal as soon as the more detailed decisions on the arrangements for the next admissions phases have been made.

If you have questions about student admissions and applying to the university, please contact the academies’ admissions offices.

Admissions guides

Application Period

Joint application to higher education via The application period starts on 8 January 2020 and ends on 22 January 2020 (at 3pm EET).

The application period to the Sibelius Academy’s doctoral schools starts on 2 January 2020 and ends on 31 January 2020 at 4.00pm EET. Applications to doctoral studies via

Academy of Fine Arts

Sibelius Academy

Theatre Academy

Acting, in Finnish (bachelor + master)
Acting, in Finnish (master) – no admission in 2020
Acting, in Swedish (bachelor + master) – no admission in 2020
Acting, in Swedish (master) – no admission in 2020
Choreography (master) – no admission in 2020
Dance (bachelor)
Dance Performance (master) – no admission in 2020
Dance Pedagogy (master), in English
Directing (bachelor + master)
Directing (master), in English
Dramaturgy (bachelor + master)
Dramaturgy (master)
Live Art and Performance Studies (master) – no admission in 2020
Lighting Design (bachelor + master)
Lighting Design (master)
Sound Design (bachelor + master)
Sound Design (master)
Theatre Pedagogy (master), in English
Writing (master) – no admission in 2020


Academy of Fine Arts Admissions Office
Tel: +358 50 44 88 540
P.O. Box 10, 00097 University of the Arts Helsinki
Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Elimäenkatu 25 A, Helsinki

Sibelius Academy Admissions Office
Tel: +358 50 43 26 926 or +358 50 43 14 536
P.O. Box 32, 00097 Uniarts
Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Nervanderinkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki

Want to study at Sibelius Academy but don’t know how to get started? Join our live admissions chat on 14 November 2019 at 6pm EET (GMT+2) to submit your questions to various student and staff representatives from Sibelius Academy’s departments.
>> Link to the YouTube event
>> Link to the FaceBook event

Theatre Academy Admission Office
Tel: +358 50 349 6672
P.O. BOX 29, 00097 Uniarts
Visiting address and address for the courier mail: Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00097 Helsinki

Admissions statistics

Applicant statistics of the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sibelius Academy and the Theater Academy for the period 2016-2019

Admission results 2019

Academy of Fine Arts admission results for 5.5-year studies leading to Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degree
Academy of Fine Arts admission results for Master’s studies
Sibelius Academy admission results
Sibelius Academy’s results of the Separate Application procedure (Master’s degree)
Theatre Academy admission results