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23 new students admitted to master’s studies at the Academy of Fine Arts

The Master’s admission for the Uniarts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts was conducted as a separate admission in autumn 2017. The application period was from the 9th of August to the 23rd of August 2017. 193 applications were submitted through the Studyinfo online application system, of which 156 were eligible to apply based on their language skills. 55 applicants were invited to the interviews and all of them attended to the interview.

The following 23 applicants are admitted and the following 13 applicants are selected to be on reserve:

Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Hemmilä Heidi
Lehto Ilai
Patonnier Lise

On reserve:
1. Dalhberg Laura
2. Kanerva Virva

Avdeikov Jesse
Backman Marko
Ingelius Niklas
Kim Minjee
Laakso Tuomo
Lamppu Eva
Mihkelsoo Camilla *)
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website

On reserve:
1. Keko Antti
2. Rämö Nana *)
3. Jokimies Maaria

Erikson Maria
Nykänen Jussi
Rahkonen Jenni

On reserve:
1. Cutrin Claire
2. Niskanen Anna

Time and Space Arts
Bullivant Jessie
Conlon Samantha
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Laine Santtu *)
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Parkkima Jarno
Sandell Inari

On reserve:
1. Liljander Sanna
2. Nahkuri Jussi
3. Niskanen Annika
4. Autio Joel
5. Keva Arsi
6. Pirtola Sampsa

* Some supplementary studies are required: Second Domestic Language 3 credits and foreign language 5 credits.

The Academy of Fine Arts will send an email on 15 November 2017 to those who are acceptable as students and those on the reserve list. Some e-mail clients may treat our messages as spam. Please check the spam folder as well. Applicants can inquire the results via email ( ) or by calling +358406614662.

The admitted applicants will receive more information about the procedure, on accepting the study place, and on how to enrol for the academic year by e-mail.

New students are to accept their study places by 3.00 pm Finnish time on 15 December 2017.

Portfolios are to be collected from the Attendees in the info of the Academy on 4 December 2017 at the earliest and on 15 December 2017 at the latest (the address Elimäenkatu 25 A, Helsinki). Any uncollected portfolios or portfolios without sufficient reply postage will be destroyed after 31 January 2018.

Members of the admissions jury will give feedback to those applicants who were interviewed, but were not admitted, at the following times, local Helsinki time:

  • Sculpture: Professor Villu Jaanisoo any time on Thursday 16 November 2017 tel. +358 50 4131906
  • Painting: Lecturer Harri Monni, Monday 20 November 2017 at 13.00- 14.30, tel. +358 50 4488527
  • Printmaking: Professor Annu Vertanen, Thursday 16 November 2017 at 11-12, tel.+358 45 6361600
  • Time and Space Arts: Professors Ulrika Ferm and Salla Tykkä, Monday 20 November 2017 at 12-14, tel. +358 40 7336462 



Applicants can apply for rectification of this decision from the University of the Arts Helsinki under the Universities Act (558/2009), section 82.

The right of appeal means that the applicant has the possibility to request for rectification if there is a reason to believe that there has been an error in the decision-making process. The right of appeal is not intended as a means for receiving feedback or asking for further information about the application process. A written request for rectification should be submitted to the university within 14 days of the publication of the final admission result.

Content of the request for rectification

The admission decisions are based on the information that the applicant has delivered to the University of the Arts Helsinki by the given deadline. The request for rectification must specify the subject matter of the rectification as well as the grounds for it. The request for rectification should contain the applicant’s name, Finnish social security code/date of birth and contact information and be signed either by the applicant or by the applicant’s authorised representative. The request should specify the target programme (or programmes) that the request concerns. If you are sending the request for rectification by e-mail, please write the name of the academy in the subject field.

Delivery of the request for rectification

The request for rectification must be in writing and it must be submitted to the University of the Arts Helsinki Registry. The request for rectification must arrive to the Registry within fourteen days of the announcement of the final admission results. The sender is responsible for the delivery of the request for rectification. The request is sent to the following address:

University of the Arts Helsinki / Registry
P.O. Box 38 / Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C

E-mail: kirjaamo(at)

Ban on appeals

A decision, for which a rectification may be requested under the Universities Act Section 82, may not be appealed against in the administrative court before the rectification process has been completed. An appeal against a decision concerning a rectification request shall be lodged with the administrative court.