New Master of Fine Arts degree students

The Master’s admission for the Academy of Fine Arts was conducted as a separate admission in autumn 2018. The application period was from the 8th of August to the 22nd of August 2018. 149 applications were submitted through the Studyinfo online application system, of which 1142 were eligible to apply based on their language skills. Based on the evaluation of the compulsory appendices and portfolios, 43 applicants were invited to the interviews and 42 of them attended to the interview.


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



Aho Timo

Dahlberg Laura

Schneider Sandra

Tiittula Eero


On reserve, sculpture:

1. Vainio Jere

2. Kettunen Annina



Aho Henna

Broms Anna

Hinkula Kaija

Jokimies Maaria

Juntunen Topi

Kanto Hanna

Meriläinen Verna

Nurminen Emma

Smets Valentine


On reserve, painting:

1. Hetemäki Laura

2. Xiao Zhiyu

3. Naumanen Heidi

4. Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website

5. Haapanen Anu



Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website

Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website

Niskala Jenni

Yamanoi Risako


On reserve, printmaking:

1. Niskanen Anna

2. Hyrri Juliana

3. Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website


Time and Space Arts

Autio Miia

Bilaletdin Heta

Liljander Sanna

Pietiläinen Jaakko

Pirtola Sampsa

Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website


On reserve, time and space arts:

1. Cruz del Prado Eloy

2. Weber Laura

3. Vogt Lucas


The Academy of Fine Arts has sent an email on 14 November 2018 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 also inquire the results via email.

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 5 December 2018.


Portfolios are to be collected from the Attendees in the info of the Academy on 3 December 2018 at the earliest and on 14 December 2018 at the latest (the address Elimäenkatu 25 A, Helsinki). Any uncollected portfolios or portfolios without sufficient reply postage will be destroyed after 31 January 2019.

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:


14 November 2018 at 2-4 pm. Tme and Space Arts
14 November 2018 at. 1-2 pm. Sculpture
14 November 2018 at 1-3 pm. Painting
14 November 2018 at 1-2 pm. Printmaking


Those applicants who can get feedback, has been sent an e-mail about the feedback and the telephone numbers.

Feedback cannot be given at another time.



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.