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New students admitted to Master’s studies at the Academy of Fine Arts


The Master’s admission for the Academy of Fine Arts was conducted as a separate admission in autumn 2019. The application period was from the 14th of August to the 28th of August 2019. 172 applications were submitted through the Studyinfo online application system, of which 160 were eligible to apply based on proved language proficiency and the required advance assignments. Based on the evaluation of the compulsory appendices and portfolios, 46 applicants were invited to the interviews and 44 of them attended to the interview.

The following 23 applicants are admitted, and the following 16 applicants are selected to be on reserve:



Fox, Maija
Sederlöf, Nora
Taulu, Anssi *
Vainio, Jere *
Yau, Mandy

Reserve list:

1. Käyhkö, Maija
2. Härkönen, Henrik
3. Zhao, Wenjuan



Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Happonen, Taru
Hyvönen, Einari
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Paakkonen, Mikko
Reuter, Oliver
Suikkanen, Saimi
Xiao, Zhiyu

Reserve list:

1. Vanonen, Juha
2. Baistrocchi, Giulio
3. Vihervuori, Virpi
4. Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website *



Bredenberg, Anna *
Hamada, Natalie
Immonen, Essi

Reserve list:

1. Hyrri, Juliana
2. Halonen, Jemiina
3. Höijer, Jemena


Time and Space Arts

Cemin, Laura
Hoogerdijk, Sjors
Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
Martikainen, Aleksi
Matveinen, Anna
Prokofyeva, Daria
Wongsing, Poomin

Reserve list:

1. Samborska, Justyna
2. van der Rijt, Arvid
3. Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website
4. Chotipatthamanon, Sakonpat
5. Applicant has not authorised publication of their name on the website *
6. Pluciennik, Marek


* Supplementary studies are required: second domestic language 3 credits, foreign language 5 credits as well as maturity test 0 credits.


The Academy of Fine Arts will send an email on 14 November 2019 to those who are accepted as students and those on the reserve list. Some e-mail clients may treat our messages as spam; please check your e-mail spam folder as well. The admitted applicants will receive more information about the admission procedure, on accepting the study place, and on how to enrol for the academic year by. Applicants can also inquire the results via e-mail (


New students are to accept their study places by 3.00 pm Finnish time on 28 November 2019.


Paper format portfolios can be collected from the attendees in the info of the Academy on 2 December 2019 at the earliest and on 10 January 2020 at the latest (visiting address Elimäenkatu 25 A, Helsinki). Uncollected portfolios or portfolios without sufficient reply postage will be destroyed.

Members of the admission jury will give feedback on the phone to those applicants who were interviewed, but were not admitted, at specific times, local Helsinki time if requested. Applicants receive more detailed information on how to request feedback via e-mail. Feedback cannot be given at another time.



How to request for rectification

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.