Location: Helsinki, Finland
Arcada University is a vibrant, innovative institution with about 2,000 students. Fifty nations are currently represented in the student body, giving the school a truly international atmosphere. The university recently moved into brand new buildings on a campus close to the sea in the historic Arabianranta section of Finland's capital city, Helsinki. In addition to classroom study, the school offers a unique internship opportunity at "The Jolly Dragon" student center.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland, a country sandwiched between Sweden and Russia that combines the best of both Scandinavian and Slavic cultures. The city's contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, and high technology have attracted international recognition. Surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago, Helsinki offers an endless number of outdoor activities as well as a wide range of sports and cultural events.
AccommodationsThe International Coordinator will pre-book a room for you in a shared flat and will give you the necessary information regarding the student accommodation in the welcome e-mail. You do not need to take any action regarding accommodation before that! Please note that you can only apply for a room in student housing after the International Coordinator has pre-booked a room for you. Do keep in mind that rents in Helsinki are rather high. A room in a student housing costs around $425-$515/month.
You will share the apartment with other international students. Everyone has a private room (about 12m2). The kitchen, bathroom as well as the living room are shared. All apartments are furnished and the kitchen is equipped enough to get started. The rent includes water, heating and internet. Student apartments are modern and have their own kitchens and bathrooms. Your visits to the laundry room are free of charge, of course. In the oldest building, which is a mere six-years-old, you can choose between one, two, three and four room apartments.
Student apartments are modern and have their own kitchens and bathrooms. Your visits to the laundry room are free of charge, of course. In the oldest building, which is a mere six-years-old, you can choose between one, two, three and four room apartments.
The average cost of living in Finland is high and comparable to that of the rest of Europe. The minimum living expenses for a single student amounts to appx. $3,000-$4,300/semester, depending on which housing you choose.
Questions and Contacts
For general information about the program and application process contact Margaret Anderson at anderso4@augsburg or stop by our office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23
For more detailed information about courses, documentation, etc. you may contact:
Kátia Torres Airava
International Coordinator/MoveON coordinator
Incoming student exchange
Phone: +358 (0)207 699 468, +358 (0)40 5536525
Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for Arcada.
Nomination by Augsburg College is a requirement for admission, so make sure you complete the tasks in your Global Gateway account well ahead of these deadlines.
- Preliminary Learning Agreement (Note that this is a preliminary learning agreement and you will most likely have to make changes to it). Your selection of courses must be approved by your home university.
- Health Form (students from EU or the Nordic countries) OR (students outside EU)
- Transcript of records (In English)
- A certificate of your English skills
- A photograph (original or scanned)
- A photocopy of your identity document (ID card or Passport)
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||10/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.