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  • Locations: Helsinki, Finland
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:


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.

Fact Sheet



Academic Information


Courses Available to International Students

Academic Calendar





The 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.

Aracada dorms

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 cost of living in Finland, on average, is comparable to the rest of Europe. For basic expenses such as food, rent and transportation (without the costs of partying and making trips) a student will need EUR 750 - 1000/month (approximately US $4,600 for the semester).




Questions and Contacts

If you have done so already, check out the Before You Go page for information about starting the study abroad process.
You should also plan to attend a 20-minute general information session to get an overview of how study abroad works at Augsburg: planning, finances, scholarships, academics and more. Sessions are held every day in the Study Abroad/Study Away office in Oyate Commons (lower level Christensen Center). See schedule.

For questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall, Suite 23. Make an appointment.

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



Application Process

How to Apply

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.

Required Documents:

  • 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)

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** 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.