Application and studying in higher education – SIMHE
You want to complete a higher education degree
You can apply to a university or university of applied sciences to complete a degree in two ways:
- Apply to a higher education degree programme in the joint application: Joint application takes place at the Studyinfo.fi service both in the spring and autumn. You can apply if you have a suitable prior education, such as a general upper secondary education or an upper secondary vocational education. You can also apply if you have a foreign degree which qualifies you for higher education studies in the country where it was obtained. Joint application is the most common way of applying for higher education studies.
- Apply to a higher education degree programme through open UAS or open university studies: First decide what degree you want to study. Then complete the open university route or open UAS path studies. After finishing the studies, you can apply for a study place at Studyinfo.fi service during the application period. You can complete the route or path studies even if you do not have a prior general upper secondary education or upper secondary vocational education. The route and path studies are subject to a fee.
Do you want to complete higher education studies but you do not need a degree? You can take individual courses at an open UAS or open university. The courses are subject to a fee. You can develop your knowledge and skills even if you cannot complete an entire degree there.
Frequently asked questions
Renata’s experiences in higher education studies
On the video Renata Brito tells about her studies and work at TAMK (in Finnish)
Wenqian’s experiences in higher education studies
On the video Wenqian Hui tells about her studies at Tampere University (in Finnish)
Josepha’s experiences in higher education studies
On the video Josepha Berger tells about her studies at TAMK and Tampere University (in Finnish)