Here we have collected all information about studying at Arcada. You can find anything from how to register for a course and exams to the support available to you when writing your thesis. When you need advice along the way you can always turn to the study advisors at the office of student affairs or to the amanuensis at your department.

Course Enrolment

The enrolment for a course begins two weeks before the start of the period and ends two weeks after the start of the period. The enrolment begins at 9 am and closes at midnight. Note that some courses may have a different enrolment period.

Examinations

Examination requirements and forms of examination are stated in the course description. Teachers who are responsible for preparing and administrating the examinations are called examiners.

Transcripts, study certificates and copies

The easiest way to order transcripts or study certificates is to order them via start.arcada.fi by choosing My Studies - Order an official certificate of study or transcript of records.

Programmes

Here you find all programmes in English according to department. Remember to also check the general information about your department.

Departments and Units

Today Arcada had five departments offering programmes on Bachelor and Master levels. As a students you can choose courses within other programmes, so make sure to have a look at everything that is on offer.

Registration for the academic year

Students are, by law, required to register for each academic year (Polytechnics Act 29 §). At Arcada, registration for the academic year shall be made every year during the time 15 April – 15 September.

The Right to Study

Your right to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a university of applied sciences is granted by the Rector.

Degree and Master Thesis

The aim of studies at a university of applied sciences is to educate people in the skills of a specific professional area and develop an ability to conceptually analyse issues within that field.

The Academic Year

 

The Academic year 2019-2020

The academic year starts officially on August 1st 2019 and ends on July 31st 2020.

Arcada summer school

Get inspired and earn credits!

Are you looking for ways to gather more study credits this summer? If so, we’ve got great news: Arcada Summer School gives you the opportunity to study throughout the whole year! Apart from the traditional in-class teaching, we will also offer onl

Language studies

Language and communication skills courses at Arcada are provided by lecturers in

Accidents

All the students at Arcada are insured against accidents. The insurance covers all students during practical lessons, practical training and when travelling to and from the training place (even abroad).

Rules and rights

As a student you have rights and obligations. Here is the full list of documents relevant for you and your studies at Arcada.