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 your study counselor.

Study coordinators

Name: Elisa Jåfs och Susan Wiksten

Position: Study Coordinator

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We help with (among other things):

  •     Discount cards (HSL and KELA meal vouchers) NOTE! With a student card you get these benefits. We recommend that you use the HSL app.
  •     Academic year registration
  •     Study rights
  •     Application for a diploma
  •     Credits for external achievements
  •     Forms and certificates
  •     Change of first or last name and personal identity number

Visiting hours in the library and telephone hours (note that you can send us an e-mail at any time): 

Monday  No visiting hours
Tuesday    No visiting hours
Wednesday 10-12 in the library
Thursday  12-14 telephone hours
Friday   No visiting hours

Course Enrolment

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


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.

Forms and certificates

Here you will find forms for all different types of certificates and registrations you need during your course of study.


Here you'll find a complete list of programmes in English.

Registration for the academic year

Students are, by law, required to register for each academic year (UAS Act 29 §). At Arcada, registration for the academic year shall be made every year during the time 15 April – 10 September.

Registration for the academic year and right to study

When you have been accepted as a student at Arcada you have to confirm that you accept your study place to get 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.

Graduation and degree certificates

In order to graduate you need to have completed everything needed for your degree (courses, thesis, etc.) and you also need to apply for graduation. Discuss your graduation with your supervisor and familiarize yourself with all the information on this site!

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.


All the students at Arcada are insured against accidents. 

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.