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.

To keep your right to study you have to register for the Academic year, every year.

The right to study status is determined by the scope of the degree programme. As a rule, students are expected to accumulate 60 credits per academic year. Read more about how absence affects your study time here.

Bachelor degree programmes

Degree programme Credits Duration
International Business 210 credits 3.5 years
Materials Processing Technology 240 credits 4 years
Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering 240 credits 4 years
Nursing 210 credits 3.5 years

Studies for any Bachelor degree programme should be completed within a time period that is, at the most, one year longer than the time prescribed for that programme. You do not need to apply for the additional year. If you for some reason fail to finish your studies within the time limit given, the you may apply for extended right to study.

Master degree programmes

Degree programme Credits (ECTS) Duration
Big Data Analytics (full-time) 60 credits 1 year
International Business Management (part-time) 90 credits 3 years
International Business Management (full-time) 90 credits 1.5 years
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare (part-time) 90 credits 3 years
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare (full-time) 90 credits 1.5 years
Media Management (part-time) 60 credits 2 years
Media Management (full-time) 60 credits 1 year
Mental Health (part-time) 90 credits 3 years

For masters degree programmes the duration is 1,5 years for full-time studies and 3 years for part-time studies. However, the duration for the degree programmes in Big Data Analytics and Media Management is 1 year for full-time studies, and 2 years for part-time studies (concerns students admitted to the programmes 2015 or later).

Studies for any Master degree programme should be completed within a time period that is, at the most, one year longer than the time prescribed for that programme. You do not need to apply for the additional year. If you for some reason fail to finish your studies within the time limit given, the you may apply for extended right to study.

Study coordinators

Name: Siri Ahlroth-Barboza, Elisa Jåfs, Laurits Møller, Saga Strömberg

Position: Study Coordinator

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We help with (among other things):

  •     Discount cards (HSL, VR, Matkahuolto 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

Reception times in the library and by phone as follows (please note that you can email us at any time):

Monday Closed
Tuesday at 11-12.30 in the Library
Wednesday at 13-15 phone
Thursday at 11-12.30 in the Library
Friday Closed