Congratulations and welcome to Arcada University of Applied Sciences!

At this particular web page, you will be able to find all the important details about the Introduction Days. Please, read carefully the information below and check this web-site from time to time as new information may be added throughout the summer.

We wish you a warm welcome to Arcada University of Applied Sciences and fantastic study time!

Introduction Days 

Your journey will begin on the 24th of August at Arcada UAS. Please note that if you are an exchange students, you will start your studies on 25th of August. 

During the Introduction Week, you will be provided with all the necessary information you need to know to ensure a smooth start of your studies at Arcada! The programme of the first day is found below.

Programme - 24 August

International Business (Department of Business Management and Analytics):

10.00-11.00   Big square (Meeting tutors, it-accounts, keys & forms)
11.00-12.00   Big auditorium (Welcome to Arcada and the Department)
12.00-12.30   Big auditorium (Information about the Student Union ASK)
12.30-13.00   Room E383 (Asta, ARBS, Itslearning with Camilla Genberg)
13.00-13.30   Room E383 (Outlook, Tuudo, Office365 etc. with Janne Nyberg)
13.30-14.30   Lunch
14.30-15.30   Small auditorium (Information about the degree programme – Susanna Fabricius)
15.30-         Programme at the Core-house  

Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering (Department of Energy and Materials Technology):

10.00-11.00    Welcome to the department of Energy and Materials Technology, Big Square and D4107-08
11.00-12.00    Programme specific presentation, D4107-08
12.00-13.15    LUNCH (+ time to fix your it account, keys etc.)        
13.15-14.30    Digital tools and course registration D399
14.30-15.00    ASK Arcada Student Union, D4107-08
15.00-15.45    Guided tour
15.45-          Programme with the tutors

Nursing Arcada and Diak (Department of Healthcare):

25 Aug Meeting together with Diak students (at Diak), information about the programme, fair at Arcada
26 Aug Digital tools and course registration, guided tour at Arcada
27 Aug Day at Diak
28 Aug Clinical care 1 starts at Arcada

Nursing (top up) (Department of Healthcare):

24 Aug Intro day 9.00-16.00 D4109
25 Aug Intro day 9.00-16.00 E488
26 Aug Medication calculation 08.00-10.00
         Competence assesment 10.00-15.00
28 Aug Clinical care 1 starts 09.00-16.00

Sjukskötare (tvåspråkig) - Sairaanhoitaja (kaksikielinenkoulutus) (Department of Healthcare):

17 Aug Intro day - more information follows

Exchange students - August 25th

9.00-10.00 Information for exchange students (D4106)

10.00-12.00 Course registration (F3)

                             We are looking forward to seeing you in August!
Additional Information
  • Arcada Student Union – ASK provides all new students with tutors! The tutors will support you to start your studies at Arcada UAS. 
  • The tutors are also available to help you already during the summer through the Facebook groups. Please, find a link to your Facebook group in the Welcome letter you received via email. 
Welcome words from our rector

Related links:

Meanwhile, you could find more useful information by simply clicking on the links below. 

The Academic Year


The Academic year 2019-2020

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

International Degree Students

This page is designed for international degree students at Arcada! Here you could find all the necessary information that is of special value to our foreign students, including useful tips related to living and studying in Finland.

User Account and Password

For using Arcada’s IT services, you will have a personal IT User Account. We recommend you to acquire and manage your User Account at AAS, Arcada Account Services, where you log in using your User Account.

Keys to Campus

Your electronic flex key is personal and allows you to access Arcadas classrooms and computer rooms weekdays from 7.00-21.30 and weekends from 9.00-17.30, see

Studentbostäder - Majstranden

Accommodation in the Helsinki Metropolitan area

On this page you can find information on where you can find accommodation in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. Remember to read the information on the websites carefully before applying for an apartment.

Helsinki as a student city

Helsinki is an incredible city for your student life!

Please, take a little tour to familiarize yourself and get to know more about Helsinki from the video and web-pages provided below: