Congratulations and welcome to Arcada!

 Welcome to Arcada - we wish you a fantastic time here!

Introduction day for your programme

Here you will find all the important details about the start of your study (introduction day). Please, read carefully the information found on your own programme page (will be updated shortly):

Bachelor programmes:

Master programmes:

For Double Degree students arriving to Arcada in September, an introductory session will be held via Zoom in August (date and time will be updated later on). Zoom link and more information is sent by email.  

Here we have collected tips on how to get started with the most important web and mobile tools for the beginning of your studies.

Additional Information

Arcada Student Union – ASK provides new students with tutors! The tutors will support you to start your studies at Arcada UAS. Read more about the tutors here

Rector's greeting

Rector Mona Forsskåhl welcomes you to Arcada.

Related links

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

The Academic Year

Here you will find all dates and other important information related to the current academic year (2020-2021).

The Academic year 2020-2021

The academic year starts officially on August 1st 2020 and ends on July 31st 2021.

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 and Education tools, you will get your own personal IT User Account. When you accept your study place in Arcada, a User Account is automatically created for you in our system.

Keys to Campus

Your electronic flex key is personal and allows you to access Arcadas classrooms and computer rooms normally weekdays from 7.00-21.00 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: