Arcada’s instructions for preventing spread of infection in force until 31.1 

Due to the fact that Helsinki is still in the community transmission phase, and the general restrictions for the metropolitan area continue to apply, Arcada's instructions to prevent the spread of infection will continue to apply until 31.1. The goal of the restrictions is to avoid further spread of COVID-19 and a total closure of the campus.  

The student health care is changing - now you can use FSHS services

From 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides health care services for all students of universities of applied sciences. You now get access to a wider range of health care services than before, including mental health and dental care. By paying the health care fee to Kela, you are entitled to all services within FSHS - in several locations, online and by phone.

The lunch restaurant is closed in January

The lunch restaurant at Arcada will be closed until 31.1. A new situation assessment will be made at the end of January.

In January you can get student lunch at e.g. Diak and at some of Unicafé's restaurants, including one in Kumpula (take away lunch available).

The Info and Arcada opening hours in January 2021

The Info and the switchboard are open weekdays 9.00-15.00.

The main entrance stays closed for all external visitors until 31.1.2021, you may enter the building (next to the main entrance) using your own flex key weekdays 7.00-20.45, weekends 9.00-17.30

Securitas working hours are weekdays 15.00-21.00.

If you have questions about the opening hours, please contact the Info or

CANCELLED Welcome to Arcada's Support Workshop online 12.1!

The workshop on the 12th of January is cancelled. More information about the workshops during the spring term will be published here shortly.

Are you writing your thesis or struggling with other written assignments? Do you have difficulty finding motivation or feeling stuck in your studies? Are you using too much of your time worrying about grammar, solving technical problems or getting the citations and references right?

Application to Arcada’s Degree Programmes in English from the 15th of December 2020 to the 25th of February 2021

The application period for Arcada’s bachelor’s and master's degree programmes in English has now begun, and will remain open until 25 February 2021 (3pm Finnish time).

Feel free to spread this information in your networks, for example by sharing this news link.

This application round it is possible to apply to two of our three Bachelor’s degree programmes in English: 

Digital Accesibility - What Every Student Should Know!

Accessibility promotes equality. Digital accessibility means that digital services must be designed so that they take into account people's differences. Anyone should be able to use webservices and their content without difficulty. You as a student are also covered by the directive. Here we have compiled the most important things you need to know to know about acceibility. The EU Accessibility Directive and the new national law on digital accessibility entered into force in September 2020.