Application deadlines

When can you apply?

You can apply to HELBUS programmes at any time of the year. We make admissions decisions throughout the year. You can apply early and indicate in your application your preferred start date.

How long does it take to find out if I have been admitted?

If you have submitted all your required documents and responded to any further queries we may have, we have the following standard times for making a decision:

  • For the first year of studies: within two weeks of submitting your application
  • For the third year of studies: within five to six weeks of submitting your application
  • For the MBA-programme: within five to six weeks of submitting your application

If you require a residence permit in Finland, the process will take longer. Please try to apply well below the deadlines before, to allow sufficient time for the residence permit process as well as preparing for your arrival in Finland.

Does HELBUS have application deadlines?

To ensure that you can get a study place and to ensure that you can start your studies at the same time as your fellow students, we do have application deadlines.

Application deadlines for Finnish and EU citizens as well as those who already have residence permit in Finland:

  • First year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management
    • Apply before 31.7.2019 – start your studies in September 2019
    • Apply before 30.11.2019 – start your studies in January 2020
  • Third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management
    • Apply before 21.11.2019 – start your studies in January 2020
    • Apply before 14.11.2020 – start your studies in January 2021
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Apply before 31.7.2019 – start your studies in end of September 2019
    • Apply before 17.11.2019 – start your studies in January 2020

Application deadlines for non-EU citizens who need a residence permit in Finland:

  • First year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management
    • Apply before 30.6.2019 – start your studies in early September 2019
    • Apply before 30.11.2019 – start your studies in January 2020
  • Third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management
    • Apply before 1.10.2019 – start your studies in January 2020
    • Apply before 1.10.2020 – start your studies in January 2021
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Apply before 30.6.2019 – start your studies in end of September 2019
      • If all your application documents are in order and you are really quick in replying to any queries we may have, you may still be offered a study place if you submit your application by 31.7.2019
    • Apply before 1.10.2019 – start your studies in January 2020

What happens if I miss the deadline?

If you miss the deadline, please don’t worry. If all your application documents are in order and you are really quick in replying to any queries we may have, it may be that you can be offered a study place earlier even if you missed the deadline. Just make sure to submit your application as soon as possible and we will consider you for the next possible intake. In that case, however, we cannot guarantee entry for your desired start date and you will be asked to sign this late admissions form.

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