Application process (fall 2023)

Applications open on the 1st of June 2023.

FITech studies are organised by all eight universities in the network and additionally at the University of Helsinki within the 5G field. You can choose courses from one or several universities and apply for a study right for each of them. Please notice that after getting the study right, you need to sign up for the courses in most cases. You will get instructions from the universities.

Please choose the right application form from below.

  • If you are currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Finnish higher education institution, choose Degree student. Remember to include the FITech studies in your personal study plan (HOPS) before you apply in order to ensure that the studies can be included in your degree.
  • If you are not studying for a degree, choose Adult learner.

You need to have a Finnish personal identity code to apply and use Finnish strong e-identification (using e.g. online banking codes with electronic identification activated) to confirm your study place.

If you are a degree or PhD student and the course is organised by your home university, simply enrol to the course in the registration system of your university. No application through FITech is needed.

Apply for a study right

By filling in one application form, you can apply for courses from different universities. Click “Add study programme” to add courses to the form.

Make sure that you have filled in all your names and inserted your phone number in the form +358xxxxxxxxx (with country code, no extra spaces). That way the university is able to register your study right correctly.

Wait for the handling of your application

After sending the form, you will receive an automatic confirmation email with a link to edit the application (check also spam). You can edit the application within the application period. The applications are handled mainly after the application period closes. The applications for continously on-going courses are handled within a week after you have submitted your application.

Please note that processing times during the summer might be longer, especially in July.

Confirm your study place

You will get a link to confirm your study place in the acceptance email. You will need to log in to the system with your online banking access code and verify your identity.

Please remember to confirm the study place in 7 days!

Once you have confirmed your study place, you will receive more instructions from the university one week before the course start the latest. With continously on-going courses a week after you have confirmed the study place.

The note in the acceptance e-mail mentioning that you can only confirm one study place refers to degree programmes, not FITech courses. I.e. you can confirm multiple FITech study places per semester.

You are an adult learner if:

  • You are not currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at any Finnish university or other higher education institute.

Doctoral students and high school students should apply as adult learners.

You are a degree student if:

  • You are currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at some Finnish university or higher education institute