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Joint Application to Higher Education

Joint application means that you can apply to up to six (6) study programmes with one (1) application form. These 6 options may include degree programmes from one or several different higher education institutions. Please note, that if you submit several application forms, only the newest one will be taken into consideration and all others will be deleted. Higher education institutions will not inform applicants about deleted applications.

In the spring joint application for study programmes offered in English you do not have to place the study programmes in order of preference, and you can be offered admission to several study programmes. However, you can accept only one study place of those offered to you.

How to apply in the Joint Application to Higher Education?

Steps to follow:

  1. Check the eligibility criteria and make sure you have all necessary documents (and translations if needed) available when the application period starts.

  2. Find out which study programmes you are going to apply to in the joint application.
  3. Fill in the application form during the application period.
    • Make sure that you allow enough time for filling in the application.
    • In order to submit the application form you are required to answer at least mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*). You can check the missing information by clicking “Check x answers” at the top of the page (Under Submit application button).

  4. Click Submit application button on the top right corner of the page.
    • Please remember to submit your application before the end of the application period. Late applications will not be considered.
    • After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you have given on the application form.

  5. After submitting your application form, follow your email regularly.
    • Read carefully all emails related to your application and ask if you have any concerns.
    • Act quickly if you are asked for more information to support your application. Your application cannot be handled if necessary information or document is missing.
    • Follow instructions and timetable given on e.g. attachments or entrance exam.

Below you can find more detailed information on how to fill in and submit the application form, how to make changes and how to upload attachments.

Filling in the application form

You can access the application form during the application period from the Studyinfo front page by clicking “Fill in application“.

No registration is needed for filling in the application form. You do not have to log in, just open the form and start. Carefully read the instructions at the beginning of the application form.

Personal details

You need to fill in your personal details. Mandatory information is marked with an asterisk. If you do not have a Finnish identity code, you are asked to fill in your date of birth and gender.

Make sure that your email address is typed correctly, and it is your personal email address. Do not use other person’s email address. Email address works as an identification detail together with your name and the date of birth.

Permissions

In the section called “permissions” you need to give your consent for electronic communication, give other relevant permissions and select your contact language. You need to fill in this information in order to submit the application.

Educational background

You also need to fill in your educational background. Select and fill in the information of the education that you have completed or will complete during the admission process.

You might be asked to upload attachments regarding your educational background.

Additional questions

You might be asked additional questions depending on those study programmes you have selected on the application form.

Submitting the application

After filling in the application form you must submit it so that higher education institutions can see your application. Application forms cannot be saved as drafts. However, you can fill in the form by answering at least to all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).

You can check the missing information by clicking “Check x answers” at the top of the page (Under Submit application button).

After checking and adding the missing information, you can preview the application by clicking “Preview”. Carefully preview the information. Pay attention to your email address.

After previewing the information, submit the application by clicking “Submit application”.

Note that you can only submit one (1) application form in joint applications. If you submit several application forms, only the newest one will be taken into consideration and all others (e.g. first submitted ones) will be deleted. Higher education institutions will not inform applicants about deleted applications.

Making changes to the application form

After you have submitted your application form, you will receive a confirmation email.

In the confirmation email you will find a link, which you can use to access your application form. Please note that the link is personal! Giving it to someone else means that they can make changes to your application.

You can make modifications to your application form during the application period and save modifications, e.g. change study options. Attachments follow usually separate deadlines and can be uploaded to the application form later, usually within 7 days of the expiration of the application period. Your contact information can be edited throughout the application process.

Please make sure that you allow enough time for the modifications. Please remember to submit your application before the end of the application period / deadline for submitting the applicaiton.

If you have online banking codes from a bank in Finland, a Finnish mobile certificate or Finnish electronic ID-card, you can use them to log in to the My Studyinfo -service to make changes.

Submitting attachments to the application form

You will be asked to upload attachments to y our application form based on degree programmes you have applied to and answers you have given on the application form.

You can upload attachments as you are filling in the application form or you can upload them later. You can see the deadline for an individual attachment and the method of delivery next to the upload button on the form.

Some tips for attachments

Scan all the pages of the required document or take good quality pictures. Make sure that the pictures/scans are legible. Combine the pages of the same document into one file. For example, an educational certificate should be in one file that can include several pages. Check that the documents are all positioned in the same way upright.

Recommended file formats are: PDF, JPG, PNG and DOCX.

Name the attachment file(s) in the following way: Lastname_First name_description/name of document. For example, Smith_Mary_highschooldiploma.

Some attachments may be asked multiple times on the application form. In this case, you are required to upload the same attachment in multiple sections on the application form.

If you have any questions or concerns on your application, of if you wish to cancel your application, please contact the admission services of the higher education institutions you have applied to. Also, if you have not received the confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact one of the higher education institutions you have applied to. They can check if your application form has been received and if the email address on the application form is correct.

Savonia UAS Admission services
admissions@savonia.fi

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Admission services
P.O. Box 6 (Microkatu 1)
FI-70201 KUOPIO
FINLAND