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Student selection

Student selection


After the decision on admission has been made by the Faculty Dean, Education Services will notify all applicants of the results. Admitted students will receive a welcome package including the letter of admission and the decision on the granted scholarship, both are sent electronically (by e-mail). You can request a printed letter of admission if necessary. Note though that,  for the application for a residence permit, the Finnish Immigration Service accepts the electronically issued letter of admission.

Education Services will also notifiy all applicants who have not been admitted by e-mail. The reason for denying admission is always stated in this notification. Applicants who have been denied admission may ask for a correction to the decision if they feel that the application has been incorrectly assessed.

Åbo Akademi University will inform applicants on the progress of his/her application by e-mail during the application process. However, due to the large number of applicants it is not always possible to answer individual e-mails concerning the process.

Numerus Clausus

A system of Numerus Clausus (restricted entry) is used. This means that there is a limited number of places available in the programmes and therefore not all eligible applicants are admitted, even though the formal requirements are fulfilled, if there are more applicants than what can be admitted. The various selection procedures and criteria are listed in the programme specific information.

Confirmation of acceptance

Those who have been offered admission must accept the offer by 16 July 2021 at 15:00 (Helsinki time). Please see here, for local time in Finland.
Note that if you are offered a scholarship you will have to confirm your acceptance of the study entitlement and the scholarship within a couple of weeks of receiving the letter.

If an admitted applicant fails to confirm his/her acceptance by the given deadline, he or she will lose the right to enroll at Åbo Akademi University.

Request for correction

If an applicant feels that the application has been incorrectly assessed, he/she should contact the Education Services immediately after receiving the decision.

Eligible applicants who have been denied admission have the right to ask for a correction in writing within 14 days of the publication of the results (that is the date when the result has been posted to the applicant). The request for correction to the decision on admission should be posted to Education Services, Hämeenkatu 13, FI-20500 Turku.

Updated 18.11.2020