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Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Arcada is a multi-professional University of Applied Sciences in Finland. At Arcada high level research with societal impact meets lifelong learning within all our areas of expertise; Business management and analytics, Energy and materials technology, Health and welfare, Culture and media, and Healthcare. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Sustainability and social responsibility are present in all activities at Arcada: in our education, research, organisational culture and on campus.
  • A globally relevant Swedish-language higher education institution in Helsinki at the forefront of change and development.
  • The Arcada quality culture is based on result awareness, individual taking of responsibility and an open climate/dialogue and interaction with the environment.


At Arcada, we offer three English-language and 14 Swedish-language programmes at bachelor's level. With us, you gain access to the latest expertise in the area you are passionate about and build knowledge that is relevant and sought after in the labour market - both today and in the future!

Arcada gives you many options to grow in your professional role, acquire sought-after skills, expand your professional network and take the next step in your career. Our flexible master's programmes, all of which can be combined with full-time work, are aimed at those who want to take on new challenges and in the future aim for leadership or development tasks.


Through our transdisciplinary efforts we conduct research programes that study future challenges in society and working life, sustainability, the delivery of social and welfare services, health promotion and technical solutions that support an ageing populations wellbeing.


Karriärcenter Arabia will offer career planning, counselling and service guidance in Swedish for young people and adults. A broad target group can here get all their services from one and the same place, in Swedish. The center is launched in collaboration between Arcada University of Applied Sciences, the secondary vocational institution Prakticum and youth service provider Sveps.  

Housing services

Almost 500 student apartments are found on Arcadas campus. As an Arcada student you are welcome to apply for accommodation on campus.

Students at Arcada often find an apartment through HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing. HOAS maintains approximately 10 000 student apartments in the metropolitan region.You can also visit the HOAS Facebook page for more information.

The HOAS apartments usually consist of private rooms with a common kitchen and bathroom. Most of the apartments are unfurnished, but there is a small number of furnished flats with essential furnishing (table, chair, bed, not including linen or kitchenware!). 

Library services

Arcada’s library, located in block C2, offers library and information services for Arcada’s students and staff. The library's central activities are customer service, maintenance of the collections, development of information competence, the electronic services, statistical follow-up and key figures as well as cooperation with other actors.

ICT services

The IT unit is responsible for the operation and development of Arcada's information system and IT infrastructure as well as operating IT-support.

The Head of the IT unit is responsible for the management, comprehensive development and operational plan of the unit. 

Campus life

The study environment at Arcada is great as it is a unified campus with a UAS, student housing and student union buildings. The campus surroundings are close to the sea and nature, but still has excellent connections to the city centre. The city centre can be reached in 20 minutes by bus or tram, and the metro is not far away either. Right next to the student housing there is a shopping centre with everything needed in everyday life and nearby are excellent areas for leisure activities.

Sports facilities

If you want to meet new people, Arcada Student Union – ASK and the different Student Associations arrange pastime activities such as parties, sitzes, trips, cottage weekends and other events. You can also just stop by the Cor-house and enjoy the terrace with new friends.

When it comes to sports, Arcada Student Union arranges different kind of activities. Arcada also holds a fully equipped gym, which all student at Arcada can use for a very reasonable prize. For more information about the Arcada gym and other free-time acitivites on campus, click here. 

Student clubs

At Arcada you will find four associations for students:

  • Commedia rf
  • HanSe – Trade and Service Student Association
  • HoSK – Comrade Association at the Institution for Health and Social Care.
  • TLK – the Comrade Association of the Technical Institute. 
  • Kult rf


Helsinki, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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