Apply to Diak – a higher education institution for common good

Are you interested in working in the social field? Get to know our degree programmes and find out about the application process on the subpages.

Joint application process in spring 2019

The joint application process for spring 2019 has two stages:

The first stage from 9 January to 23 January 2019 is for applications to the English-language Bachelor’s Degree programme in Social Services.

The second stage from 20 March to 3 April 2019 is for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes in social services and health care (Finnish and English). Our Bachelor’s Degree programme in Social Services is only available during the first stage.

Admission results

All results of the joint application to higher education will be published on 28 June 2019 at the latest. All applicants will receive a result email when all results are published.

Confirming your study place

Applicants can only accept an offer from one institution; the option they have placed highest in their application and to which they have enough points to be admitted. Please read about the one study place per term provision.

If you have received an offer from Diak and wish to accept it, you need to do that as well as register as present or absent for the academic year 2019/2020 by 8 July 2019 by 3:00pm Finnish time.

Reserve list

If the official result email states that you are on the reserve list, you can still be accepted as a student.

Acceptance from the reserve list ends on 31 July 2019 or earlier, if the study places in the degree programme are filled before that. If you are accepted from the reserve list, you will receive an email confirmation.


Applicants dissatisfied with Diak’s student selection can appeal the decision. Information on appealing can be found on our FAQ.

Apply to study social services!

Student testimonials

Our students see Diak as a learning community that provides diverse skills for the world of work. Our students learn to encounter people who are in difficult life situations on an equal basis and tackle social injustice.

According to our students, studying at Diak gives them opportunities to make the world a better place.

Read our students’ testimonials.