Apply for 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 2018

The joint application process for spring 2018 has ended. It had two stages:

The first stage from 9 January to 24 January is for applications to the English-language Bachelor’s Degree programme in Social Services.

The second stage from 14 March to 28 March is for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes in social services and health care (Finnish and English).

Admission results

All results of the joint application to higher education are published on 28 June 2018 at the latest. All applicants will receive a result email when all results are published.

Results published earlier

Universities and universites of applied sciences can also publish results earlier than the deadline. The offial result email, however, will only be sent when all results of the joint application have been published, by 28 June 2018.

After we have published the results for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Social Services, you may log in to the Opintopolku / My Studyinfo service and see your situation.

If you are unable to log in, you can use the secure link you received after submitting your application. If your link is missing, please contact the Admission Services.

If you have enough points to get admitted, you can confirm your study place before all results have been published if

  • you have been accepted to your highest preference
  • you have been accepted to one of your lower preferences and cannot be accepted to higher preferences (the result for the higher preferences is, for example, failed).

If you have enough points to get admitted to Diak but your higher preferences have not published their results yet, you can see that you have been accepted but you are still waiting for results from higher preferences. In this situation you cannot yet confirm your study place at Diak.

When waiting for results, please check your junk email folder regularly.

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 an institution and want to accept it, you need to do that as well as register as present or absent for the academic year 2018/2019 by 10 July 2018 by 3:00pm Finnish time.

Please see information for new students for more detailed info!

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 2018 or earlier, if the openings 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.