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 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).

Find out more about our programmes and apply this spring!


Admission results

Admission results will be published by 28 June 2018 at the latest. All applicants will receive an email confirming their results. Please check your junk email folder regularly.

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.

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.

If the admission results state 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.

Information on accepting an offer and registering for the academic year 2018/2019 will be updated on our information page meant for new students later in the spring.

Applicants dissatisfied with Diak’s student selection can appeal the decision. Instructions will be updated on this website later.

Apply to study social services 9-24 January!

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.