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If you believe there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you have the right to make a written request for rectification.

If you are dissatisfied with the result, we recommend that you contact Diak’s Admission Services first. Admission Services can give you a breakdown of your score. If you wish to make an appeal after contacting the Admission Services, please follow the instructions below.

According to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, a person who has applied for entry to a university of applied sciences may lodge a rectification request (appeal) with an administrative body designated by the university of applied sciences. According to the Degree Regulations of Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, this administrative body is the Examination Board of Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.

The appeal has to be made within 14 days from the publication of the student selection results. The appeal has to be submitted by 3pm on the last day of the rectification period.

The appeal is to be addressed at the Examination Board of Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Examination Board
PO Box 12
FI-00511 Helsinki, Finland

The request for rectification has to be made in writing. It can also be sent by email. If you use email, please take into account IT security matters.

The request has to include the following information:

  • the decision that is being appealed (please attach a copy of your notification of student selection results letter)
  • which part of the decision is requested to be rectified
  • grounds for the appeal
  • contact information (name, address, email address, phone number)

Please also attach to the request any documents that you wish to appeal to.

The Examination Board will consider the appeal in their meeting and the applicant will be notified of the decision in writing.

Appeals made in the spring 2024 student selection processes are considered at the meeting of the Examination Board on 23 August 2024.