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Applicants and selected candidates

These reports provide data on applicants and admissions to higher education since 2015.

Note! Some of the reports are subject to data protection measures. In that case numbers of 1-4 persons are shown as "1-4" and larger numbers are rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Percentages are calculated using the protected numbers.

Applicants and those who accepted a place in a higher education institution

The reports include applicant data in the higher education joint application system and the separate application system. By default, the data selection is limited to the joint application system statistics. Data for the 'All applicants' indicator has been adjusted so that an individual can appear only once per row. The same individual may be included more than once in different rows. In the reports, a first-time applicant refers to those who have not previously attained a Finnish higher education degree, and who have not accepted a study place leading to a degree at a Finnish university or polytechnic in 2014 or later.

Starting from study programmes beginning in 2022, the field of education and the HE steering field of education can in some cases be different from previous years, even though the study programme is the same as before. This is because the study programme can have several educational codes, but the compilation of statistics is targeted to one field of education.

Ag​e group
Higher education institution
Region of the study programme
Sector
Study programme

Higher education institution recruitment regions

Applicants by their home region and the region of the study programme. In the opening screen of the report, the regions where education is provided are shown in the rows, and the regions of the applicants' residence in the columns. By default, the data selection is limited to the joint application system statistics.

Applicant's home region  (%)
Applicants expressing first preference and applicants who accepted a study place in the joint applicati​on system in the spring


Analysis reports

Extended data content for analytical purposes.

Applicants and those who accepted a place in a higher education institution