| 31.03.2021

Hanken's education attracts both Swedish and Finnish speaking applicants - The application pressure remains high

One third of all applicants for Hanken in the joint application in the spring of 2021 are Finnish speaking. Strong knowledge of both domestic languages ​​after graduation provides good job opportunities.

The application period in this spring's joint application ended today at 3 pm. This year, Hanken received a total of 2005 applications for the Swedish taught Bachelor's Program, which is somewhat less compared to the year before when the university got more applications than ever before. The opportunity to apply directly to the subject of economics is new for this year. Another novelty at Hanken was the opportunity to apply directly on the basis of high school certificates from Sweden. It was also possible to apply on the basis of the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT).  

“We have received more than 50 applications from Sweden which shows that the interest towards Hanken is growing also there. We are very pleased for this development and we see it as a step towards attracting international talents to Finland”, says Rector Karen Spens.  

The application for Hanken's English taught Master's Program was completed earlier this spring and attracted 490 applicants from all over the world. Of these, 151 students were admitted to the program. The Doctoral Program has also been popular and 16 doctoral students were admitted to it, out of a total of 247 applicants.  

Entrance examinations spring 2021  

Hanken's bachelor education in Swedish is part of the joint admission to economics education, where 60% of the students are admitted on the basis of their matriculation examination and 40% on the basis of an entrance examination.

The joint entrance examination is applied at all universities in Finland that offer education in economics. Hanken arranges entrance examination for economics education on 8.6.2021 with careful security arrangements.  

“Our own Principal Karen Spens has promised to volunteer as a supervisor during the entrance examination”, says Admissions Manager Ida Borgar, who is responsible for the planning.  

Hanken arranges the entrance examination in Hanken's main building and in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. The event includes safety distances of two meters. Everyone, both applicants and staff, are required to use safety equipment such as face masks.

There are separate safety instructions for applicants. Answers to frequently asked questions about the arrangements can be found here. For more information about admission, please contact Hanken's admissions service (ansokan@hanken.fi, phone: 040 3521 388).