| 19.01.2017

Share of international applicants to Hanken’s Master’s programmes steady

The application period for Hanken’s Master’s programmes was closed on Wednesday 18 January. Hanken received a total of 354 applications.

Hanken is very content with the result. The proportion of international students kept steady and most of the applicants come from outside EU/EEA. The application criteria have been tightened which resulted in better quality among the applicants. The number of applicants decreased in comparison to last year when Hanken tried out less strict entrance requirements. Re-introducing tighter application criteria was a conscious choice.“In this year’s application round we have introduced stricter application criteria. This way Hanken seeks to attract motivated applicants of internationally high quality. We are particularly happy with the fact that the proportion of international applicants has not decreased since last year”, says Minna Martikainen, Dean of Education at Hanken.“Hanken wants to provide Finnish business life with students of internationally high standards. The application numbers show that applying stricter application criteria whilst introducing tuition fees was the right decision. This also shows that Finnish education is internationally appreciated and that high quality education can have a substantial price tag”, Martikainen continues.Hanken has also renewed the application system for international applicants.“With the new system we hope to achieve international efficiency throughout the application process. Our goal is to be able to announce the admission results already within a few weeks”, says Tove Ahlskog-Pursiainen at the Hanken Office of Study Affairs.More information:Minna Martikainen, Dean of Education
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