Admission Application Times and Deadlines To Study In Austria, Belgium and Finland

Most times applicants usually complain about their admission application being rejected by the university they applied to. One of the reasons for this rejection is that the admission application was sent at the wrong time. Maybe the applicant sent the application before the school started the admission process or after admissions have been concluded. So to avoid this from happening, it is important that applicants familiarize themselves with  the admission application times and deadlines of the school they are seeking admission into. I have noticed that many applicants are not aware of these admission periods, so I have decided to do a post today on this topic. Let’s look at the admission times and deadlines for study in Austria, Belgium and Finland.



Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. Austria borders countries like Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy, Switzerland.

Admission application time

If you want to study in Austria, you must be aware of these two admission periods:

  • September 1: submit your application before September 1 for studies in the winter semester.
  • February 1: for studies in the summer semester.

Extended application period for EU students

After the general admission period expires, the extended admission period starts. Through the extended admission period, students from the European Union can also apply for university studies in Austria according to the extended deadlines listed below:

  • November 30: for studies in the winter semester.
  • April 30: for studies in the summer semester.



Belgium is a country located in Western Europe. It is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. Belgium borders countries like France (556 km), Germany (133 km), Luxembourg (130 km) and the Netherlands (478 km). Belgium comprises the regions of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.

Admission application time

The application times and deadlines for studies in Belgium vary greatly depending on the study program and the institution you are seeking admission. Therefore, we advice that you  start the application process as soon as you have found a program you’d like to enroll in. Please note that institutions may set different deadlines for EU and non-EU students.


Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Finland borders countries like Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland with Estonia on the opposite side.

Admission application time

Finland has different application times for their Polytechnics and Universities.

For studies in Polytechnics

For study programs that is conducted in English, the usual application period starts approximately 6 months in advance of the beginning of the program. For example, if your program starts in autumn, the deadlines will most likely be by February.  Note that you must submit all supporting documentation before the deadline expires in order for your application to be considered. About 2 months after the deadlines expires, your university of applied sciences/polytechnic will inform you whether you have been admitted to the program you applied for. You will have to confirm that you accept your study offer.

For studies in Universities

The application period begins around November and runs through February – April depending on the study program. Please, check at the institution website the specific deadline for the course of your choice.

So these are the application periods for studies in Austria, Belgium and Finland. If you want me to provide you with the application periods for other countries kindly let me know by dropping a comment below.