Application process

The application form must be filled in on the Finnish national Studyinfo portal during the application period.
The application period dates are published:

  • Application period: 1 November 2023 (8am Helsinki time) – 2 January 2024 (3 pm Helsinki time)
  • Application period for self-paying students only (i.e. no EMJMD scholarships available): the next application period for self-paying students is: 1 March 2024 (8am Helsinki time) – 11 March 2024 (3 pm Helsinki time)

How to fill in the application?

You must fill in the online application form on the Studyinfo portal and upload the required scanned enclosures (in color and in pdf format) by the given application deadline. Please note that when you start filling in the online application form, you will need to finish your application at the same time, i.e. it is not possible to save and complete the information in the text boxes at a later stage. Enclosures can be attached/changed during the whole application period.

Please note that the EDISS Consortium will not process applications/documents that have arrived after the deadline. In addition, the Consortium will not review or comment any application documents sent by email during the application process.

Online Application form

The online application form is available in the portal only during the application period.

How to apply

At the application stage we require only scanned enclosures (in colour and pdf format) attached to the online application. The required application enclosures are listed on this page. Remember to check both the general requirements for the enclosures and the country-specific requirements. Applicants for the EDISS programme can already at the application stage upload attested documents according to the country-specific requirements to the online application form (recommended). Note that you also have to prepare a video answer.

Applicants, who have not completed their Bachelor’s degree by the application deadline, must in the application form provide an official statement from their higher education institution which states the expected graduation date of the applicant and the course units yet to be finished. They must also enclose the transcript of records of all the studies completed so far. These applicants can be conditionally admitted to the EDISS programme until the final academic documents have been provided to the programme office by email at the latest by the last Friday of July at 15:00 (Helsinki time).

The online EDISS application form is a separate application hosted on Follow the instructions on the application form and submit the application.

You will not be able to save your application as a draft version. You need to fill in all the required information and upload required enclosures in order to submit your application. If you want to make changes to your application, use the link provided in your confirmation email. The email is sent after the submission of your application. Please note that this link is personal. Giving it to someone else means that they can make changes to your application. You can make changes to your application until the application deadline.

You will be able to upload enclosures to your application up to one week after the application deadline, but you will not be able to change any other information in the application form after the application deadline has passed.

You will be able to update the information in your application until the application deadline by using the link sent to the email address that you provided in the application form. In case you did not receive a link, please check your spam folder.

We require all admitted applicants to submit their original degree certificates and transcript of records, including official translations, of the documents for verification upon arrival in Finland. The verification of the original documents will be done by the EDISS programme office and the admission office of Åbo Akademi University.

Please note that in addition to the general requirements for the enclosures you might also have country-specific requirements to follow if the country you have completed your degree in is listed on the page. All documents, including the ones sent directly to the university by your previous institution must reach the EDISS programme office by the given deadline(s).

Giving incorrect/false information or failing to provide the required documentation will lead to direct cancellation of the admission.

Special needs
We encourage people with special needs to apply for EDISS. If you need special assistance (e.g. you have dyslexia) we will ask you to provide a proof if you are admitted to the programme. Please visit the Åbo Akademi university website to learn more about accessibility in studies.

Note on personal data
Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the EDISS Consortium partners as part of the application review process.

Personal data will be sent to the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programme, efficiently managing the project, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

Please consult the relevant EACEA Privacy Statement document available on the following website:

We also refer to the process of processing personal data at Åbo Akademi University.

Appeal procedure

If an applicant feels that the application has been incorrectly assessed, he/she should contact the EDISS Consoritum immediately after receiving the decision.
Eligible applicants have the possibility to request for rectification if they believe that there has been an error in the decision-making process. The appeal should be submitted to the EDISS Consortium within 14 days after the publication of the selection results. All appeals against the selection decisions are processed by Åbo Akademi University. Applicants cannot appeal on the scholarship decision.

Last updated on 22 April 2024