Many students wonder why their admission application has not been processed by the school they are seeking admission. One of the reasons for this is that your application got to them late. Universities do not process applications that get to them late. So to ensure that your application is processed you will have to send it on time. A lot of students are not aware of the application times of the various universities they are applying to, that’s why they send the application late. So in this article I have compiled the application times and deadlines of universities in countries like Austria, Finland, France, Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg.
Application Deadline for study in Austria
In Austria, there are two general admission periods for studies as explained below:
- September 1: you must 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.
Application Deadlines for study in Finland
If you apply for studies at a university or polytechnic through the joint application system, you will have to consider the application deadlines as seen below.
Application deadlines for studies at Polytechnics in Finland
For study programs 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. Please note that you must submit all supporting documention before the dealine 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 you accept your study place after that.
Application deadlines for studies at Universities in Finland
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.
Application Deadlines for study in France
The academic year in France begins on 1st October and ends on 30 June, and it is divided into two semesters:
- First semester: runs from early October through late January
- Second semester: runs from early February through late May
At the end of each semester, students are called to take their exams.
It’s advisable that you start the admission process by January.
Application Deadlines for study in Netherlands
Application deadlines in the Netherlands vary depending on the study program or course. In general, you should apply for studies some months in advance before the academic semester starts. The winter semester starts in the first week of September and the summer semester starts in February.
Application Deadlines for study in Spain
Though application deadlines for study in Spain may vary depending on the institution, there are usually 3 intake periods for studies at Spanish universities and colleges and they are:
- First week of June: for studies beginning in the fall semester (October).
- First week of September: late applications for studies beginning in the fall semester (October).
- First week of December: for studies beginning in the spring semester (February).
Application Deadlines for study in Luxembourg
There are two main application periods for study in Luxembourg and they are:
From January to February for studies in the summer semester (from February to June)
From July to September for studies in the winter semester (from September to January)
If you are interested in studying a master’s program for the first time in Luxembourg, you may apply throughout the year.
These deadlines might change, so its advised that you contact your school to find out the exact application deadline for your program.
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