The Finnish National Board of Education, the Finnish universities of applied sciences and the Finnish embassies are co-operating in informing foreign applicants that it is absolutely unnecessary and not recommended to use fee-charging educational consultants/agents when applying via the national joint application, transfer application or open path application process.
Charging a fee for helping someone to fill in an application is against the very principles of the joint application. If an applicant wants help e.g. in filling the joint application or something else relating to the application process, the applicant is recommended to contact the university of applied sciences, the Finnish National Board of Education and/or the local Finnish Embassy. These are the only reliable sources of information.
Furthermore, an applicant should always fill in the application him/herself and use his/her own contact details; this ensures that the applicant receives all important information directly from the university of applied sciences.