Based on nominations made by the Academy of Finland, the President of the Republic of Finland may confer the honorary title of Academician (of Science) to highly distinguished Finnish or foreign scientists and scholars. The title of Academician can be held by no more than sixteen Finnish scientists and scholars at a time. There are no restrictions on the number of foreign Academicians.
Academicians of Art do not come under the scope of the Academy of Finland’s operation. The President of Finland awards the title of Arts Academician to a distinguished artist nominated by the Arts Council of Finland. The title can be held by no more than eleven artists at the same time.