Transfer applications for full-time degree programmes
A student studying in a University of Applied Sciences (UAS) can transfer their study entitlement to another UAS. An applicant can apply for transfer to Laurea UAS after the first term of the academic year has been completed.
How to Apply: Transfer Application
The next application period for transfer is on 1st to 15th of November 2021 and the degree programmes open for transfer will be published in www.studyinfo.fi. Students who have been selected via transfer application will continue their studies at Laurea in January 2022.
A student studying in a University of Applied Sciences (UAS) can transfer his/her study entitlement to another UAS. An applicant can apply for transfer to Laurea UAS after the first term of the academic year has been completed.
The transfer application is for students transferring their study entitlement from another UAS to Laurea.
It is possible to apply for transfer in case where the degree title remains the same (for example, BBA) or, in case where the degree title changes (for example, from Bachelor of Business Administration to Bachelor of Hospitality management.)
Students of Laurea can apply for transfer inside Laurea with an application form which will be available in Laurea Student Intranet from 15th to 31st of October, 23:59 PM. The instructions for applying will be updated to Laurea Student Intranet before the beginning of the application period.
How to Find the Transfer Application Form (during application period)
Go to www.studyinfo.fi > Search for the Laurea degree programme > Limit search results: Application period ongoing > Select the Laurea degree programme > Select the transfer application (found on the right hand side of the page) > Fill in application
Please note, if you are transferring to Laurea UAS from another UAS where you have been liable to pay a tuition fee, you are also liable to pay a tuition fee in Laurea UAS. The tuition fee for Laurea Bachelor's Degree Programmes is 8000 euros per academic year and for Master's Degree Programmes 10 000 euros per academic year. More information about Laurea's tuition fees and grant policy.
A student studying in another University of Applied Sciences can transfer his/her study entitlement to Laurea University of Applied Sciences. An applicant can apply for transfer during the first semester. Applicants selected for transfer must have completed at least 27 credits per completed term whilst registered as present at the previous university of applied sciences. For Masters programmes, transfer applicants must have completed at least 15 credits per academic term. Completed credits must be relevant to the degree programme that the applicant is applying for.
The applicants fulfilling the criteria of transfer application will be invited to an interview based on the attachments received during the application period.
The application periods for transfer are in May and November. A degree seeking student of Laurea university of applied sciences can apply for transfer to another Laurea degree programme annually in April and October. The application form closes on the last application day at 3 PM. An applicant applying for transfer may submit only one transfer application form to Laurea UAS via www.studyinfo.fi. An applicant applying for transfer from another University of Applied Sciences must upload his/her official Study Certificate and official Transcript of Records directly to the application form. The official Study Certificate and Transcript of Records must be obtained from the Student Office of the applicant's current University of Applied Sciences. If necessary, a statement from the University of Applied Sciences regarding any pending credit completions may also be attached.
The required attachments can be submitted online by uploading them directly to the transfer application form in Studyinfo.fi. If sending the attachments online is not possible, they may also be delivered to Laurea Admissions by the end of the transfer application period by 3 PM to the address:
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admission Services /Transfer
All required transfer attachments must arrive by the end of the application period. Applications lacking required attachments or lacking required information will not be processed.
Transfer applicants who meet the transfer criteria mentioned above will be invited to an interview by e-mail. Applicant's language skills may be assessed during the interviews.
If the number of transfer applications exceeds the available amount of study places, the student selection will be based on the student's aptitude, total number of credits completed and grades received.
Finnish Language Skills Requirement for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services
Transfer applicants for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services are required to have Finnish language skills (level B1 or better). Descriptions of the levels: Common European Framework of reference for languages.
Results and Accepting the Study Place
Applicants who are selected in the transfer application will be notified by e-mail by 26th of November 2021. If you are offered a study place in the transfer application, you must confirm the study place latest by 31st of July 2021 at 15:00 via www.opintopolku.fi / www.studyinfo.fi. When the selected student confirms their offered transfer study place, the student's previous study entitlement expires 31.7. in spring application period and 31.12. in fall application period. When you confirm a study place, you will not be considered a first-time applicant in the future applications. Please note that degree programmes provided in English do not have to use quotas for first-time applicants. For more information see Quotas for first-time applicants.
The transfer selection decision is made by the vice-president or other person authorized by them. Laurea Admission Services gives the selection decision via email to all applicants.
Internal transfers at Laurea UAS
A degree student of Laurea can apply for transfer to another Laurea degree programme by submitting a free format application to the Head of the Student Affairs of the campus they are applying to.
The transfer application can be targeted towards a different or same degree title. A student is eligible to apply for transfer if they have completed in minimum 27cr by the completion of each semester present. The studies completed must be directly applicable as per the targeted degree programme so that graduation can be ensured within the valid study entitlement period.
The decision on transfer is made on the grounds of the following criteria:
- The targeted degree programme has seats available.
- The applicant's motive and grounds for transfer must be valid and verified as such. The applicant must possess sufficient language skills as to be able to successfully study in the language of the new degree programme (Finnish/English).
- The applicant's previously completed studies can be directly applied to the requirements of the new degree programme (see above the credit requirements).
- It is possible for the applicant to complete the new degree within the valid study entitlement period.
Application will be at the this page during the application period. Information on the programme and the campus the student is applying to together with the grounds for the transfer need to be included in the application form.
Please note that only one application can be submitted during the valid application period.
Frequently asked questions about applying to Laurea
Laurea Admission Services are here to help with any questions regarding application. A compilation of the most frequently asked questions and their answers are found here.
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