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Confirm your study place

Congratulations on your study place! Welcome to Laurea University of Applied Sciences! 

You have been admitted to study at Laurea UAS in a Bachelor's or a Master's Degree programme. On this page we have gathered some information which will help you get oriented to your studies. Please note that the information on this page is primarily for applicants who have got admission in the joint application. If you get admission via transfer or if you get admission based on Open UAS studies, you will receive separate instructions by e-mail. 

The decision of admission will be notified by e-mail. After you have received the notification of admission by e-mail, you must also confirm the study place offered to you in order to keep your study place. Remember to check your junk e-mail too since the notification of admission may end up there!

If you have a Finnish identity code, you can check your own admissions status and confirm the study place offered and register for the academic year by logging in to My Studyinfo service. Please note that this service requires a Finnish online banking codes, Finnish mobile certificate or an identity card provided by Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader.

If you do not yet have a Finnish identity code, you will receive the admission notification via an e-mail link and you will also be able to confirm the offered study place via that e-mail link.  

The results of the application will be sent by e-mail to every applicant.

Applicants who are admitted to their FIRST choice option will receive the admission decision first. All other results of admission will be published when results are ready latest by 28th June 2019. After this it is still possible to get a study place from the reserve list or from possible additional applications periods. The reserve list admissions of the spring 2019 application period continue until 31st July 2019. If you get admission from the reserve list or from the additional application period, you will receive an email notification about it.

Please read through the instructions below for confirming your study place. 

  • 1. Confirm your study place 

    To keep your study place, the confirmation must be made before July 8th 2019 at 3 PM at the latest / within 10 days of acceptance

    • If you have a Finnish identity code, you can confirm the study place  online at Studyinfo.fi > Log in > Authentication Service. The service requires Finnish online banking codes, a Finnish mobile certificate or an identity card provided by Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader. 
    • If you do not yet have a Finnish identity code, you will receive the admission notification via an e-mail link and you will also be able to confirm the offered study place via that e-mail link.  
    • If you are not able to confirm your study place in the above mentioned ways, please print, fill in, sign and submit the printable confirmation form to the Laurea Admissions Office by the given deadline. If you are confirming your study place with the printed confirmation form please make sure that the form arrives to the Laurea Admissions Office by the given deadline.
    • If you do not confirm the given study place by the given deadline, you will lose the offered study place, so please make sure it arrives on time! 

    If you are liable to pay the tuition fee, your study place offer is CONDITIONAL until you have paid the tuition fee.

    Make sure to confirm the given study place by the given deadline or you will lose the offered study place.


    One study place per term provision

    According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term (1st August − 31st December). This rule applies to all higher education in Finland. If you accept a higher education study place in Finland this year, this does not prevent you from applying again next year and accepting a new study place then. So if you've applied to other Universities of Applied Sciences or Universities in Finland and you get offered more than one study place during spring - summer 2019, please understand that you can accept only one study place. Read more about the one study place per term provision.

  • 2. Tuition fees and the Laurea Student agreement (non-EU/EEA citizens only) 

    This segment is meant only for tuition fee paying students tuition fee paying students who are beginning their studies in August 2019. If you are not a tuition fee paying student, skip to step 3. 

    How do I know if I am supposed to pay the tuition fee? 
    Information about who has to be tuition fees is available on our Tuition fee page. Tuition fee paying students will receive the following in a separate e-mail after receiving the notification of admission:

    • a conditional offer of study place
    • the instructions on how to pay the tuition fee and 
    • the Laurea student agreement 


    Kindly go through the instructions and follow them to complete the tuition fee payment. Tuition fee liable students must confirm the study place, pay the tuition fee and sign and submit a signed Laurea Student agreement. Your signed Student Agreement must be original and sent by post to the Laurea Admissions Office address: 

    Laurea Admissions
    Ratatie 22
    01300 Vantaa
    Finland 


    In the event that you receive an unwarranted tuition fee payment request and you have a document exempting you from tuition fees, please send the document proving exemption from tuition fees to the Laurea Admissions office immediately. After Admissions have checked the document concerened, the request for tuition payment will be cancelled. The documents that exempt non-EU/EEA students from tuition fees are listed in the Laurea Tuition fee page.

    Tuition fees and registration for academic year
    The Laurea tuition fee is valid for one academic year (1st August - 31st July). The liability to pay tuition fees is checked each year before enrolling for each academic year. The document proving exemption from tuition fees must be valid at least 1st August of the given academic year. If your situation changes during your studies so that you no longer have a document proving exemption from tuition fee for the next academic year (for example your Finnish residence permit changes), you will be liable to pay the tuition fee for the next academic year. If your situation changes during studies so that you are exempted from tuition fees, the exemption from tuition fees concerns the next academic year. Keep in mind the given deadlines for tuition fee payments. The tuition fee for the first academic year must be paid by 8th July 2019 / within 10 days of acceptance.

    The tuition fee for the following academic years must be paid before enrollment for each academic year. The enrollment period for second and third year studies ends in mid June. Tuition fee liable students who do not pay the tuition fee by the given deadline cannot enroll for the academic year. Failure to enrol for the academic year results in loss of study entitlement. 

    The study place offer for first year students is conditional until the Laurea Admissions has received your tuition fee payment and received your signed Laurea Student Agreement and until Laurea has checked the admitted students' (copies and original) education certificates and employment certificates. Employment certificates are required only from students admitted to the Laurea Masters degree programmes.  Laurea may withdraw the admission if the student does not submit the certificates for inspection or if the student have given any false information in the application process.

  • 3. Register as present or absent 

    In addition to the confirmation of study place, you must also register as present or absent for the academic year. Please see the legal grounds for registering as absent below.

    If you are liable to pay tuition fees, your registration as present for academic year is possible only after Laurea has received your tuition fee payment.  If you do not pay the tuition fee for the academic year, you will not be registered as present for the academic year. Failure to register for the academic year results in loss of study entitlement.

    If you are not liable to pay the tuition fee, you can complete the registration for the academic year by logging into the My Study info -service.

    If you register as absent for the first academic year you must send the required documents for the legal grounds of your absence. If you register as absent for the first academic year but do not send sufficient clarification regarding the grounds of your absence by the given deadline, you will lose your right to study. 

    Legal grounds for registering as absent for the academic year 2019-2020

    Students who bindingly accept the study place offered must also register as present or absent for each academic year. According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only: 

    1. Service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007) or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);
      Example of document required:
      • Call-up order

    2. Maternity, paternity or parental leave;
      Example of document required:
      • Kela's certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy.
      • Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave.

    3. The student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.
      Example of document required:
      • Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies on 1st August 2019.
      • Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification e.g. a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury. The student's own notification is not an adequate clarification.

     

    Documents proving legal grounds for abscence must be submitted in Finnish or Swedish or English. The documents that prove the legal grounds for your absence must be submitted to the Laurea Admissions Services Office by the same deadline which is given for confirming the study place offered and for registering for the academic year.

    Documents sent by post must also arrive to the Admissions Services by the given deadline. If the legal grounds for absence concerns only one academic term (for example service under Conscription Act or maternity leave begins in January), you may either register as absent for the entire academic year or you may change your registration for the spring term during the registration period for the spring term. 

    All documents must be delivered to the address: 

    Laurea University of Applied Sciences
    Admissions Services
    Ratatie 22
    01300 Vantaa
    Finland

  • 4. Apply for residence permit (non EU/EEA citizens only) 

    This segment concerns only non-EU/EEA citizens who are travelling to Finland. If you are already living in Finland, skip to step 5.  

    The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) has compiled a notice for new students (pdf) which contains instructions for applying for a residence permit. The information contained in the notice has been opened below for your convenience:

    Are you a citizen of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland?

    • If your answer is "yes", you do not need a residence permit. For information on EU citizens’ registrations please go to Migri's page
    • If your answer is ‘no’, you have not been granted residence permit for studies by some other EU Member State and you plan to study in Finland for more than three months: you will need a residence permit


    You can come to Finland to carry out part of your studies for a period up to 360 days, if

    • you have been granted a residence permit for studies by some other EU Member State than Finland and if you are covered by a programme or an agreement specified in the Finnish act on residence permits for students. If this is the case, you must submit a mobility notification to the Finnish Immigration Service.
    • Instructions for Mobility notification

     

    This information is for all those students who need a residence permit. Next you need to:

    • Submit an application for a residence permit online at Enter Finland service
      • Apply for your residence permit abroad, not in Finland.
      • Visit a Finnish embassy/consulate in person for identification and fingerprinting
      • Contact the embassy or consulate in advance to arrange a visit. All Finnish embassies and consulates are listed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland
    • If there is no Finnish diplomatic mission in your country, contact a Finnish mission in another country to confirm your visit. Please notice that you need to be legally in that country.

    Your application will be processed only after you’ve visited a Finnish embassy. Also the estimated processing time of your application starts from the day you visit the embassy.

    Important to remember:
    Start preparing your application immediately after receiving your acceptance letter. The entire process may take several weeks. The application process is longer if you submit an incomplete application. Check out more information at Migri's Study in Finland page

    Migri processes all residence permit applications based on studying as urgent. To follow the progress of your application, log on to your electronic account. You can also find updates on application queues at the Finnish Immigration Service website. Remember that telephone or e-mail inquiries will not make the process faster.

    If your application is approved, you will get a biometric residence permit card. The card is manufactured in Finland and delivered to the Finnish embassy. It’s not possible to expedite the delivery of the card or collect the card from Finland. You cannot come to Finland without the residence permit card.

    Airline tickets should not be acquired in advance since the decision might not be ready before your flight to Finland.

    How to prepare a perfect application?
    Open an electronic account at the Enter Finland Service. Log on to your account and fill in the application form for studies. Make sure to fill in your name as it is in your passport, your contact details and the date you plan to arrive in Finland.

    Next, collect these mandatory appendices.
    If your documents are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, have them translated into one of these languages by an authorized translator. Take the originals of your documents with you to the embassy.

    Information about the appendices can be found from the Migri website.

    • A study place
      • Acceptance letter from a Finnish education institution
      • If your acceptance letter was sent to you by e-mail, include the forwarding email from the Studyinfo.fi service/ the school in Finland.

    • Health insurance
      • If your studies in Finland last two years or more: your insurance must cover medical expenses up to at least 40,000 €.
        • After arriving in Finland, apply for a home municipality at your local registry office to be eligible for public health care
      • If your studies last less than two years: your insurance must cover both sickness and accident related medical expenses up to at least 120,000 €.
      • Your insurance must be valid throughout your entire stay in Finland. Take out insurance for a year if you plan to study in Finland for at least a year.
      • Make sure that there are no restrictions to the number of days within the period of validity. Travel insurances are often valid for 90 days per trip -> not acceptable.
      • Acquire an insurance document which indicates the following information:
        • Your personal details
        • Period of validity of insurance
        • Geographical area in which your insurance is valid
        • Insurance coverage
        • Insured amounts
        • Amount of deductible, or a mention that there is no deductible
    • Do not terminate your insurance! Otherwise you will be responsible for the costs yourself

    • Sufficient funds
      You must have 13 440 € for two years (=560 €/month) as a bank deposit or as a scholarship or grant. If you only want the residence permit for one year at ta time, you must have 6720 €.
      • A bank statement from your own bank account: Make sure the statement indicates you as the account owner. A shared account or a written guarantee of sponsorship from a private person is not accepted
      • A certificate of a scholarship granted by a state, an organisation or an educational institution. The certificate must indicate the recipient, amount and duration of the scholarship. A bank statement is not necessary if the scholarship fully covers the requirement.
    • Tuition fees
      • If you pay your tuition fee before arriving in Finland, please attach documentation of the paid fee.
      • If you pay the tuition fee only after arriving in Finland, please attach documentation of necessary means for paying the tuition fee. You cannot use means reserved for your support to pay the tuition fee.
      • If you have been exempted from paying tuition fees, partially or entirely or received a scholarship, you have to present a certificate from the educational institution of this.
    • A passport and a passport photo
      Please remember that you must have a passport that is valid through out the time your residence permit is valid. If you are applying for a residence permit for two years, your passport has to be valid for ar least two years.
  • 5. Prepare for certificate checking 

    New Bachelor degree students  

    • Original certificates are required to be presented on the first day of your studies.You can alternatively present the originals at the Laurea Admissions Services until 10th August 2019  (address: Ratatie 22, Vantaa).  Your study place is conditional until the original certificates have been checked against the certificates uploaded to the application form. Please note that admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 10 days of commencement of your studies or if it is discovered that you gave false information when applying.
      • It is not necessary to present the original certificates if you have a Matriculation Examination (ylioppilastutkinto) completed in Finland after 1990.
    • On the first day of studies please also bring your official identification with you for registration.

     

    New Masters degree students

    • If you have been given admission to a Master's degree programme, you have to submit only a photocopy of your work experience certificates proving you have the required 36 months of work experience acquired after graduation from your bachelor's or master's degree.
    • Original certificates are required to be presented on the first day of studies. Alternatively original certificates can also be brought for verification to the Laurea admissions services until 10th August 2019 (address: Ratatie 22, Vantaa). Original certificates can be verified on the first day of your studies as well. Your study place is conditional until the original certificates have been checked against the photocopies submitted. Please note that admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 10 days of commencement of your studies or if it is discovered that you gave false information when applying.
      • It is not necessary to present the original bachelor’s/master’s degree certificates on the first day if you have completed the degree in Finland after the year 1995.
    • On the first day of your studies, please bring your official identification with you to for registration

     

    If necessary, you can upload your certificates online (link to upload service)

    OR send copies of your certificates to:

    Laurea Admissions Office
    Ratatie 22
    01300 Vantaa
    Finland

    Your study place is conditional until Laurea has checked the education and employment certificates. Laurea may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates for inspection or if you have given false information in the application process. Document forgery and misuse may lead to criminal responsibility and belongs to police authority. 

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Laurea Admissions: admissions@laurea.fi 

 

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