Welcome to study Business Information Technology
Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Business Information Technology, Developing Digital Services.
You have been granted admission to Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, to the Bachelor Degree Programme in Business Information Technology, Developing Digital Services (online studies).
Studies in the Business Information Technology programme are online. Online webinars, workshops and possible campus-based counselling sessions are typically organized at the evenings Finnish time (GMT+2) between 15:00 and 18:00 o’clock. Even though you will study remotely, you can interact with teachers, staff, and other students by using modern interactive online learning and communication platforms.
The scope of the programme is 210 ECTS credits and is 3,5 years in duration. The formal time frame of the programme is from 23rd August 2023 to December 31st 2026.
Please see the starting date of studies and other important information below. Please also visit this page for possible important updates throughout the summer.
Programme Business Information Technology, Developing Digital Services (online studies)
Address Vanha Maantie 9, 02650 Espoo
Starting date 23rd August 2023, 9:00
Study code NSA223SA
Your tutor teachers together with the tutor students will be meeting you at a mandatory 3-day orientation held on 23rd - 25th August 2023 at the Leppävaara campus at the address Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. Remember to complete your online orientation course before that!
It is extremely important that you are present on those days as you will receive all the necessary information concerning your studies. If you’re not able to participate on our campus in Espoo, we offer the possibility to join the orientation virtually (using Zoom / Teams). We still highly recommend everyone to join the orientation on our campus since this is a good opportunity to meet and network with other students. In case of acute illness etc, please notify your tutor teacher Lassi Virtanen (email@example.com) as well as the student affairs’ office Leppävaara (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
During the orientation days you will get to know your degree program more in detail, practices of studying at Laurea and the timetables for autumn 2023. Furthermore, you will get to know other students in your group, the tutor students and the tutor teachers together with the services provided by Laurea University of Applied Sciences.
Recognizing Prior Learning as Part of your Studies (RPL)
Before actually starting your studies, you should take a moment to consider if you might already have some competence that matches the learning outcomes for which your degree aims. See the objectives of your degree programme in the curriculum and compare those to your current competences.
Your earlier competences can be taken into account in the following ways:
- Competences which are equivalent to the degree requirements can be recognized as part of the core competence studies
- Any other higher education level competences which do not match the degree requirements, can be included in the complementary competence studies if you wish.
If you have completed higher education (university or university of applied sciences) studies previously, please take all the relevant certificates with you on the first day of your studies. The transcripts need to be officially translated into English. Please note that only higher education certificates are valid for credit transfer.
If you possess study field related work experience , please take the relevant certificates concerning this with you too.
As you start your studies, you will have an opportunity to discuss these questions with the guidance specialists at your campus. You are advised to apply for the recognition of compulsory studies at the beginning of your studies because it might shorten your study time. At this point, it is good to know that you will need documents and some other proof or demonstration of your competences for the process. Please also note that you are obliged to demonstrate the comparability of your earlier studies completed abroad with the Finnish education system.
Online form for Recognizing Prior Learning Note! Please fill in the form if you have prior completed studies either at a university or university of applied sciences. Do not attach work certificates or secondary school degree certificates.
The study schedules for the new groups will be published mid May 2023 after which you can view your study schedules at: https://lukkarit.laurea.fi/
-> Select 'In English' -> Select ‘Group search’ -> Write your study group code (NSA223SA) in to the search field-> Press search -> when you see your study group in the search results, press ‘Add’ -> Hide search results -> Select August in the calendar tool ->the schedule for your group is shown in the calendar
Please notice that changes to published schedules are possible. We advise you to check this page again in August for any possible updates to schedules and other information.
Your Student Union: Laureamko
Each University of Applied Sciences has a Student Union. The Student Union works to increase the quality of the education and Student wellbeing. The student Union of Laurea University of Applied Sciences is called Laureamko.
Laureamko brings the student's point of view to Laurea's decision making. Laureamko has plenty of actors at every campus who work for you, in particular. Furthermore, Laureamko also offers web services, the Laureamko Shop is an online shop for the Students and Laureamko chat supports you in any matters related to studies.
Laureamko arranges many different events, such as visits (for example to Fazer), parties, bowling and board game nights and many other things that supports solidarity. You will find more information on the Laureamko pages, from Facebook and Instagram.
HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, provides student housing predominantly in the Helsinki metropolitan area. To qualify for housing, the tenant must be a full-time degree student, be entitled to financial aid and their place of study must be located in the Helsinki metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen). Laurea Leppävaara is located in the city of Espoo. Students can submit housing applications on the HOAS website.
Additionally, you can contact the actors responsible for each city's rental housing. It is also a good idea to look at what's available in the private rental market.
Arriving to Leppävaara
Laurea Leppävaara campus is located at an easily accessible place in Espoo. The campus address is Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. The campus is located near the junction of Kehä I ring road and the Turku motorway. The easiest way to get to the Leppävaara campus is by local train or bus.
When arriving from the airport it is easiest to get to Leppävaara by taking trains. The I and P trains leave straight from the airport and you can switch trains at Pasila station, Huopalahti station or at Helsinki where you can hop on to one of the following trains, which will take you to Leppävaara: A, U, E, Y and X. The trains leave often, approximately every 10 minutes.
You must buy your ticket (Leppävaara is in zone B) for the transportation before boarding the train. The ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine at the airport or via the mobile app. The trip from the airport to Leppävaara will last about an hour in total. Once at Leppävaara, you will have a 10 minute walk from the railway station to the campus.
You can find the Helsinki region transportation schedules and information about ticket prices at the HSL website.
Checklist for new students
Congratulations on your study place! Please follow these steps to accept your study place offer.
Services for students
Laurea offers various services for all students. The student union (Laureamko) represents Laurea students and organises several activities and events as part of services for students.