Welcome to study Business Information Technology
Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Business Information Technology fully online degree programme!
Admitted students must confirm their study place and enroll as present or absent for the academic year. If you have not completed these steps, please read instructions for Confirming your study place.
You have been granted admission to Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, to the Bachelor Degree Programme in Business Information Technology, online studies.
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 August 21st 2019 to December 31st 2022.
Please go and answer to survey for new online students. It takes you only 2 minutes to answer and information in gathered anonymously. Purpose of this survey is to understand the needs of an online student and guidance needs. Survey is open until orientation days in August.
Please see the starting date of studies and other important information below.
Programme Business Information Technology
Address Vanha Maantie 9 02650, Espoo
Starting date 21.8.2019
Study code NIA219SA
The kick-off days for online Business Information Technology students will take place 21st - 23rd August 2019 and they are mandatory to attend. Students must bring their own laptops with them to the kick-off days. During the days we will review your high-school certificates, check your identification, grant you access to Laurea’s online platforms and launch your studies as to ensure a smooth start with your study process. This will also be an opportunity to meet our staff and the other students in the programme. If you cannot participate in the kickoff days, you will not be able to begin your studies.
Your tutor teacher Lassi Virtanen together with the tutor students will be meeting you on you first day of orientation. If for some reason you are not able to take part in the orientation (or are not able to arrive in time for your studies) please notify your tutor teacher Lassi (email@example.com) and the Head of the student affairs Mari Koski (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, please inform the student affairs’ office Leppävaara (email@example.com).
During the kickoff days you will get to know your degree program more in detail, practices of studying in Laurea and the timetables for the fall 2019. Furthermore you will get to know other students in your group, the tutor students and the tutor teachers and the services provided by Laurea University of Applied Sciences.
You will be spending the day times in university but, also prepare yourself for additional events arranged by the tutor students mainly in the evenings. Your studies will begin after the orientation days or, depending on the programme, already during the second or third day of the orientation programme.
Full-time online studies require good self-management skills. You’re responsible in your studies. Full-time studies take weekly about 35-40 hours of work. After the kick-off days all the studies and communication will be online.
Tutor student's Greetings
We, the tutor students of your programme also send you congratulations and greetings! You will recognize us from purple overalls and pink t-shirts. We will meet on campus on orientation days and we will answer your questions online. Watch our video.
Join the Facebook groups below to meet other students before the studies began. Please note that the groups are private!
Activate User Account
Remember to activate your Laurea user account before your studies begin. You can activate it five days before your studies begin. Kindly note that you will need a personal Finnish Bank user ID. If you do not have a Finnish Bank user ID you need to pick up your user information from the student affairs office. More information available at the Laurea User Account page.
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.
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. Instructions concerning the application process can be found in Laurea's intranet (Laurea LINK), which you will be able to access once you start studying. 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.
If you have any documents for earlier competences (for example Degree certificates issued in English marked with ECTS credits) you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be able to begin your studies smoothly we ask you to send us information on your previously completed university level studies.
To view your study schedules go to the address: https://lukkarit.laurea.fi/
-> In English -> Write your study group code (NIA219SA) in to the field Group IDs -> Search -> View Schedule -> Select August in the calendar tool.
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.
Furher information about the Business Information Technology degree programme, online studies.
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.
This segment is meant for those non EU/EEA students who are liable to pay the tuition fee. The yearly tuition fee for this programme is EUR 8 000. If you are liable to pay the tuition fee, you will have received a conditional offer of study place as well as an e-mail containing the instructions on how to pay the tuition fee, the tuition fee invoice and the Laurea student agreement. Instructions concerning the Laurea tuition fees
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. More information about student accommodation and other options is available at the Study in Finland website.
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.
Confirm your study place
Learn how to keep your study place, register and prepare for certificate checking.This page also has information about how to pay tuition fees (for non-EU/EEA citizens only).
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.