Welcome to study Hospitality Management and Service Design
Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Hospitality Management and Service Design degree programme!
You have been granted admission to Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, to the Bachelor Degree Programme in Hospitality Management and Service Design.
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 2021 to December 31st 2024.
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 Hospitality Management and Service Design
Address Vanha maantie 9 02650, Espoo
Starting date 23rd August 2021 9:00 am
Study code PHA221SN
You have made an excellent choice when choosing Laurea UAS as your place of study. Your studies will begin with a three-day orientation programme at the Leppävaara campus. If you are coming from abroad, we recommend to plan your arrival to Finland at least two weeks before studies start so that any quarantine times have been taken into account.
Your tutor teachers together with the tutor students will be meeting you on the first day of orientation 23rd August 2021. The orientation period will take place 23rd - 25th August 2021 in Leppävaara campus at the address Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. It is extremely important that you are present on those days as you will receive all the necessary information concerning your studies. In case of acute illness etc, please notify the Head of the student affairs Mari Koski (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as the student affairs’ office Leppävaara (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
During the orientation you will get to know your degree program more in detail, practices of studying at Laurea and the detailed timetables for the fall 2021. 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.
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 Student intranet, 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
Study schedules will be published May 10th 2021. To view your study schedules go to the address: https://lukkarit.laurea.fi/
-> In English -> Write your study group code (PHA221SN) 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.
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
If your are offered a study place, you need to confirm it in time to keep it. You also need to separately register as present or absent.
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.