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How to apply

On this page you will find instructions on how to apply to Laurea as an exchange student or trainee.

Deadline for studies/traineeships in autumn term and academic year is May 15th.  Except for traineeships in nursing and social services the deadline is already April 15th. Deadline for studies/traineeships in the spring term is October 30th.

Exchange students

Exchange programmes at Laurea are for students from Laurea’s international partner institutions. Students who wish to study at Laurea on exchange programmes - such as Erasmus, Nordplus or Bilateral Agreement - should turn to the international office at their home institution in order to be selected into a programme before filling in the application to Laurea.

1. Before filling in Laurea's application form for incoming exchange students you need to be nominated to student exchange by your home institution. A person responsible for international activities at your home institution needs to send the nomination information to the international planning officer of your field of study at Laurea.

2. After we have received your nomination information we will send you an email containing the instructions on how to fill in our electronic application form (this may take a few days). The email will come from the address solemove(at)solenovo.fi and the title will be “Instructions for filling in your Exchange Application to Laurea”.

3. Fill in the online application form by the given deadline during the application period. You will also be required to make a preliminary study plan on the application as well as to attach a motivation letter to your application.

You should write at least about the following matters in the Motivation letter:
- What kind of studies or working tasks have you planned to complete during your exchange?
- Are you applying mainly for studies in your own field or in some other field?
- What kind of competences will you develop during internship?
- What are your expectations regarding the exchange?
- Why are you applying for exchange?
- How will the exchange support your personal learning and career prospects?

NB! Deadline for studies in autumn term  and academic year is May 15th. Deadline for studies in the spring term is October 30th.

4. After you have been accepted to Laurea you will be asked to make the actual Learning Agreement with the studies you want to do at Laurea. Look into the studies available at Laurea and fill in a Learning Agreement. If you have questions about the studies available, please contact your international planning officer at Laurea. After your Learning Agreement has been approved and signed at your home institution, send it to your international planning officer at Laurea. It is recommended that you keep a copy of the Learning Agreement for yourself.

5. Apply for accommodation and learn about living in the greater Helsinki region in the Living and accommodation section. Laurea does not have its own student dormitories. Furnished student accommodation for exchange students is available with HOAS, but needs to be applied for. Each exchange student is responsible for applying for his/her accommodation independently. NB! HOAS has only a limited number of apartments so fill in the application as soon as you can.

6. Check the schedule for studies at Laurea and arrange your arrival accordingly. Please note especially the Arrival Days (see the page 'Exchange students and trainees'), as the days have been selected to ensure that taking care of necessary practical issues is as smooth as possible.

7. Prepare for the exchange well. Read about Finnish culture and customs.

Trainees

Exchange programmes, which include traineeships, are only for students from Laurea’s international partner institutions. Students who wish to go on traineeships in companies or other organisations in the Greater Helsinki Region should first turn to the international office at their home institution in order to be selected into an exchange programme before filling in the application to Laurea.

1. Before filling in Laurea's application form for incoming exchange students/trainees you need to be nominated to student exchange / traineeship by your home institution. A person responsible for international activities at your home institution needs to send the nomination information to the international planning officer responsible for traineeships in your field of study.

2. After we have received your nomination information we will send you an email containing the instructions on how to fill in our electronic application form (this may take a few days). The email will come from the address solemove(at)solenovo.fi and the title will be "Instructions for filling in your Exchange Application to Laurea".

3. Fill in the online application form.
If possible, try to follow these deadlines: for traineeships in autumn term and academic year the deadline is May 15th except for nursing and social services the deadline is already April 15th. Deadline for traineeships in the spring term is October 30th.

4. Complete the required documents related to your traineeship.
If you are doing your traineeship in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme fill in the  Learning Agreement for traineeships at your home institution and send it to be signed by the planning officer at Laurea as well.

5. Apply for accommodation and read about living in the greater Helsinki region in the Housing section. Laurea does not have its own student dormitories. Furnished student accommodation for exchange students (including trainees following the study semesters) is available with HOAS, but needs to be applied for. Each student is responsible for applying for his/her accommodation independently. NB! HOAS has only a limited number of apartments so fill in the application as soon as you can.

6. Read the information about student tutors, orientation and arrival days. You are also welcome to attend all the orientation activities.

7. Prepare for the traineeship abroad well. Read about Finnish culture and customs .

 

 

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