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Studies suitable for exchange students

You can find the full curriculum and study offer with study unit descriptions in Laurea’s curriculum management system called Pakki. This is a new system which will come to effect from Mid-April 2018. This system will assist you to find the right courses from the right curriculum and academic semester. You will also receive an email from the international office when this system is running.

An updated list of studies available for exchange students will be published at the end of October for Spring semester studies and Mid May for Fall semester studies.

Study Schedules

Before you write down the study units to your Learning agreement it's important to check that the schedules of the study units are not overlapping. 

Study methods and environments

Studies at Laurea include study units and working life projects which are executed according to Laurea’s learning model, Learning by Developing (LbD). In broad strokes, this unique learning model means focusing on practical projects with real-life companies and organizations. Laurea´s LbD model emphasizes individual freedom and responsibility, equality, co-operation with organizations and teamwork. Study methods also include a variety of lectures, e-learning methods, group and individual assignments, presentations and exams.

Please see also a video about LbD:


Laurea's grading system

Laurea UAS grade ECTS Grade
5 ExcellentA
4 GoodB
3 GoodC
2 SatisfactoryD
1 SatisfactoryE
0 FailF or FX

Certain examinations are given the grade H = Pass, S = Completed or 0 = Fail.

Please note that while the ECTS system is based on an expectancy of the distribution of different grades, the Finnish system is not. That means that in the Finnish system there is no rule or expectation as to how big a proportion of the participants in any given study unit can be given what grade; each student is graded on one´s individual performance, not in relation to the performance of others as such.






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