​​​​​​​​​​S​eparate applications to Laurea based on Open UAS studies for full-time degree programmes 

A person who has earned a minimum number of study credits in an Open University of Applied Sciences may apply to become a full time student through a separate application process. In order to apply, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements required to apply for a bachelor's or master's degree programme at a University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland. ​For more information on the application process, eligibility requirements ​and time tables, please click on the relevant heading below.

Separate application process based on Open UAS studies for bachelor's degrees​


A person who has earned 60 credits in an open university of applied sciences may apply to become a degree student through a separate application process. Studies completed in any university of applied sciences are eligible, but they must be open UAS studies and part of the degree programme that the person is applying for.


Next application period is 31st October - 14th November 2018 via www.studyinfo.fi.  All 60 credits of studies must be fulfilled and registered by 31st December 2018.

Applicants must clearly indicate in the application form the total amount of credits received from Open UAS by 31st December 2018. However, an applicant is required to have completed at least 30 credits relevant Open UAS studies by the end of the application period so that she/he can be invited to the aptitude interview. Applicants who have studied in an Open UAS other than Laurea need to attach their Transcript of Records (signed and stamped) indicating at least 30 credits worth of relevant Open UAS studies. The transcript must be attached directly to the application form.  If necessary, the applicant can also send them by post so that the attachments arrive at Laurea Admission Services by the end of the application period latest by 15:00. If you have completed your Open UAS studies in Laurea, you don't need to submit any certificates, your Open UAS studies will be checked from the Laurea Student Register.


Applicants who have completed at least 30 credits relevant Open UAS studies by the end of the application period will be invited to the aptitude interview.  Please notice that the given interview dates or places cannot be changed.

In November 2018 separate application period the degree programmes are only Finnish-taught.

During the interviews the applicant's completed studies in the Open UAS are checked from the Transcript of Records or from Laurea's Student Register. The applicant must have at least 60 credits worth of Open UAS studies that can be integrated into the Bachelor's degree in question. Only completed study units and grades recorded to register are acceptable in student selection. If necessary, a signed and stamped statement from the Open UAS regarding any pending credit completions may be presented during the interview. All studies (at least 60 credits) must be fulfilled and registered by 31.7. for spring application and by 31.12 for the autumn application period. Student selection is conditional until registered studies have been checked.

Also, all applicants for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services are required to have Finnish language skills (level B1 or better). Finnish and English language skills will be tested in the aptitude interview. The interview is conducted based on the same forms and criteria for evaluating aptitude as in the joint application process. In addition, the applicants are handed out an official recommendation regarding the health of individuals seeking to study in the fields of social services, health and sport, and they are required to provide a self-assessment regarding their current health. The applicants must also fill in a form concerning the cancellation of the previous study entitlement. If a student has had their study entitlement in the field of social services and health care revoked on a previous occasion, the matter requires an additional review (the SORA procedure).

The decision on admission is made based on the interview and study performance in Open UAS studies. If the number of applications exceeds the available amount of study places, the student selection will be based on the student's aptitude, total number of credits completed and grades received. The decisions on admissions will be informed to applicants by Laurea Admission Services via email. Applicants must confirm the offered study place latest by 28th December 2018 via Studyinfo.fi.

Please note, non-EU/EEA area students who have been selected through the Finnish joint application or through Laurea's separate application for admission to degree programmes taught in English starting from 1.8.2017 onwards will be charged tuition fees. However, there are some special exceptions, as not all non EU/EEA students are liable to pay fees. More information about Laurea's tuition fees, exemptions of tuition fees and grant policy.


 

Separate application process based on Open UAS studies  for Master's degrees

 

The next application period is 31st October - 14th November 2018 via www.studyinfo.fi . The application form closes on the last application day at 15:00. 

A person who has earned a minimum of 30 credits (in core competence studies) in an Open University of Applied Sciences Masters studies may apply to become a degree student through a separate application process.

In November 2018 separate application period the following master programme will be open for transfer application:

  • Master programme in Service Innovation and Design
     

Applicants must also have eligibility to apply for a master's degree programme at a University of Applied Sciences (UAS). Applicants must have a suitable Bachelor's or Master's degree completed at a University or a University of Applied Sciences and at least three years (36 months) of work experience from the relevant field acquired after the date of graduation on the degree. Work experience must be obtained no later than 31st December 2018 for the autumn 2018 application period.

How to Find the  Application Form:
Go to www.studyinfo.fi > Search for the Laurea degree programme > Limit search results: Application period ongoing > Select the Laurea degree programme > Select the "separate application based on Open UAS studies" (found on the right hand side of the page) > Fill in application 

Applicants must clearly indicate the following information in the application form:

  • the total amount of Open UAS Master's studies credits that will have been completed by 31st December 2018,
  • the degree that gives eligibility for the master's programme and
  • work experience declared in months.

 

Applicants who have studied in an Open UAS other than Laurea need to attach their Open UAS transcript of records directly to the application form in Studyinfo.fi. If necessary, the applicant can also deliver them so that the attachments arrive at Laurea Admission Services by the end of the application period latest by 15:00 (address: Laurea UAS Admission Services, Ratatie 22, 01300 Vantaa)

If you have completed your Open UAS studies in Laurea, you  do not need to send your transcript of Open UAS records. Your Open UAS studies will be checked from the Laurea Student Register.

All eligible applicants who state in their application that they have completed at least 30 credits Open UAS studies by 31st December 2018 will be invited to the interview. The decision on admission is made based on the interview and study performance in path studies. The applicant must have at least 30 credits  worth of master's degree core competence studies that can be integrated into the degree in question from a university of applied sciences. All studies must be fulfilled and registered by 31st December 2018.

The interviews for the master's programmes will be held during week 48 in autumn 2018. Eligible applicants will receive more information about accurate schedule closer to the interviews. During the interviews the applicant's completed studies in the Open UAS are checked, as well as the applicant's degree from a university of applied sciences or from other higher education institution. Also the amount of work experience is checked from applicant’s work certificates.

The decision on the admissions is made by the Director of Master's Degree Studies at Laurea. The separate application study place decisions will be informed to applicants by Laurea Admissions Services via e-mail. Applicants who are selected for admission must confirm the offered study place latest by 28th December 2018 via www.studyinfo.fi .

Please note, non-EU/EEA area students who have been selected through the Finnish joint application or through Laurea's separate application for admission to degree programmes taught in English starting from 1.8.2017 onwards will be charged tuition fees. However, there are some special exceptions, as not all non EU/EEA students are liable to pay fees. More information about Laurea's tuition fees, exemptions of tuition fees and grant policy:
https://www.laurea.fi/en/studying-and-applying/studies/tuition-fees-grants

 

 

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