​​​​​​​​​​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 (e.g. Bachelor's Degree in Health Care).

Application period for study programmes in autumn 2017 is 17th - 31st May, 2017 via www.studyinfo.fi.  All 60 credits of studies must be fulfilled and registered by 31.7.2017.


Instructions for application period

How to find the separate application form during the application period:
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 through open UAS (found on the right hand side of the page) > Fill in application 

Applicants must clearly indicate in the application form the total amount of credits received from Open UAS by 31st July 2017. 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 send their Transcript of Records (signed and stamped) indicating at least 30 credits worth of relevant Open UAS studies to the Laurea Admission Services by 31st May 2017 15:00. The Transcript of Records from the Open UAS can be sent via e-form to Laurea (link will open on 17th May 2017 at 8:00 and close on 31st May 2017 15:00). If sending the required attachments through e-form is not possible, the applicant can also send them by post so that the attachments are at Laurea Admission Services by the 31st May 2017 at 15:00:

Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admission Services
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa

Studies completed in Laurea Open UAS will be checked from the Student Register.

The invitations for interviews will be send to eligible applicants via e-mail by Laurea Admission Services in the beginning of June 2017.

Information for interview dates of the Bachelor's degrees

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.

- Applicants for the Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Management, Business Information Technology, Security Management and Restaurant Entrepreneurship will be interviewed at the Laurea Leppävaara campus on 12th June 2017.

- Applicants for the Bachelor's degree programmes in social and health care and beauty care will be interviewed at Laurea's Tikkurila campus on 15th June 2017.

Please notice that the given interview dates or places cannot be changed.

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 31.7.2017. 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

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 by 30th June 2017 at the latest. Applicants must confirm the offered study place latest by 14th July 2017 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

 

How to find the separate application form during the application period:
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 through open UAS (found on the right hand side of the page) > Fill in application 

The required attachments (The official Transcript of Records) can be sent online via e-form by 31st May 2017 15:00 (link will open 17th May 2017 at 8:00 and close 31st May 2017 at 15:00).
 

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

 
 A person who has earned a minimum of 15 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.

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 July 2017 for the spring 2017 application period.

Application period for study programmes in autumn 2017 is 17th – 31st May, 2017 via www.studyinfo.fi.  All studies must be fulfilled and registered by 31st July 2017.

Applicants must clearly indicate the following information in the application form: the total amount of credits received from Open UAS by 31st July 2017, 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 send their Transcript of Records by 31st May 2017 15:00 to the Laurea Admission Services. The Transcript of Records from the Open UAS can be sent via e-form to Laurea (link will open on 17th May 2017 at 8:00 and close on 31st May 2017 at 15:00). If sending the required attachments through e-form is not possible, the applicant can also send them by post so that the attachments are at Laurea Admission Services by the 31st May 2017 at 15:00:

Laurea UAS Admission Services
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa

Studies completed in Laurea Open UAS are checked from the Student Register.

All eligible applicants who have completed at least 15 credits Open UAS studies 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 15 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 July 2017.

The interviews for the master's programmes will be held during the 12th – 16th June 2017. 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 by 30th June 2017 at the latest. Applicants must confirm the offered study place latest by 14th July 2017 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

The required attachments (The official Transcript of Records) can be sent online via e-form by 31st May 2017 15:00 (link will open 17th May 2017 at 8:00 and close 31st May 2017 at 15:00).

 

 Time table

17.5.-31.5.2017 Application period

31.5.2017 Attachments must be at Laurea Admissions Office by 15:00 Finnish time

12.6.-16.6.2017 Interviews for Master's programmes

30.6.2017 Results of the separate application are published

14.7.2017 Last day to confirm the offered study place

 

 

 

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