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​​​​​How to Apply: Transfer Application ​

The next application period for transfer is on 2nd May to 16th May 2017. The studies begin in August 2017.

A student studying in a University of Applied Sciences (UAS) can transfer his/her study entitlement to another UAS.  An applicant can apply for transfer after the first term of the academic year has been completed.

Laurea students who want to transfer their study entitlement to another Laurea degree programme (different degree title) must also apply using the transfer application form.

The Bachelor's/Master's degree programmes open for transfer will be confirmed by the beginning of each transfer application period.

Selection Criteria

A student studying in another University of Applied Sciences can transfer his/her study entitlement to Laurea University of Applied Sciences. An applicant can apply for transfer after the first term of the academic year has been completed. Applicants selected for transfer must have completed at least 27 credits per completed term whilst registered as present at the previous university of applied sciences. For Masters programmes, transfer applicants must have completed at least 15 credits per academic term. Completed credits must be relevant to the degree programme that the applicant is applying for.

The applicants fulfilling the criteria of transfer application will be invited to an interview based on the attachments received during the application period. This applies to both external applicants (those who are applying outside Laurea) and internal applicants (those who are applying inside Laurea ) whose information will be checked from Laurea's student record system.

Required Attachments and Interviews

The application periods for transfer are in May and November. The application form closes on the last application day at 15:00.  An applicant applying for transfer may submit only one transfer application form to Laurea UAS via An applicant applying for transfer from another University of Applied Sciences in spring 2017 must send his/her official Study Certificate and official Transcript of Records by 16th May 2017 15:00. The official Study Certificate and Transcript of Records must be obtained from the Student Office of the applicant's current University of Applied Sciences. If necessary, a statement from the University of Applied Sciences regarding any pending credit completions may also be attached.

In the spring 2017 transfer period, the required attachments can be submitted via e-form (the link for the e-form will be open on 2nd of May and close on 16th May at 15:00). If sending the attachments online via the e-form is not possible, they may also be sent by post by the deadline to the address:

Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admission Services /Transfer
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa

The studies completed in Laurea are checked from the Student Register.

All required transfer attachments must arrive by the deadline 16th May 15:00. Applications lacking required attachments or lacking required information will not be processed. Transfer applicants who meet the transfer criteria mentioned above will be invited to an interview. The exact dates for spring 2017 transfer interviews will be confirmed closer to the transfer application period.

Applicant's​ language skills may be assessed during the interviews. 

Any pending study credits must be completed so that they appear in the student's transcript of records latest by the transfer interview date. The official transcript of records will be checked in the transfer interviews. Only completed credits will be considered in the student selection.

If the number of transfer 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.

Finnish Language Skills Requirement for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services

All transfer applicants for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services are required to have Finnish language skills (level B1 or better). Link to the Common European Framework of reference for languages where the levels are described:

Results and Accepting the Transfer Place Offered

In the spring application period the transfer selection decisions will be notified to applicants by e-mail by the 30th June at the latest. Applicants who are selected for transfer to Laurea must confirm the study place latest by 14th July 15:00 via / When the selected applicant confirms his/her offered transfer study place, the student's previous study entitlement expires 31.7.2017. When you confirm a study place, you will not be considered a first-time applicant in the future applications. Please note that degree programmes provided in English do not have to use quotas for first-time applicants. For more information see Quotas for first-time applicants  (link). 
The transfer selection decision is made by the director of the degree programme of the campus or other person authorized by him/her. Laurea Admission Services gives the selection decision via email.  

How to Find the Transfer Application Form (during the application period):

Go to > Search for the Laurea degree programme > Limit search results: Application period ongoing > Select the Laurea degree programme > Select the transfer application (found on the right hand side of the page) > Fill in application 

The required attachments (The official Study Certificate and Transcript of Records) can be sent online via e-form (link will be open 2nd May until 16th May 2017 15:00).