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

The next application period for transfer is on 1st November to 15th November 2016. The studies begin in January 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.

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 Laureawhose information will be checked from Laurea's student record system. 

Required Attachments and Interviews

The application periods for transfer are in May (1. - 15.5.) and November (1. - 15.11.). The application form closes on the last application day at 15:00.  An applicant applying for transfer may submit only one transfer application form via An applicant applying for transfer from another University of Applied Sciences in autumn 2016 must send his/her official Study Certificate and official Transcript of Records by 15th November 2016 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 autumn 2016 transfer period, the required attachments can be submitted via E-form (the link for the E-form will be open 1st of November and close on 15th November 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 15th November 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 which will be arranged

  • 30th November 2016 for Social Services and Nursing (Bachelor programmes) Tikkurila campus
  • 2nd December 2016 for Business Management, Security MAnagement, Business Information Technology and Restaurant Entrepreneurship (Bachelor programmes)  Leppävaara campus
  • Master programmes are not included in the Autumn transfer

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

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:

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.

Results and Accepting the Transfer Place Offered

In the autumn period the transfer selection decisions will be notified to applicants by e-mail by the 16th of December 2016 at the latest. Applicants who are selected for transfer to Laurea must confirm the study place latest by 30th December 15:00 via / When the student selected confirms his/her offered transfer study place, the student's previous study entitlement expires 31.12.2016. 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:

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 1st November until 15th November 2016 15:00)