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In this page we have gathered information for those who have been accepted as students at Laurea. The following information will help you to​ get oriented to your studies.​

In summer of 2016, the decision of admission  will be notified to admitted students via e-mail. After you have received the notification of admission e-mail, you must also confirm the study place offered. The instructions for confirming your study place can be accessed here under each of the respective programmes.

All applicants will receive the official decision on student admission by e-mail on 1st July 2016.  

Applicants who have been accepted to their FIRST choice option (degree programmes in English)  can be notified of possible admission before 1st July 2016.   All other applicants will receive the decision on admission by e-mail on 1st July 2016.

Transfer application: Applicants selected for admission in the transfer application have been notified of instructions via e-mail.

Separate application based on Open UAS studies: Applicants selected for admission in the separate application have been notified of instructions via e-mail. Applicants selected for admission must have at least 60 credits of completed Open UAS studies in their transcript of records.

Welcome to Laurea​ and congratulations to all the incoming students for the 2016-2017 academic year!

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​​​​​Bachelor Programmes 2016, Study Schedules & Vital Attachments

Laurea offers six bachelor degree programmes taught in English at the Leppävaara and Tikkurila campuses. In the letter of admission, the campus you have been admitted to is indicated therein. Please find below relevant  information concerning the programme you have been admitted to​, campus, registration practicalities, schedules and other vital notifications.


NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Degree Programmes: Nursing; Social Services; Business Management; BIT; Restaurant Entrepreneurship; & Security Management
Campuses: Leppävaara & Tikkurila

You have been granted admission to Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, to the Degree Programme mentioned in your acceptance letter (please refer to your admission email).

The scope of the programme is 210 ECTS credits and is 3.5 years in duration. The formal time frame of the programme is from 29th August 2016 to December 31st 2019.

Studies commence by registration in person on 29th August at 9:00.  The address is Ratatie 22, 01300 Vantaa for programmes taught in Tikkurila and Vanha maantie 9, FIN-02650 Espoo for programmes taught in Leppävaara. Please bring your Identification card and original certificates of your upper secondary education with you for registration on the first day of studies. Your admission is conditional until the original certificates have been checked. Please note that admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 14 days of commencement of your studies ​or it is discovered that you gave false information  when applying.

The study place confirmation can be made online either via studyinfo.fi > Log in > Authentication Service or in writing with the confirmation form found below or the one sent to you in the notification of admission email from studyinfo.fi. The confirmation must be made before July 15th 2016 15:00 at the latest. If you are confirming your study place in writing with the confirmation form, the form must arrive before July 15th 2016 15:00 to the Laurea Admissions Office address:

Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Ratatie 22
FIN-01300 Vantaa
Finland

In addition to the confirmation, you must enrol as present or absent (please see grounds for enrolling as absent) for the academic year and send a photocopy of your final upper secondary school certificate to the admissions office's address above. ​Please note that if the Admissions Office does not receive your study place confirmation either in writing or online through studyinfo.fi by the given date, you will forfeit your right to enrol in the degree programme.​​

The final deadline to begin studies is 19th September 2016 in the autumn semester. If you arrive later than 19th September, gathering credits for the autumn semester is not possible.  Please keep the admissions office informed of any address changes. ​ 

Viewing study schedules 

You may view your study group's study schedule for autumn 2016 in the ASIO-system, which you can enter from the link "Viewing study schedules" (in the top right corner of this window). Find your student group code below.​ 

Degree Programme                                                                                    Study code

Nursing                                                                                                              SNV216SN​

Social Services                                                                                               SWV216SN​

Business Management                                                                             HBA216SN

BIT                                                                                                                        NIA216SN

Restaurant Entrepreneurship                                                             MEA216SN

Security Management                                                                              HCA216SN


​​Service Innovation and Design

 

NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Degree Programme: SID
Campus: Leppävaara

You have been granted admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Leppävaara. According to the decree given by the Ministry of Education, the name of the qualification and title conferred for the degree programme in Service Innovation and Design is Master of Business Administration. The degree falls under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.

The scope of the programme is 90 ECTS credits and is 1.5–2.5 years in duration. The formal timeframe of the programme is from 1.9.2016 to 31.12.2017.

To keep your right to enrol in this Degree Programme, you must confirm the study place offered to you, register for the academic year and submit your higher education degree and work certificates The study place confirmation can be made online either via studyinfo.fi > Log in > Authentication Service or in writing with the confirmation form found below or the one sent to you in the notification of admission email from studyinfo.fi. The confirmation must be made before July 15th 2016 15:00 at the latest. If you are confirming your study place in writing with the confirmation form, the form must arrive before July 15th 2016 15:00 to the Laurea Admissions Office. Please note that if the Admissions Office does not receive your study place confirmation either in writing or online through studyinfo.fi by the given date, you will forfeit your right to enrol in the degree programme.

Please send the form to the following address: 
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Ratatie 22
FIN-01300 Vantaa
Finland

In addition to the confirmation, you must enrol as present or absent (please see grounds for enrolling as absent) for the academic year and send the Laurea Admissions Office photocopies of your higher education degree certificates, academic transcripts and work certificates (proving at least 36 months of work experience after your higher education degree) by 15th July 15:00. Kindly note that employment contracts alone are not considered as work certificates. All work experience must be proven with valid work experience statements issued by the employer. The statement must clearly show the duration of your employment and work tasks and must be duly signed and stamped by the employer. If you are currently employed, please provide a temporary statement from your employer of the on going employment.  Work experience which cannot be proven with the employer's statements will not be considered. ​

Studies begin 1st September 2016 at 8.45 a.m. at Laurea Leppävaara, Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. The first day's programme will last until 5 p.m. The contact sessions will continue on the 2nd and 3rd of September. 

Please bring your Identification card/passport, original higher education degree certificates, academic transcripts and work certificates with you on the first day of studies. Admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 14 days of commencement of your studies ​or it is discovered that you gave false information  when applying.​​ 

You may view your study group's study schedule for autumn 2016 in the ASIO-system, which you can enter from the link "Viewing study schedules" (in the top right corner of this window). Your student group is HYA216SJ.


 

​Global Development and Management in Health Care​​

 

 NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Degree Programme:  Global Development and Management in Health Care

Campus: Tikkurila

You have been granted admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Global Development and Management in Health Care at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Tikkurila. According to the decree given by the Ministry of Education, the name of the qualification and title conferred for the Degree Programme in Global Development and Management in Health Care is Master of Health Care. The degree falls under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.

The scope of the programme is 90 ECTS credits and is 1.5–2.5 years in duration. The formal timeframe of the programme is from 8.9.2016 to 31.12.2017.

To keep your right to enrol in this Degree Programme, you must confirm the study place offered to you, register for the academic year and submit your higher education degree and work certificates . The study place confirmation can be made online either via studyinfo.fi > Log in > Authentication Service or in writing with the confirmation form found below or the one​ sent to you in the notification of admission email from studyinfo.fi. The confirmation must be made before July 15th 2016 15:00 at the latest. Please note that if the Admissions Office does not receive your study place confirmation either in writing or online through studyinfo.fi by the given date, you will forfeit your right to enrol in the degree programme.​

Please send the form to: 
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Ratatie 22
FIN-01300 Vantaa
Finland

In addition to the confirmation, you must enrol as present or absent (please see grounds for enrolling as absent) for the academic year and send the Laurea Admissions Office photocopies of your higher education degree certificates, academic transcripts and work certificates (proving at least 36 months of work experience after your higher education degree) by 15th July 15:00.  Kindly note that employment contracts alone are not considered as work certificates. All work experience must be proven with valid work experience statements issued by the employer. The statement must clearly show the duration of your employment and work tasks and must be duly signed and stamped by the employer. If you are currently employed, please provide a temporary statement from your employer of the on going employment.  Work experience which cannot be proven with the employer's statements will not be considered. ​

Please bring your Identification card/passport, original higher education degree certificates, academic transcripts and work certificates with you on the first day of studies. ​Admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 14 days of commencement of your studies ​or it is discovered that you gave false information  when applying.​​
 
Attachment
Welcome letter from principal lecturer​ ​


 Registration for the academic year

It is important to confirm your studyplace as well as register yourself as present or absent for the academic year before the given deadline. If you do not register in the aforementioned manner by the deadline, you will lose your right to study. 

To register yourself as present or absent, please select the registration/enrollment service (OILI) found below the study place confirmation link in the My studyinfo -service ( Studyinfo.fi > Log in). In order to log in to the My studyinfo -service by strong authentication you need Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the police provided with a chip and a reader.

If you do not have Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card​, please use the degree specific confirmation form found under each respective programme or the one sent to you in the notification of admission email from studyinfo.fi​.
 

​​Methods and Objectives for Studying

At Laurea you will learn through research, reflection and development activities carried out together with teachers, other students and workplace actors. You will build up your knowledge base, practise skills, develop creative problem-solving techniques and acquire competence needed in your professional field by taking part in development projects. Laurea engages in close interaction with employers, and you will thus establish contacts with working life while still a student. This operating method typical of Laurea is called Learning by Developing (LbD).

Your aim should be to accumulate at least 60 credits during each academic year. Before you start your studies, you can familiarize yourself with the curricula by accessing them in our SoleOPS system.

You have been accepted to study either in day-time studies  or in blended learning. Both include project work carried out in teams, requiring you to coordinate your schedules with other students. Studies will be offered on the campuses, in virtual environments and also at workplaces.

Recognizing Prior Learning as Part of your Studies (RPL)

Before actually starting your studies, you should take a moment to consider if you might already have some competence that matches the learning outcomes for which your degree aims. See the objectives of your degree programme in the curriculum and compare those to your current competences.

Your earlier competences can be taken into account in the following ways​:
• Competences which are equivalent to the degree requirements can be recognized as part of the core competence studies
• Any other higher education level competences which do not match the degree requirements, can be included in the complementary competence studies if you wish.

As you start your studies, you will have an opportunity to discuss these questions with the guidance specialists at your campus.
You are advised to apply for the recognition of compulsory studies at the beginning of your studies because it might shorten your study time. Instructions concerning the application process can be found in Laurea’s intranet (Laurea LINK), which you can access once you start studying. At this point, it is good to know that you will need documents and some other proof or demonstration of your competences for the process. Please also note that you are obliged to demonstrate the comparability of your earlier studies completed abroad with the Finnish education ‎system.​

Student Union, Financial Aid & Housing

Laureamko 

Your student union is Laureamko. 

 ​Laurea's students can purchase the official student card and get various services from the student union Laureamko. With the student card, you will get discounts on the train (VR) and Matkahuolto bus trips and over 660 other benefits. You can also choose the international student card with 42 000 discounts in almost 130 countries.

Student Union of Laurea UAS is proud to introduce in cooperation with Laurea a new Multicultural Mentoring Program for new Laurea students who originate from outside of Finland! This 1-1 mentoring program will not only supplement your studies but will allow for faster integration and will also let you meet new people, get inspired and above all have fun while doing so. Find out more from here!​  

Check your Laureamko benefits  ​


Fi​nancial Aid

Financial aid for students is available for Finnish citizens and, in some cases, for non-citizens of Finland.

As a Finnish citizen you can apply for financial aid as soon as you have been accepted as a degree student at a university of applied ​sciences. After that, your entitlement to financial aid is based on the progress you make in your studies. For specialisation studies, financial aid is granted if you complete a 30-credit study entity in a maximum of six months.

Financial aid comprises
• a study grant,
• a housing supplement
• and a government-guarantee for student loan.

The study grant and housing supplement are paid each month to your bank account. Only study grants are considered taxable income. Financial aid application are mainly addressed directly to Kela (http://www.kela.fi/web/en​)​.

The Kela website also includes a comprehensive package of information on financial aid for students and the amount of financial aid granted, calculators for income limits, e-services and application forms that you can print out.
As a foreign student you can see information on financial aid from the Kela website.​​​

Housing

HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, provides student housing predominantly in the Helsinki metropolitan area. To qualify for housing, the tenant must be a full-time degree student, be entitled to financial aid and their place of study must be located in the Helsinki metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen).  Students can submit housing applications on the HOAS website : http://www.hoas.fi/en/​ ​
Additionally, you can contact the actors responsible for each city's rental housing. It is also a good idea to look at what's available in the private rental market.

Practicalities for international students
 

Visas and Residence Permits
Some of the entrance exams are arranged in Finland only. Before applying, applicants must check if he/she needs a visa to attend the entrance exams in Finland.  Please note that processing of immigration documents (visa/residence permit application) requires several weeks.  

Students who have been selected for admission must apply for the residence permit from the local Finnish diplomatic mission immediately after receiving the admission letter in order to avoid delay in beginning studies. Please note the Admissions Services do not provide assistance in the Visa/Residence permit application. For more information on the visa requirements contact the nearest Finnish or other EU-member state Embassy representing Finland in visa matters. 
> Finnish Immigration Service information for students

Health Insurance 
Health insurance is a mandatory requirement for obtaining a residence permit for studies. Students applying for an extension of to their residence permit must also have valid health insurance. Finnish higher education institutions (both Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences) have created an insurance package that provides coverage ‎at a reasonable price and as comprehensive as possible for your needs while you are studying in ‎Finland.
Link to Instructions for obtaining insurance from the Student Insurance Program (SIP)‎

Study in Finland
The degree programmes in English are offered in Laurea Leppävaara in Espoo and Laurea Tikkurila in Vantaa. Both campuses are easy to reach by local train connections. Laurea does not have tuition fees, but international students need to cover their living costs themselves and are not eligible for the Finnish government student grant. Laurea does not have its own student dormitories or other housing for students. Student accommodation is available with student housing associations and companies close to most Laurea local units. 
> See also information about Living in Finland​​​​

Finnish Personal Identity code for International Degree Students
International students studying in Finland for three (3) months or more must register with a Finnish official and acquire a Finnish Personal Identity Code. If you study in Finland more than one year, it is advisable also to make your residence your Home Municipality (or Municipality of Residence). That way you are entitled to use the public health care services in your home Municipality. 

The following instructions have been compiled for you on how to proceed when trying to obtain a Finnish personal identity code (social security number): Instructions on how to acquire a Finnish personal identity code

 

 

Laurea Admission Services

The Laurea Admissions Services is happy to help you out with any questions regarding your application.

Laurea Admission Services
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa, Finland
Tel. +358 9 8868 7293
e-mail: admissions@laurea.fi
 

Admissions Office open hours
Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 (Phone service available during 10:00 -14:00)

Important links

Activate your student account
Results of the joint application​
services​
Studies at Laurea

Viewing study schedules

My Studyinfo.fi
Laureamko Student Union
    Student union
Laurea's degree regulations
Read about Laurea's degree    regulations

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