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Eligibility

Eligibility in 2018 application period
 

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:

  • a degree or qualification completed outside Finland, which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country (e.g. a high school diploma, an upper general certificate of education, a higher secondary school certificate).

The qualification must be completed by the end of the application period. This doesn’t apply to those who are graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final degree certificate by 10 July 2018.

In order to prove his / her eligibility to apply, an applicant must submit copies of original final certificate and transcript of records used as the basis for application to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

If the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period, he / she must submit a copy of the transcript of records or other certificate to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. The transcript of records or other document must state that the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final certificate / final diploma by 10 July 2018.

If the language of the certificate is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, an official translation must also be submitted. The translation must be signed and stamped by the authorized translator.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has checked the applicant’s original final degree certificates (and translations if needed) in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the original certificate by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.
 

Applicants with a refugee / refugee-like situation

If an applicant is a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and is unable to submit documentary evidence of his / her qualification, he / she can still apply to Savonia UAS. The applicant must have an official decision attesting to his / her refugee status, e.g. a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection.

In addition to filling in the online application form during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi an Applicants with a refugee / refugee-like situation must submit a copy of the decision to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has checked original document in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the original document by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.
 

Health requirements (to those applying to degree programme in Nursing)

Those applying to study in the field of Health Care and Social Services must have a sufficient good health status and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies.

Those applying to the field should bear in mind that

  • studying and working in a profession of this field require good mental balance;
  • the field is not suitable for illegal drug users or for alcohol or legal drug abusers;
  • conditions such as musculoskeletal diseases, chronic skin diseases, allergies and mental health disorders may lead to health issues during studies or later on in working life;
  • a blood-borne disease may restrict the progress of studies and employment;
  • several operational units of social and health care treat patients that are exposed to infec-tions, and work in those units requires that the staff’s immunisation is in order.

Applicants are required to provide information concerning their health status and functional capacity as required to assess admission at the request of the university of applied sciences concerned, as well as information on any possible prior decision on cancellation of their study entitlement.

Students are required to produce an extract from criminal records at the request of the university of applied sciences if working with minors forms an essential part of the tasks assigned to them during their studies or work placement periods that are part of their studies.

Universities of applied sciences are entitled to require a student to produce a certificate of a drugs test if there is any reason to suspect that the student is under the influence of drugs during practical assignments or during a work placement that is part of their studies, or that the student is addicted to drugs.

 

If you have any questions related to applying, please contact the Admission services.

 

Savonia UAS Admission services
admissions@savonia.fi
 

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Admission services
P.O. Box 6 (Microkatu 1)
FI-70201 KUOPIO
FINLAND

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.

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