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Transfer Student Admission

You can apply transfer twice a year, in May and in November. The next application period is on 2. - 15.5.2018.

If you are a degree student at a Finnish University or a University of Applied Sciences, you can apply for transfer from your current Degree Programme to an equivalent Degree Programme at Savonia University of Applied Sciences to complete your studies.

A student studying at a foreign University or University of Applied Sciences cannot be considered as a transfer student. The change of the field of study requires normal application procedure.


The admission criteria

You may apply to Savonia University of Applied Sciences as a transfer student, if you meet the following requirements and there are free study places available:

  • You are registered as an attending student at a Finnish University or University of Applied Sciences.
  • You have a valid study right for at least one (1) academic term
  • You have completed at least 45 credits/year or 22 credits/term by the end of the application period (credits recognized on the basis of previous studies are excluded).

Studies must be completed and registered to your transcript of records by the end of the application period.

If there are more students applying than can be admitted, the students´ study success and the number of credits will be decisive.

The decisions on the admission of students are made within four (4) weeks after the expiration of the application period and information about the decision will be sent to all applicants by email.


You can apply at You will find the right degree programme by searching with the name of the degree programme and Savonia (e.g. International business Savonia). Open the additional information and fill in the form “Transfer application, Savonia UAS, spring 2018”.

Fill in the application form during the application period from 2 to 15 May 2018. The application period ends on 15 May at 3 pm Finnish time.

Please enclose official attachments to the application form:

  • student certificate, which shows your enrolment details
  • study records, which shows completed credits needed for the transfer (22 credits / term or 45 credits / year)

Alternatively you can send your attachments by email by 17th May 2018 to

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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.