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Eligibility

 

Eligibility for a UAS Master’s degree programme is conferred by an appropriate UAS Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree (university) and at least three years of subsequent work experience after the degree.

You can apply to Savonia UAS Master's degree in Digital Health if you have completed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Care, Registered Nurse, or
  • another appropriate Bachelor’s / Master’s degree

In addition, you must have at least three years (36 months) of work experience from the field of social services and healthcare or from the field of your Bachelor's / Master's degree. The work experience must be accumulated as from the date of award of the final Bachelor's or Master’s degree certificate and obtained no later than 31st July 2019.

You must submit copies of certificates used as the basis for the application. If a certificate was issued in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, you must also submit a copy of the translation of the certificate. The translation must be done into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorized) translator. All documents must be uploaded to the application form by 10th April 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time at the latest.
 

Work experience requirements

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment continues, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer. Employment contracts are not accepted.

Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer.

Fulltime entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can provide a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs). In addition, a notification from the Trade Register must be submitted. The notification must show details such as the name of the company, field of the operation and the period of time the company has been valid. Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official document.

If an original employment certificate is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator, bearing the translator’s name, signature and stamp, along with the copy of the original certificate to the relevant admissions offices.

Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.

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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