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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 2nd - 15th November 2020.

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 a degree 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 Bachelor's studies at least 45 credits/year or 22 credits/term (Master's studies at least 30 credits/year or 15 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.

The transfer is possible if

  • You meet the admission criteria.
  • Your studies can be accredited for the new degree programme and you are able to graduate within the regulated study time.
  • There is free study place available for you.

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, autumn 2020”.

Fill in the application form during the application period. The application period ends on the last day at 3 pm Finnish time.

Please enclose official attachments to the application form by 17th November 2020 at 23.59 Finnish time:

  • student certificate, which shows your enrolment details
  • study records, which shows completed credits needed for the transfer


Tuition fee

Savonia UAS collects tuition fee from non EU/EEA students. More information available on our website.

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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.