Direct application based on open UAS studies

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the study progress of some open UAS students. Because of this, we have lowered the ECTS requirement from 59 credit points to 51 credit points for the spring 2020 application period.

If you have completed 30 credit points (ECTS) at an open UAS and will complete 51 credits by 10 August 2020, you can apply to become a degree student in our Degree Programme in Social Services based on these studies.


Apply at from 4 May until 18 May 2020. The application closes on 18 May 2020 at 3:00pm.

You can apply if you have completed 30 credit points (ECTS) at an open UAS. The studies have to be specific to the degree programme you are applying to. You also need to have a suitable health status for the field.

You need to complete 51 credit points (ECTS) by 10 August 2020 so usually you can apply for the first time towards the end of your 2nd semester of your open UAS studies.

The required credit points can be completed at any open UAS, however they have to match our curriculum in our Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Services. Credit points completed at a university or university of applied sciences will not be accepted.

Degree programmes available in spring 2020

Helsinki campus

For available degree programmes taught in Finnish, please visit our Finnish webpage.

Required attachments

If you have completed your studies at Diak’s open UAS, you do not have to submit a transcript of records. Your study progress will be verified internally.

If you have completed your studies at some other institution, you need to attach an official, stamped transcript of records to your application form by 18 May 2020, 3:00pm.

The transcript is to be attached electronically when filling the application form. You can also submit your application form first and then come back to add attachments by using the link you received in your email after submitting your application.

If the required 51 credit points (ECTS) were not completed by the end of the application period, the possible admission is conditional until you submit a transcript of records containing 51 credit points (ECTS) by 10 August 2020, 3:00 pm. This transcript of records needs to be original with a stamp and signature.

Entrance examination

The entrance exam is organised on 26 May 2020 online. All eligible applicants will be invited to the online entrance examination by email. The entrance examination consists of a written exam and an English language test. There is no pre-reading material for the exam.

Admission is based on the entrance exam. Your success in studies can also be taken into consideration.

Special arrangements for entrance examination

You may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking an entrance examination.

Use this form to request for special arrangements for the entrance examination. Please see the form for more detailed information.

Requests must be submitted by 18 May 2020 before 3:00pm Finnish time. Submit the form and the required enclosures to the Admission Services.

Diak may deny an applicant the right to special arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Admission results

You will be notified of the admission results in June 2020.

The admission is conditional until you have presented a transcript of records containing the required 51 credit points (ETCS) by 10 August 2020, 3:00pm.

Starting your studies as a degree student

Studies will start in August 2020. A personal study plan will be made for all admitted students.

The open UAS studies you completed can be included in your degree so far as they match the current curriculum and degree requirements. We do not guarantee that all study modules are offered each year.

More information

For more information, please contact the Admission Services.