Eligibility criteria for the 2021 intake

Candidates who have a suitable degree on at least bachelor level in one of the following fields can apply:

  • social services
  • social work
  • diocesan social work
  • youth work
  • nursing
  • public health nursing

Applicants also need to have at least two years of relevant work experience gained after the completion of their university degree (bachelor’s degree). The cut-off date for the accumulation of the work experience is July 31 2021, 3PM Finnish time.

Relevant work experience obtained after completion of a post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto, in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree is also accepted.