Separate application based on open UAS studies
If you have completed a minimum of 30 credit points (ECTS) at an open UAS and will complete 59 credits by 14 August 2023, you can apply to become a degree student with the separate application from 2 to 16 May 2023 3:00pm (EEST).
Apply at Studyinfo.fi from 2 to 16 May 2023 3:00pm. The application closes on 16 May 2023 at 3pm (EEST).
You can apply if you have completed 30 credit points (ECTS) at an open UAS by the end of the application period. 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 59 credit points (ECTS) by 14 August 2023 in order to be eligible to be selected.
The required credit points can be completed at any open UAS, however they have to match Diak’s curriculum in the degree programme you are applying to. Credits completed at an open university, university or a university of applied sciences as a degree student will not be accepted. You cannot use credit points completed more than three years before the end of the application period (16 May 2023).
Credits obtained at Diak’s open UAS will be checked from MyDiak. Applicants who have completed studies at another open UAS will attach to their application an official transcript of records showing the credits and grades.
Degree programmes available in spring 2023
For available degree programmes taught in Finnish, please visit our Finnish webpage.
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 a transcript of records to your application form by 16 May 2023, 3pm. The transcript of records needs to bear the stamp of the awarding institution or be signed digitally. You also need to attach a comparison table in which you describe how you could apply for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer (RPL) based on your previously completed studies. This is done by comparing your completed studies to Diak’s curriculum and looking for similarities in contents, learning outcomes and scope of the modules. If the transfer is accepted, you will apply for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer according to the RPL process.
You can attach your documents 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. The attachments have to be added using the link by 16 May 2023, 3pm.
If the required 59 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 59 credit points (ECTS) by 14 August 2023, 3pm. The transcript of records needs to bear the stamp of the awarding institution or be signed digitally.
The student selection is made on the basis of study success and sufficient language skills. The study success must correspond to an average grade of 3 on a scale from 1 to 5. The study success is calculated from all the OUAS studies completed within 3 years from the end of the application period using the weighted average of the completed studies.
Applicants will be invited to an English skills test. If the applicant’s English skills have been assessed at Diak before the start of their path studies or if they have completed a suitable English course as a part of their Open UAS studies, they can get an exemption from the English test. The English course completion will be checked on MyDiak or on the transcript you submit.
Applicants applying to a study programme leading to a degree in the fields of social services and health care, humanities and education, are required to have the state of health and functional capacity to be able to take part in the practical assignments or training relating to studies.
Before applying, read the up-to-date health and functional capacity recommendations for the fields of social services and health care, humanities and education on the UASinfo.fi website.
The results of the separate applications for the open UAS will be published in Studyinfo.fi by 7 July 2023 at the latest. The offered study place must be accepted by 14 July 2023 3pm at the latest. Instructions for accepting the study place and registration for the academic year are given in the letter of acceptance. You can only accept one study place from the degree programmes starting in the autumn of 2023.
Diak has the right to cancel the student selection, if the accepted student has not completed 59 credits of study-specific studies by 14 August 2023, 3pm. Any student selection is conditional until then.
Starting your studies as a degree student
Studies will start in August-September 2023. 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.
For more information, please contact the Admission Services.