Skip to content

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 12 August 2024, you can apply to become a degree student in the separate application. The next application period is from 2 until 16 May (3pm), 2024. 

Applying

Apply at Studyinfo.fi from 2 until 16 May (3pm), 2024.

Avalable study options:

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 12 August 2024 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.  

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.


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 a transcript of records to your application form. 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.

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 12 August 2024. The transcript of records needs to bear the stamp of the awarding institution or be signed digitally.


Student selection

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.

English test

Applicants will be invited to an English skills.  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. The English test is at Diak Helsinki campus on 21.5.2024 at 2-4pm.

Finnish test

In the Bachelor of Health care, Nursing programme, applicants are required to have skills in Finnish on level B1 on the Common European framework for languages.  The Finnish test is at Diak Helsinki campus on 21.5.2024 at 2-4pm.

If you have a document listed below, or your Finnish skills have been assessed before starting your path studies at Diak, you don’t have to attend the Finnish language test.

Language skills can be demonstrated by the following documents:

  • Primary and lower secondary education certificate (Finnish mother tongue or Finnish as a second language)
  • General upper secondary education certificate (Finnish mother tongue or Finnish as a second language)
  • Matriculation examination certificate(Finnish mother tongue or Finnish as second language)
  • Vocational upper secondary qualification completed in Finnish
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma (Finnish: language A or B)
  • European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma (Finnish: L1, L2 or L3)
  • Reifeprüfung (RP) / Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) diploma (Finnish as native language or B1-language)
  • National certificates of language proficiency (Finnish intermediate (all sections passed on level 3) or advanced level (all sections passed on level 5)
  • Civil service language proficiency certificates (Finnish satisfactory, good, or excellent skills).

Health requirements

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.


Admission results

The results of the separate applications for the open UAS will be published in Studyinfo.fi. The offered study place must be accepted by 11 July 2024, 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 autumn 2024.

Diak has the right to cancel the student selection, if the accepted student has not completed 59 credits of degree-specific studies by 12 August 2024. Any student selection is conditional until then.


Starting your studies as a degree student

Studies will start in August 2024. 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.