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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

As a student at Diak, you can apply for the recognition of prior learning and credit transfer regardless of where, how and when your prior learning took place.

In the RPL process, the student’s existing competences are compared with the intended learning outcomes of Diak’s curriculum.

The process is only available to degree students who are registered as attending students.

Students usually apply for a credit transfer towards a whole module or course.

The RPL process generally takes place at the start of the degree programme in conjunction with the approval of the personal study plan, but the application can also be submitted at a later stage.

Application schedule

In the spring 2022 the RPL application period was 24 January–13 February 2022. Applications are submitted via MyDiak. In this application you have the last chance to get accreditation for study modules that are scheduled for your group in the autumn 2022.

In the autumn 2022 the RPL application period will be 22 August–18 September 2022. Applications are submitted via MyDiak. In this application you have the last chance to get accreditation for study modules that are scheduled for your group in the spring 2023 (new students can also apply for RPL for 1.semester studies).

Application info sessions:

5.9.2022 at 8-9 How to apply for accreditation of your previous studies/experience
6.9.2022 at 15:00 – 16:00 RPL workshop  (come to ask questions about RPL)
Recording of the RPL basic info session 

25.8.2022 at 10:00 – 11:00 New nursing students’ accreditation info session

Application guidelines

The guidelines for RPL application are available at Screensteps.

Teachers responsible of RPL

Before submitting an RPL application please check which Diak teacher will process your application. RPL applications for elective studies are addressed to Study Guidance Counsellor Sonja Hyrkkö.