Welcome to the Master’s Degree Programme in Community Development and Conflict Resolution

Our warmest congratulations on obtaining your study place at Diak!

Please follow these instructions to ensure a smooth start to your studies.

First steps

1. Confirm your study place

Confirm your study place by using the link on your confirmation email or by logging in to the Oma Opintopolku / My Studyinfo service. You need to confirm your study place by 8 July 2019, 3pm (Finnish time) or else you will lose it.

Before confirming your study place, be aware of the one study place per term provision.

Please note that if you have to pay the tuition fee, you will be notified of this separately. The tuition fee in this Master’s degree programme is €6000 per academic year.


2. Register for the academic year 2019–2020

After confirming your study place, you have to register as attending or non-attending for the academic year 2019–2020 by 8 July 2019, 3pm (Finnish time). Register as attending or non-attending at the Oma Opintopolku / My Studyinfo service.

If you are unable to register online, please contact the Admission Services.

Please note that you can only register as non-attending for your first academic year on certain legal grounds. Please take into account that this Master’s degree programme will not start again in 2020.

If you have to pay the tuition fee, you cannot register for the academic year before you have paid the fee.


3. Submit copies of your educational certificates

If you did not attach copies of your educational certificates to your online application form when you submitted it, please submit copies to the study office as soon as possible, by 8 July 2019 at 3pm, either by email or by post. The copies have to reach the study office by that time.

Even if you register as non-attending, you must provide copies of your certificates.

The copies will not be returned to you.

If an applicant has provided false information and would not have been eligible for admission on the basis of correct information, Diak may reverse the decision of admission. In addition, if an applicant does not provide copies within the given time, Diak may reverse the decision of admission.


4. Apply for residence permit if needed

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) has compiled instructions for incoming degree students who need to apply for a residence permit.

Starting your studies

Studies in the Master’s degree programme in Community Development and Conflict Resolution start on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at 8am (registration) at the Helsinki campus (Kyläsaarenkuja 2, 00580 Helsinki).

Please have a look at the schedule for the kick-off seminar on 4–5 September 2019.

You will meet your student group at that time. You will also receive important information about starting your studies and studying at Diak.

Your Study Guidance Counsellor is Eija Nieminen. You can reach her by email at eija.nieminen@diak.fi from 8 August 2019 onwards.

You can find the contact teaching days on the programme’s website and the more exact schedule on Diak’s schedule tool Lukkarikone. Search with your group code Y47cod.

Studies include contact teaching, independent study and studying in small groups as well as online on MoodleRooms. The studies of the group will progress, primarily, in accordance with a schedule that is phased according to the group’s learning tasks.

The studies will require individual tasks and cooperative work as well as interaction face-to-face and online. The studies are designed to correspond to fulltime studies 40 h/week.

Checking original certificates

Your admission is conditional until your certificates have been checked and copies have been compared to the original documents.

Take your original educational and work certificates with you on the first day of studies.

During the first two weeks of studies, the originals of your educational and work certificates, which you used in the application process, will be compared to the copies you submit.

If you do not submit the original certificates for verification, Diak may reverse the decision of admission.

Intensive course

Students accepted to the programme will receive information concerning the intensive course in Tanzania in their result email.

Traffic connections

You can get quite close to the campus by trams 6 and 8 and buses 55 and 56. There is no parking available but there is plenty of room for bicycles. Kalasatama metro station is about 15 minutes’ walk from the campus.

Student union

The student union for all Diak students is called O’Diako. Please read the Welcome letter from O’Diako and check their website for more information.

More information

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the study office.

Please note that the campus is closed from 26 June until 30 July 2019 so it is not possible to visit the study office or admissions services that time.