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Health requirements concern those applying to study Humanities and Education; Social Services, Health and Sport; and Maritime Studies (Sea Captain). The studies in these fields of education include requirements that concern the safety of minors, patients, clients and traffic. As the students have to possess a certain level of functional capacity to complete practical assignments and work placements during the studies, a sufficiently good medical status is required.
Degree programme in Community Education:
Working in the profession requires sufficient mental stamina, balance and attention span as well as good social competency and interaction skills. In the community educator’s profession, matters of responsibility are of utter importance. The admission of the student may be revoked by a mental disorder or decrease in functional capacity that prevents the student from participating in the studies or from functioning in working life, e.g.
- acute intoxicant abuse that affects the student’s daily life, or severe substance abuse
- severe social anxiety that remarkably impedes interacting with people
- a psychiatric disorder that prevents the student from participating in studies or functioning in working life, e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression that severely lowers the student’s functional capacity
- another disorder that endangers the health or safety of either the student him-/herself or his/her fellow students
Matters related to health status or functional capacity must not be a disincentive for admission if the impediment can be removed by reasonable measures. The severity of the impediment and the state of treatment will be considered when assessing the applicant’s aptitude for studying in the degree programme in question.
The ethical code of the professional field is considered, when assessing the applicant’s health status and functional capacity. Even if the applicant’s health status or disability may be an impediment for participating in some of the study-related practical assignments, it does not necessarily imply that the person be inapt to study Humanities and Education.
If, based on the information given by the applicant during the applying process, considered necessary, the university of applied sciences may require more detailed information on the health status to assess the applicant’s capacity to study and to discuss reasonable measures.
Before the student commences a supervised work placement as part of his/her studies, the university of applied sciences may request a criminal record extract, if the work placement requires an essential amount of working with minors. The applicant must, at the request of the university of applied sciences, produce the information related to his/her health status required for the assessment of the applicant’s admission aptitude.
The English Language Proficiency
The teaching language of the degree programme is English, enabling students to work in an international environment. To succeed in studies in the degree programme, the student must have an excellent command of the English language. The applicant’s language proficiency is assessed in the interview. The applicants need not submit documents on their language proficiency.
For non-native Finnish speaking students Finnish language will be taught as part of the curriculum and students will be encouraged to continue their Finnish studies all through the programme in order to equip them with language skills to meet the demands of the Finnish labour market.
Application period for the degree programme is from 14 March to 28 March, 2018. Application should be sent through Studyinfo (www.studyinfo.fi, click the image below)
Admission to the degree programme in adventure and outdoor education is based on the total points of the SAT test (40 %) and the interview (60 %). In order to be considered for admission, applicants must pass both parts (SAT test and interview) of the examination.
Student selection is based on two parts:
(1) Aptitude test
Applicants must complete a standardized aptitude test, SAT. The SAT test must include the following components:
1) Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and 2) Math. Humak UAS requires a minimum score of 350 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 250 from Mathematics.
Applicants applying in March: The applicants must register for the SAT tests no later than 6 April 2018. The SAT tests will take place on 5 May 2018 (the test should be taken no later than on the May test date). Detailed information about the test and test locations can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers
An official SAT score report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. The school code for Humak UAS is 7189. Those who have already completed an SAT test, including the components Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math, must request a test result from the test organizer to be delivered to Humak University of Applied Sciences.
The results of the SAT test will be announced by 24 May 2018. The deadline for delivering the score report to Humak University of Applied Sciences is 5 June 2018. Reports printed or sent by the applicant themselves cannot be accepted.
All applicants, who have passed the SAT test with the minimum score requirements listed above, will be invited to an interview in English.
In the interview, the applicant’s motivation and aptitude for the studies and for the field of adventure and outdoor education are assessed.
Time: 11 and 12 June, 2018. The individual times for the interviews will be announced later. All times and dates are in Finnish time.
Place: The interviews are digital. Applicants do not have to travel to Finland for the interview.
The interview is carried out via Zoom application. For the interview, the applicant needs a computer with an internet connection, a headset with a microphone, and a web cam.
The maximum score in the interview is 60. The minimum score in order to be considered for admission is 20.
Should the applicant have any requirements for special arrangements, such as using a sign language interpretator, the applicant must contact Humak UAS Admission Services by 13 April 2018.
Can you postpone the beginning of the studies?
You can register as non-attending for the academic year only for the following reasons:
- If you are unable to begin your studies due to illness or disability, and will be non-attending for one semester or the whole academic year
- Maternity leave, paternity leave or parental leave
- Completion of military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland