For more information regarding eligibility please go to Studyinfo (who can apply)
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 aptitude 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 2–16 July 2018. Application should be sent through Studyinfo by 16 July 2018 at 15:00 (Finnish time).
Admission to the degree programme in adventure and outdoor education is based on
(1) a pretask (motivation letter)
(2) an aptitude interview.
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must pass both the pretask and the interview.
The pretask should be submitted to Humak UAS Admission Services through the online form (link below) by 30 July at 11 PM (23.00) Finnish time. No attachments are accepted. The pretask is assessed pass/fail. All eligible applicants, who pass the pretask, will be invited to an interview in English.
In the interview, the applicant’s aptitude for the studies and for the field of adventure and outdoor education are assessed. Since the studies require excellent command of English language, the applicant’s language proficiency is also assessed. The applicants do not need to submit any language proficiency certificates. The maximum score in the interview is 60. The minimum score in order to be considered for admission is 20.
The interviews are carried out via Zoom application. Applicants do not have to travel to Finland for the interview. For the interview, the applicant needs a computer with an internet connection, a headset with a microphone, and a web cam.
• The pretask should be submitted to Humak UAS Admission Services through the online form by 30 July at 11 PM (23.00) Finnish time.
• The date for the interview is 14 August 2018.
• The individual times and instructions for the interviews will be sent by 8 August 2018.
• The results of the student selection process will be announced by 15 August 2018.
• Please note that all dates and times are in Finnish time.
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