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 entrance examination. 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. 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.
Joint application periods spring 2019:
1) 9 January 8:00 am to 23 January 3:00 pm (UTC/GMT +2)
2) 20 March 8:00 am (UTC/GMT +2) to 3 April 3:00 pm (UTC/GMT +3)
Student selection is based on EITHER
1) the SAT test and an aptitude interview OR
2) the entrance exam (including interview).
Within each application period, applicants choose between the options 1 and 2.
The first option and the first application period (9–23 January) are recommended for those applicants who are not able to participate in the entrance exam in Finland and are applying with a foreign qualification/diploma/degree (for more information, see who can apply).
The second option and the second application period (20 March – 3 April) are recommended especially for applicants with the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination.
However, applicants are free to decide both the application period (January or March-April) and the option (1 or 2). The options are described in detail below. Please read all the information carefully.
OPTION 1: The SAT and aptitude interview
This option consists of both a) the SAT and b) an aptitude interview (online).
a) The SAT
Applicants must complete a standardized aptitude test, the SAT. For more information on the test, please see https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat (in Finnish https://samsuomi.fi/sat-ja-sat-subject/). Only a new format SAT test (completed after March 2016) will be accepted.
The SAT must include the following components: 1) Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and 2) Maths. Humak UAS requires a minimum score of 350 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 250 from Mathematics.
Upcoming SAT test dates:
- 1 December 2018 (registration deadline 2 November 2018)
- 9 March 2019 (registration deadline 8 February 2019)
Please register on time, the tests might be fully booked! For more information on the dates and the test centers, please see e.g. the following websites:
If you are planning on applying in the second application period in March 2019, and using application option 1 (the SAT and an aptitude interview), please attend the SAT test arranged on 1 December 2018 or 9 March 2019 at latest, in order to receive and deliver your results on time.
An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser. The applicants must separately request that the test organiser submit the results to Humak University of Applied Sciences. Thus, the applicant should fill in the school code 7189 in the SAT application form. Those who have already completed an SAT test, including the components Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math Test, must request a test result from the test organiser to be delivered to Humak University of Applied Sciences.
The SAT test results must be submitted by 10 April 2019. Reports printed or submitted by the applicants themselves cannot be accepted. All eligible applicants, who have passed the SAT test with the minimum score requirements listed above, will be invited to an interview in English.
Admission 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.
b) Aptitude interview
In the interview, the applicant’s motivation and aptitude for the studies and for the field of Community Education and Adventure and Outdoor Education are assessed.
Date: 2 or 3 May 2019
Time: The invitation, including the individual date and time for the interview, will be sent by email to the eligible applicants who have passed the SAT (with the minimum score requirements). Invitations will be sent by 24 April 2019. All times and dates are in Finnish time.
Place: The interviews are conducted online, more information will be provided within the invitation. Applicants do not have to travel to Finland to attend the interview. For the interview, the applicant needs a computer with internet connection, a headset with a microphone, and a web cam.
The maximum score for the interview: 60.
The minimum score in order to be considered for admission: 20.
Should the applicant have any requirements for special arrangements, such as using a sign language interpreter, the applicant must contact Humak UAS Admission Services by 30 January 2019 (application period 1, January) or by 10 April 2019 (application period 2, March).
OPTION 2: Entrance examination
Applicants should participate in an entrance examination arranged in Nurmijärvi (at Nurmijärvi Campus), Finland. Invitations to the examination are sent by email to all eligible applicants by 11 April 2019.
The entrance examination consists of a) written section(s) and b) an interview in English. Applicants must pass all the parts of the exam in order to be selected for admission. In the entrance examination, the applicant’s language proficiency is assessed.
Date: 25 April 2019.
Place: Nurmijärvi, Finland.
The maximum score for the exam: 100 points.
The minimum score in order to be considered for admission: will be announced later.
More information on the exam will be provided in the spring 2019. Please note that Humak UAS is not co-operating with other UASs, and therefore the result of the entrance exam is accepted only at Humak.
Humak reserves the right for changes.
Copy of original final certificate and transcript of records
Applicants must submit a copy of their final degree certificate by 30 January 2019 (application period 1) 10 April 2019 (application period 2) at 3:00 pm Finnish time if they have completed one of the following degrees:
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- European Baccalaureate (EP)
- Reifeprüfung (RP)
- Foreign degree which gives eligibility in the awarding country, and an official translation if applicable
- Finnish matriculation examination completed before 1991
Applicants graduating with a degree that gives them eligibility to apply for studies at a university of applied sciences in Finland during the spring of the application period, must submit a copy of their transcript of records or other certificate of studies to Humak UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 10 April 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time. The transcript of records or other document must prove that the applicant will graduate during the spring of the application period. The final certificate or final diploma must be submitted to the admission services by 12 July 2019, 3 pm Finnish time.
If the language of the certificate is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, an official translation must also be submitted. The translation must be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.
Applicants graduating with an IB, EB or RP degree during the spring of the application period must submit a predicted grades report to Humak UAS Admission Services by 10 April 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time. A copy of the original degree certificate must be submitted by 12 July 2019 3:00 pm Finnish time.
The admission is conditional until Humak UAS has checked the applicant’s original final degree certificates (and translations if needed) in September when the studies begin. If applicants fail to submit the original certificate by the set date, they will lose their study place at Humak UAS.
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