For more information regarding eligibility please go to Studyinfo (who can apply)
To succeed in the studies, students have to possess sufficient mental and physical health and functional capacity. Students have to be able to function in various social situations and multicultural groups and to participate in multiday expeditions including several activities, such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, climbing, biking, and winter travel. Students have to act in a responsible way and promote safety.
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.
For more information, please see Studyinfo (Application process/Health requirements)
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.
Application period: 8.1.2020 at 08:00 – 22.1.2020 at 15:00
Applications should be sent through Studyinfo:
Bachelor of Humanities, Community Educator/Adventure and Outdoor Education
Student selection is based on either
1) the SAT test and an aptitude interview or
2) the entrance exam (including interview).
Applicants choose between the options 1 and 2. The options are described in detail below.
OPTION 1: The SAT and aptitude interview
This option consists of both a) the SAT and b) an aptitude interview (online). The option is recommended especially for those applicants who are not able to participate in the entrance exam arranged in Finland.
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:
- 2 November 2019 (registration dl. 3 October 2019)
- 7 December 2019 (registration dl. 8 November 2019)
Please register on time, the tests might be fully booked!
For more information on the dates and the test centers, see e.g. the following websites:
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 14 February 2020. 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.
Missed the SAT-test registration deadline?
- You can also apply via entrance examination which is held in Nurmijärvi, Finland. See option 2.
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: 11 March 2020.
Time: The invitation, including the individual date and time for the interview, will be announced to the eligible applicants who have passed the SAT (with the minimum score requirements). The invitations will be sent by email on 21 February 2020. 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 29 January 2020.
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 on 21 February 2020.
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: 10 March 2020.
Place: Kiljava (Nurmijärvi), Finland.
The maximum score for the exam: 100 points.
The minimum score in order to be considered for admission: 50.
More information about the date, exam and practical arrangements will be provided in the invitation letter.
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.
Results of the student selection will be announced on 31 March 2020 at the latest.
Special arrangements and accessibility for the UAS entrance examination
If you need special arrangements for the entrance examination (e.g. additional time, technical disability aids or other special arrangements) due to disability, illness, dyslexia or other special reasons, you must fill in a written application for special arrangements. Please attach a medical certificate or other equivalent statement on the nature of your disability or illness or, for instance, your dyslexia. Please submit the application to the university of applied sciences you have selected for your entrance examination. The situation of each applicant shall be considered individually.
Copy of original final certificate and transcript of records
Applicants must upload a copy of the degree certificate along with the application by 29 January 2020 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 1990
Applicants graduating with an IB, EB or RP/DIA degree during the application period shall submit Predicted Grades or an equivalent interim certificate to Humak UAS Admission Services by 8 April 2020 at 3:00 pm Finnish time. A copy of the final certificate / final grades (transcript of grades) must be submitted to admission services by 15 July 2020 3:00 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.
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