An Alternative Way to Apply to Study!

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Did you know that you can also apply to study through separate application? Separate applications are for Open UAS pathway studies and transfer applications from another university. Those who have studied the same degree at Humak or at another institution can continue their uncompleted studies by applying for a new study right to complete their degree.

Separate applications and transfer applications are done on Studyinfo, applications for finishing uncompleted studies are done with an e-form. Teaching groups and locations vary between different application periods.

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Separate Application

The separate application period for spring is 1.-15.5. and autumn 1.-15.11.

  • Open UAS separate application
  • Transfer application

Open UAS separate application: Adventure and Outdoor Education – autumn 2022

Study programme: Community Educator, Adventure and Outdoor Education (Bachelor of Humanities). Number of study places: 4.  Application period: 1.-15.11.2022. Study right starts: 1.1.2023.

A student who has completed minumum of 30 ECTS of studies at the Humak Open University of Applied Sciences by the end of the application period can apply for the separate application of the open pathway.

Studies have to be included in the curriculum of Humak Community Educator, Adventure and Outdoor Education.

To be eligible for application on the basis of Open UAS studies, the applicant must have completed:

Compulsory studies 15 ECTS

  • Basic technical skills / Lajitekniset perustaidot 5-10 ECTS
  • Experiential learning / Elämyksellinen ja kokemuksellinen oppiminen 10 ECTS

Optional studies, 15 ECTS from following studies:

  • Community Education as a profession 5 ECTS
  • Study Skills 5 ECTS
  • Finnish language 1 5ECTS or Finnish language and communication 5 ECTS
  • Community educators as adventure education experts 5 ECTS
  • Coahcing-based approach / Valmentava työote 5 ECTS
  • Leadership in adventure education / Seikkailukasvatuksellinen ohjaaminen ja johtaminen 10 ECTS
  • Intermediate technical skills / Lajitekniset edistyneet taidot 10 ECTS
  • Process management in adventure education / Seikkailukasvatuksellisen prosessin hallinta ja tuottaminen 10 ECTS
  • Advanced technical skills / Lajitekniset syventävät taidot 10 ECTS
  • Participatory pedagogy / Osallistava pedagogiikka 5 ECTS
  • Promotion of agency / Toimijuuden edistäminen 5 ECTS

The credits must be in the register by 31 December/ 31 July, before the studies as a degree student start.

Fill and submit the Open UAS Path application in Study Info.

Student Selection and Selection Procedure in Separate Application

  • The applications may include interviews in which the applicant’s suitability for studies is tested.
  • Applicants are required to have adequate language skills. Language skills can be tested as part of a selection interview.
  • Possible special needs of applicants must be reported to Humak UAS’s Applicant Services during the application period.
  • If the amount of applicants exceeds the amount of the starting places, applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:
  1. academic success (weighted average)
  2. the number of study credits completed by the end of the application period
  • Applicants will be notified of student selection decisions by e-mail to the e-mail address provided on the application form. The message also contains instructions for receiving the study place and registering for the academic year.
  • Accepting the place of study is binding and you cannot cancel the reception of the place of study later.


Applying as a Transfer Student

Who can apply?

A transfer student is a student admitted to studies leading to a degree:

  • whose right to study is transferred from one Finnish higher education institution to another OR
  • within a university from one education to another, so that the title of the degree changes.

The transfer requires that the applicant has a valid right to study and it is possible to complete the degree within the time limit.

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree must have at least 30 ECTS credits / ending semester and those completing the master’s degree must have at least 15 ECTS credits / ending semester. The completed studies must be fully acceptable for the degree applied for.

A transfer to Humak may be granted after the first semester of attendance, with the transfer taking effect at the earliest from the beginning of the following semester. For example, a student who has started their studies in the autumn semester of 2020 can apply for a transfer in Humak’s autumn transfer application and receive the right to study from 1 January 2021.

The right to study is calculated from the date on which you have accepted a place to study at a previous university.

When a transfer student assumes a new right to study, they also lose their right to study on the basis of the transfer (University of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014).

Transfer Application for Master’s Degrees

Eligibility for education leading to a master’s degree requires that:

  • the applicant has a valid right to study at a Finnish higher education institution, education leading to a degree at an equivalent level (e.g. education leading to a master’s degree, and
  • the applicant has remaining degree target time (the target time for the degree is reduced by the time the applicant has already used to complete the degree)
  • the applicant has an eligible university of applied sciences degree or other applicable university degree
  • the applicant has at least two years (24 months) of professional experience in the relevant field. The field in question is considered to be both the field for which the application is now being made and the field for which the qualification is available.

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate issued by the employer. The employment certificate must state e.g. the exact start and end dates of the employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties and, in the case of part-time work, the working hours. If the employment continues, a temporary employment certificate should be requested from the employer. Work experience does not have to be continuous or acquired in the service of the same employer. Work experience is reported in full months.

The applicant must convert part-time hours (work less than 35 hours / week) into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 working days of at least 7 hours correspond to one month. For parallel employment, only the amount corresponding full-time employment is taken into account.

Conscription, women’s voluntary military service, civilian service or care leave are not counted as work experience. Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if there is a certificate proving that the applicant is or has been YEL or MYEL insured. (YEL = Entrepreneur’s pension insurance, MYEL = occupational pension insurance for farmers, foresters, fishermen and reindeer herders and their family members). Foreign entrepreneurship is proven by corresponding official documents. In the arts and crafts sector, the communications and visual arts sector, the theater and dance sector and the music sector, instead of work experience, competence may be displayed by other means, for example, a portfolio (L932/2014).

Student Selection

The eligibility of the transfer applicant is checked in the applicant services. If there are more applicants than starting places, applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria: 1) possible interview, 2) academic success, 3) adequate language skills according to the language of education and 4) number of study credits completed by the end of the application period.

The decision to transfer is made by the Director of Education. Only eligible applicants can be selected and student selection is conditional until the certificates are verified. The University of Applied Sciences may cancel the selection if the certificates are not submitted to the UAS by the specified deadline, or if the applicant has provided incorrect information in their application.

We reserve the right to make changes and clarifications to the selection criteria until the start of the application period.


Eligibility Criteria for Graduates

A former Humak bachelor’s / master’s degree student who has studied the same degree at a Finnish UAS and who has started their studies on or after the 1st of August 2015 and has not completed the degree during the right to study or at the discretionary additional time (L325/2015 § 32).

NOTE. if you have started your studies before the 1st of August 2015, you are applying for a new right to study.

The student may have lost the right to study for the following reasons:

  • The student has failed to register for attendance or absence
  • The student does not graduate during the right to study or at the discretionary additional time
  • The student resigns from an UAS

A maximum of 60 ECTS credits may be missing from a UAS degree and a maximum of 30 ECTS credits for a master’s UAS degrees. The right to study is granted for a maximum of one academic year and usually from the academic year following the application.

If your degree is missing 60-90 ECTS and you have possible acceptable work experience or other skills, in this case fill in the information about your skills. This will map out the information needed to make a personal study plan (PSP). The study supervisor or  instructor makes an assessment of the applicant’s possible skills to be included as RPL in the degree. Pre-assessment will only be carried out for applicants who are missing a maximum of 90 ECTS. If the applicant has more than 90 ECTS to complete, then they will either complete the missing credits on the side of the Open University of Applied Sciences or apply to study through joint selection.

If there are more applicants than starting places, applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • possible interview
  • academic success
  • adequate language skills in the language of education
  • the number of credits completed by the end of the application period

The duration of the right to study is determined on the basis of the number of studies remaining and the student’s study plan. The right to study can be granted for a maximum of two semesters. The right to study can start in the middle of the semester. The right to study expires at the end of the semester (July 31 or December 31)

The holder of the re-granted right to study does not have the right to be absent or the possibility of discretionary additional time.

A processing fee of 50 euros is charged to the student for processing the application (Decree 1440/2014).

The application processing time is about a month.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Humak’s applicant services before submitting the application and paying the processing fee at / num.029 451 9300

Continuous Application

The continuous application period for spring is 11.1.-15.5. and for the autumn period 1.8.-15.11.

  • Applications for finishing uncompleted studies

Re-granting the right to study for completion of studies is applied for with an e-application form. Please read the criteria carefully before completing the form and contact Humak Applicant Services if necessary.

The form is open on 1.1. – 15.5. and 1.8. – 15.11.

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