A transfer student is considered to be a student who has a valid right to study at another Finnish higher education institution or at Oulu UAS
When transfer students accept a new study right, they simultaneously lose the study right on which the transfer is based. (Act 257/2015).
Transfer student selection is based on the degree titles defined in The Government Decree on Polytechnics (1129/2014):
Education in English leading to a Bachelor’s degree
Information on admission of transfer students to degree programmes instructed in Finnish.
The admission criteria for transfer student selection at Oulu University of Applied Sciences according to the decision 17.3.2017 § 15 are as follows:
Applicants must fill in the online application form which can be found on this website during the application period. The application must be accompanied by an up-to-date transcript of records stamped and signed by the higher education institution and separate certificates of the study attainments that are not recorded in the study register. The application must also include a study certificate stating the number of terms the applicant has enrolled as present and absent and a possible separate account of the reasons for applying for a transfer.
Transfer students are selected twice a year. Applicants can apply to all degree programmes in the spring selection. The application period for spring 2017 is from 2nd May to 16th May. The application period ends in the last application day at 3 p.m. when the application together with the appendices must be uploaded to the online database.
The applicants will be informed in writing of the results of the student selection by 30th June. Additional application period will not be arranged.
Degree programmes taking part in application period in autumn will be informed by the end of August. The application period for autumn is from 1st November to 15th November (or the next working days). The applicants will be informed in writing of the results of the student selection by 15th December. Additional application period will not be arranged.
Applicants can complete their application until the end of the application period by contacting Student Services (see contact information below). The student selection will be made based on the confirmed documents available in the end of the application period.
After the decision concerning transfer student selection has been made, Student Services will inform the applicants of the decision. The selection is conditional until the applicant has delivered a certificate of resignation from his/her previous higher education institution to Student Services. The applicant will be informed in the letter of admission of the dates when the confirmation of acceptance of the study place and the certificate of resignation must be submitted.
If the applicant is not satisfied with the transfer student selection, he/she can apply in writing to the Board of Oulu University of Applied Sciences for a rectification within 14 days of the publication of the results of student selection. (Act 257/2015).
Transfer students must complete their degrees in accordance with the degree programme to which they have received study right during the transfer. The time student has been present or absent during the studies on which the transfer is based will also be calculated in the degree completion time.
If you apply for a transfer to Degree Programme in Business Information Technology, please note that you have to get your degree finished no later than 31st December 2019.
If a student applying for transfer within Oulu UAS so that the degree title remains unchanged, the process is referred to as changing the degree programme instead of transfer. The application and selection proceedings of the transfer student selection are applied also to these applicants.