Note! The separate right to study only concerns studies leading into a degree started in Finland. The purpose of a separate right to study is that those who have suspended their studies can apply for a right to complete their remaining studies leading to a degree without having to participate in the normal student selection.
The admission criteria concerning the separate right to study are as follows:
- The applicant will continue studying in the same or corresponding degree programme, where he or she has previously began his or her studies for a degree in Finland. As a distinction from a student seeking transfer, the applicant does not hold a valid right to complete a degree in the degree programme he or she is applying for.
- The applicant has lost his or her right to study for one of the following reasons:
- He or she has resigned from the degree programme or
- His or her time of study has run out or
- He or she has been registered as resigned due to having neglected enrolment and his or her right to study has ended.
- At the time of applying the applicant’s degree can lack at most 60 ECTS credits worth of studies. Studies completed at an open university of applied sciences will also be taken into account. There is no maximum limit for missing ECTS credits to applicants seeking to complete a Master’s degree. The applicant’s previous studies can also have been completed at another university of applied sciences.
- The applicant passes a possible interview or entrance examination.
- The school’s resources enable a student’s admission into the degree programme or the option.
The degree programmes in the field of Social Services, Health and Sports provide that the applicant meets certain health requirements. The applicant is asked in the application form about health factors that may hinder his or her studies. A previous resolution to suspend the right to study can also hinder the applicant’s selection. The applicant is asked in the application form about suspension of the right to study due to his or her state of health or the endangering the safety of others (Act 953/2011).
Applying and the Processing Charge
The separate right to study must be applied by filling in the online application form during the application period. All documents (an up-to-date transcript of records, a certificate of the time of resignation, a study plan and a timetable for the completion of the studies together with the receipt of the handling fee) must either be uploaded to the online application database or delivered by regular mail to the Student Services by the end of the application period. N. B. Applicants who have already studied at Oulu UAS do not have to deliver transcript of records.
The application period for studies starting in the autumn is from 15 April to 15 May at 3 p.m. (Additional Application period from 1 August to 15 August at 3 p.m.) and for studies starting in the spring from 1 November to 15 November at 3 p.m.
A fee of EUR 50 will be charged for processing the application for the separate right to study (Decree 325/2015 s. 29). A receipt of the payment must be enclosed with the application and other documents.
Payee: Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu
Name of the bank: Osuuspankki
Account number (IBAN): FI32 5741 4020 0600 54
Message: Oamk 10208
It is of utmost importance to fill in the message field in order for the payment to be directed correctly.
Student Selection and Appeal
Once the decisions about the student selection are made, the school will inform the applicant. The applicant will receive the information in writing by 30 June (Additional Application period by 15 September) and 30 November.
If the applicant is dissatisfied with the outcome of the student selection, he or she can within 14 days demand in writing a rectification from the board of the university of applied sciences (Act 564/2009 s. 22). When the results are announced, it must be declared how the applicant can gain information about how the grounds for the selection were applied to him or her, and how he or she can demand a rectification to the outcome of the selection (Decree 1045/2009 s. 18).
Time of Study
The right to study is granted from the beginning of the next semester for up to three semesters. The right to be absent is dictated by legislation (Act 351/2003, amendment Act 564/2009 s. 23; Act 351/2003 s. 24).
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