Separate Right to Study at Oamk

Is your Bachelor’s degree yet unfinished? You can apply for a separate right to study at Oulu UAS. Please get acquainted with our admissions criteria.

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. If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen applying for a separate right to study, please read more about our tuition fees. 

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria concerning the separate right to study are as follows:

1. 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.

2. The applicant has lost his or her right to study for one of the following reasons:

- They have resigned from the degree programme or

- Their time of study has run out or

- They have been registered as resigned due to having neglected enrolment and his or her right to study has ended.

3. At the time of applying the applicant’s Bachelor's degree can lack at most 60 ECTS credits. There is no limit for credits in Master's degree programmes. Studies completed at an Open University of Applied Sciences will also be taken into account. The applicant’s previous studies can also have been completed at another University of Applied Sciences.

4. The applicant passes a possible interview or entrance examination.

5. The resources of the educational department enable a student’s admission into the degree programme or the option.

Applying 

The application period for studies starting in the autumn is from 1st to 15th May (or the next working day). Application period for studies starting in the spring is from 1st November to 15th November (or the next working day). The application period ends in the last application day at 3 p.m. The right to study can be applied from the beginning of the next semester. 

The separate right to study must be applied by filling the online application (Studyinfo-service) 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 be uploaded to the online application database 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 nor certificate of the time of resignation.

The application period in autumn 2021 is from 1st November to 15th November. 
Study programs available during the autumn 2021 application period:

Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology 
Bachelor of Business and Administration, International Business 
Master of Culture and Arts, Education EntrepreneurshipPlease read more detailed instructions
Master of Engineering, Water and Environmental Management
Master of Engineering (MEng), Industrial Management

Required attachments

Required attachments must be attached to the online application:

  1. An up-to-date transcript of records
    The application must be accompanied by an up-to-date transcript of records stamped and signed by the higher education institution. Electronically signed documents are also accepted. If possible, attach the transcript of records also in English. If you have completed studies in open university of applied sciences, please also attach transcript of records from these studies.
    Applicants who have already studied at Oulu UAS do not have to deliver transcript of records nor certificate of the time of resignation.
  2. A certificate of the date of the resignation
    Attach a certificate of the time of resignation stamped and signed by the higher education institution. Electronically signed documents are also accepted. Applicants who have already studied at Oulu UAS do not have to deliver transcript of records nor certificate of the time of resignation.
  3. A study plan and a timetable for the completion of the studies
    Attach a free form study plan and a timetable for the completion of the studies.
  4. A receipt of payment of the processing fee
    A receipt of the payment must be enclosed with the application. 
  5. Advance assignment of the applicants of Master of Education Entrepreneuship 
    Attach a assignment to the application. 

Processing Fee

A fee of 50 euros will be charged for processing the application for the separate right to study (Decree 1461/2015 § 3). A receipt of the payment must be enclosed with the application and other documents.

Payment Information
Payee: Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu 
Name of the bank: Osuuspankki
Account number (IBAN): FI32 5741 4020 0600 54
BIC: OKOYFIHH
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

After the decision concerning separate right to study has been made, Admission Services will inform the applicants of the decision. The applicants will be informed of the results of the student selection at the latest by 30th June (application period in spring) or by 15th December (application period in autumn). The study place must be confirmed by the given date informed in the notification of the decision. If the applicant does not confirm the study place by the given date, he/she will lose the study place. The right to study is granted from the beginning of the next semester for up to three semesters. 

Applicant may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education. See more information about one-place-per-student provision. 

Applicants not satisfied with the results of the student selection process should in the first instance contact the Admission Services (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

If the matter is not resolved thus, the applicant may send a written appeal to the Admission Services within 14 days after the results of the student selection have been published. The appeal must be directed to the Rector of Oulu University of Applied Sciences and primarily sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively the appeal can be sent by post to the following address:

Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Services
P.O. BOX 405
FI-90101 OULU, FINLAND

N.B. The appeal must be signed by the applicant. Oulu University of Applied Sciences takes no responsibility for delays caused by the postal delivery services.

Tuition fee

The rules of the Oamk tuition fee and scholarship system apply to a student who is admitted a separate right to study in Oamk. More information on the Oamk’s tuition fees can be found on the Bachelor's and Master's pages of the joint application.  

You can also apply for a separate right to study at the School of Professional Teacher Education.