Transfer to Savonia UAS

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Transfer application process

You may apply transfer

  • to Savonia University of Applied Sciences (UAS) if you are registered as a degree student at a Finnish University or University of Applied Sciences.
  • to another degree programme in Savonia UAS, if you are registered as a degree student in Savonia UAS.

NOTE! If you are not registered as a degree student in a Finnish University or University of Applied Sciences, or if you are studying in a University outside Finland, you are not eligible to apply transfer to Savonia UAS. You may apply to Savonia UAS in the Joint application period.

You can apply transfer to any of Savonia UAS degree programme, it does not have to be the same as your current degree programme. Applying is possible from bachelor’s degree to another bachelor’s degree and from master’s degree to another master’s degree.

Admission criteria

The transfer is possible, if:

  • there are free study places in the degree programme, which you are applying to and
  • your studies can be accredited for the new degree programme and you are able to graduate within the regulated study time (note to bachelor’s degree :+1 year taken into consideration).

In addition, when applying to master’s degree you must have a suitable background degree and after graduation at least 24 months’ work experience from the field of the degree programme you are applying to. Please check the eligibility requirements from Savonia UAS website.

Applying

If you want to apply transfer to Savonia UAS, please fill in the application form at studyinfo.fi.

It is possible to apply at any time. However, please note that

  • if you are applying during 1 October – 14 March  and your application is accepted, your studies begin in spring term
  • if you are applying during 1 April – 30 September and your application is accepted, your studies begin in autumn term.

If you are a degree student in Savonia UAS and want to apply transfer to another degree programme, please note that you can apply transfer earliest during your first semester when you are registered as present. The transfer is possible only after your first semester.

Attachments

Please attach to your application form a copy of your student certificate and transcript of records. If your studies are available at My studyinfo -service, you may share a link to your study information.

Also, please attach yo your application form a copy of your passport. If you have a residence permit in Finland, also attach a copy of the residence permit card to the application form.

In addition, you must prepare a study plan, that is compare those studies you have completed earlier to the curriculum of the degree programme you are applying to.

  • You will find the curricula from Savonia UAS website, at first please choose the campus and then choose the newest curriculum in question.
  • Save the study plan form to your computer, fill it in and attach to y our application

When applying to master’s degree, please attach to your application form also certificates which prove your eligibility to apply to master’s degree in question (a suitable background degree and after graduation at least 24 months’ work experience from the field of the degree programme you are applying to). 

 

Decision on transfer application

Your application forms will be taken into processing within 14 days of its receipt. Follow your email as you may be asked for more information to support your application. Please note, that during holidays (summer, week 10, week 42 and Christmas time) there is a longer processing time.

The decision is sent to you by email. The transfer is possible, if there are free study places and your studies can be accredited for the new degree programme and you are able to graduate within the regulated study time. If you are applying to master’s degree, you must also fulfill the eligibility criteria to that degree programme you are applying to.

In case the transfer is possible, you will have 7 days’ time to confirm the study place. If you confirm the study place at Savonia UAS, you must resign from the current University or UAS after all unfinished studies have been registered in the academic records, but before the studies start at Savonia UAS.  

Notifications

  • In the transfer application, applicant’s current study right will be transferred to the new degree programme at Savonia UAS and the study right in the previous education institution and degree programme will end. The appropriate time for transfer is defined in the Personal Study Plan (PSP).
  • The number of free study places vary. In some degree programmes and groups there might not be any study places or there are only few places available.
  • It is possible to apply transfer from a Finnish degree programme to an English degree programme or vice versa. However, a bachelor’s degree in English can include studies in Finnish or Swedish maximum 30 ECTS and a master’s degree in English can include studies in Finnish or Swedish maximum 10 ECTS.
  • If the language of the new degree programme is different from the language of applicant’s current degree programme, can applicant’s language skills be assessed as part of the accreditation process.

Tuition fee

Savonia UAS collects tuition fees from non EU/EEA students who study in a degree programme conducted in English. If the transfer applicant is obligated to pay the tuition fee, the transfer is possible only in the beginning of semester. The smallest amount, which is possible to charge, is one semester tuition fee.

The tuition fee and the scholarship

The amount of the tuition fee and the possible scholarship, as well as the requirements for receiving the scholarship depend on the starting time of the study right in the previous university or university of applied sciences.

Bachelor students:

Master students:

Savonia UAS grants scholarships only for the tuition fee. The scholarship is not paid to the student but is deducted directly from the tuition fee.

The scholarship can only be granted for the statutory study time. If a student continues his/her studies after the statutory study time, he/she must pay the full tuition fee.

Statutory study times for different extents of study programmes are:

Bachelor’s degrees

  • 210 credits  – 3,5 years
  • 240 credits  – 4 years

Master’s degrees

  • 60 credits – 2 years
  • 90 credits – 3 years
Scholarship based on humanitarian reasons for Ukrainians

As an exception to normal scholarship scheme, Savonia UAS grants scholarships to Ukrainian degree students in Finland. These students will get a full scholarship based on humanitarian reasons and need for protection, so that they do not need to pay the tuition fees. The scholarship is granted based on a valid passport or other ID, which indicates, that the student is a citizen of Ukraine.

Exemption of the tuition fee

Student is exempted for paying the tuition fee if she/he has one of the documents mentioned below:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU blue card in Finland
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) does not exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU)
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Service that you have registered, or applied to register, your EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

Please note, that the residence permit in another EU/EEA country is not sufficient grounds for exemption, only residence permits in Finland can be considered.

The residence permit must be valid when the study right begins: 1 August (spring application period) and 1 January (autumn application period). Please check Studyinfo.fi for more information.

EU countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

EEA countries:

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

 

Further information

Savonia Admission Services
admissions@savonia.fi

Mari Miettinen
mari.miettinen@savonia.fi