Saturday, April 21, 2012


Eligibility for studies at polytechnics/UAS depends on completing:

    the Finnish Matriculation examination or upper secondary examination
    European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifepr├╝fung examination
    vocational qualification of three years or more in duration
    Further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or
    an applicable foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country.

A vocational qualification of less than three years in duration gives either eligibility or eligibility to a corresponding field of study, please check your eligibility directly from the admissions office, if your vocational qualification is less than three years in duration. Eligibility for polytechnic/UAS studies in a corresponding field of study may be broadened into general eligibility for polytechnic/UAS studies.

Those applicants who are applying with further vocational qualification, specialist  vocational qualification or non-Finnish qualifications must have completed their studies by the end of the application period. If an applicant who is applying with a non-Finnish qualification is a citizen of an EU/EEA-country*, he/she can apply if the qualification is completed during the spring of applying. The admission of such EU/EEA -applicant completing his/her education in the spring of applying is conditional until the polytechnic/UAS has checked the applicant's final certificates.

Polytechnics/UAS only accept final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies granting educational certificates. Therefore various other documents such as 'Testimonials', 'Statements of Results', 'Examination Results' or 'Result Slips' are not considered as official certificates. Please note, that if you have a scratch card, it is advisable to attach the card to your final certificate.

If a polytechnic/UAS uses discretionary admission, other applicants may also be admitted if the polytechnic/UAS considers their skills and knowledge sufficient.