Entrance Requirements

The Degree Programme in Maritime Management, Captain follows the general admission criteria in Finland. For more information about eligibility please see the page about application.

Entrance Examination

Please find information about the entrance examination here. Notice the entrance examination can be taken in Finland or abroad through the FINNIPS network.

Medical Certificate for Seafarers

Useful links

Guidelines for vision and hearing

List of seafarers' health stations

Seaman's medical examination form

An admitted student must provide a health certificate issued by a certified physician to Novia University of Applied Sciences, Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, 20100 Turku, at the latest 7 September 2018.

The physician must be certified by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) to conduct a seaman's medical examination. The health certificate must be recent, no older than three months.

The medical certificate must include following information:

  • The person is physically and mentally fit for the tasks at hand and he/she does not have such an injury, disability or illness that can either prevent or distinctly hinder the completion of his/her work.
  • The person's vision, color vision and hearing must meet the requirements set by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health's Decree.
  • The person does not have an illness that can be assumed to either worsen or be harmful to other people on board or the safety of seafaring.

Novia UAS can withdraw the admission if the seaman's medical examination certificate is not provided by the set time or the certificate states that the applicant is not suitable for a career at sea. Please consider that applicants that suffer from colour-blindness are not considered suitable for pursuing a career at sea.  

 

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