From Open UAS to Novia with 60 credits

How can I be admitted as a degree student if I study at the Open UAS?

A separate application is arranged at . The separate application is arranged two times per year, in August for those that can be admitted as degree students for studies starting during the autumn term and in December for those that start their degree studies during the spring term.

Separate Application August 2016

Please read more about degree studies in Swedish 2016 here. 

Degree studies in English

  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, 210 cr, Vasa, 5 study places 

Admission Criteria

You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least 60 credits in the Open UAS within the same degree programme you are applying to no later than 31 July 2016. You can be admitted as a degree student if you are approved in the entrance examination, interview and/or language test arranged in the separate application.

If there is reason to limit the number of students offered a study place in the Open UAS separate application the ranking is based on the mean grade of your completed studies at the Open UAS, completed within the same degree programme you are applying to.

Those admitted as degree students in the separate application in August 2016, should register as present and commence their studies during the autumn term 2016 at the UAS. The regulations concerning first year students and right to register as absent only for legal reasons, also apply to students admitted in the separate application.


Application period: 1 – 15 August 2016 3 pm Finnish time

1) Apply online at The application should be submitted electronically during the application period, no later than 15 August 2016 3 pm.

2) Submit an application attachment (transcript of records) over your completed studies (60 credits) at the Open UAS no later than 19 August 2016 at 3 pm by post to the Admissions Services, Novia UAS, PO.BOX 6 65201 Vaasa or as a scanned copy to .



Deadline for attachments: 19 August 2016 at 3 pm

Entrance Examination: The entrance examination for Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing will be held 18 August at 9 am. We will contact you.  

Admission: Admission letter/notification will be sent by e-mail from 25 August 2016.

Confirmation of Acceptance: no later than 1 September 2016


Contact if you have questions.