Welcome to your bachelor studies in Nursing at Novia University of Applied Sciences!

Study Start

The academic year 2022-2023 will commence on Monday 29.8.2022 at 12.00 at Wolffintie 31, Vaasa (in room mentioned later). Please be on time. The first week is focused on information, introduction to academic studies and other practical matters.

Late arrivals: Students must arrive in Vaasa by 29.8.2022. Students arriving later than the specified date are strongly urged to contact the student affairs office ( The student must arrive to Vaasa as soon as possible, the practical training and practice is conducted only in Vaasa, not on distance.

Final School Certificates: Please bring your original school certificates, which you used in your application, with you to Finland (copies will not be accepted). The original certificates will be checked at our UAS at the start of the studies.

BYOD: To study in the nursing programme it is expected you “Bring Your Own Device”. You need to have your own portable computer/laptop with you to the campus. Novia UAS is not offering computers to students.

Medical Record: Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) takes care of healthcare services and services in wellbeing of all students at universities and universities of applied sciences as of 1.1.2021.

Information video for new students 2021 (YouTube)

Vaccinations for social and healthcare workers: Instructions from Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)

Information concerning health status: The health documents of new student (information letter from Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS))

Contact Information

Head of Degree Programme:
Student Affairs Officer:

Irén is back from her vacation on 8.8.2022.   
Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student affairs officers at this e-mail