Transfer to another LAB Degree Programme

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Transfer to another LAB Degree Programme

Students who have a study right in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in LAB University of Applied Sciences can apply for a transfer to another LAB degree programme.

You can apply in an internal transfer application if you want to

  • transfer to another degree programme in the same or a different field of study
  • transfer from full-time studies to part-time studies (or vice versa) or from one campus to another
  • change the language of instruction (from Finnish to English or vice versa)

When applying for a transfer to another degree programme in the same or a different field of study, the applicant must have studied in his/her current programme for at least one semester i.e. transfer can't be applied earlier than the second semester. For example:

  • if you have started your studies in January, you can apply for transfer in November, at the earliest
  • if you have started your studies in September, you can apply for transfer in May, at the earliest.

When applying for a transfer from full-time studies to part-time studies (or vice versa), from one campus to another, or a change in language of instruction, the applicant can apply for a transfer in the first semester.

LAB University of Applied Sciences can accept transfer students if there are study places available in the degree programme the applicant wishes to transfer to.

When to apply?

The transfer student application is arranged twice a year, in May and in November.

The next application periods:

Spring application period: Tu 30.4.2024 - Tu 14.5.2024 at 3 pm

Autumn application period: Tu 29.10.2024 - Tu 12.11.2024 at 3 pm

Eligibility

  • The applicant is required to have made consistent academic progress in the current programme. The studies she/he has completed prior to the transfer must be eligible for accreditation towards the new degree.
  • The applicant must have sufficient time left to complete the new degree programme within the official time limit.
  • The applicant is expected to write a short motivation letter, in which she/he should state reasons for wanting to transfer to the degree programme in question.
  • In addition, when applying for Design and Fine Arts degree programmes, the applicant is expected to present a portfolio or pre-assignment. In order to be accepted, at least 50 % of the maximum points in the assignment evaluation is required.
  • When applying to a Master’s degree programme, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria defined in Joint Application.

Restrictions

Design and Fine Arts
Only degree students in Design and Fine arts from LAB University of Applied Sciences can apply internal transfer for the degree programmes in the field of culture (designer, media design, fine arts).

Technology
Only those who meet the general eligibility criteria for Rakennusmestari training, i.e. min 24 months of work experience in the construction industry are eligible to apply.

Use an e-form to apply

Attach your motivation letter (max one A4 sheet) to the form. If your application is accepted, your study right in the new degree programme starts in the beginning of the next semester.  

We recommend for you to consult your study counsellor before applying.

Application for a transfer to a LAB Bachelor's degree programme 

Application for a transfer to a LAB Master's degree programme

Contact your study councellor 

If you have further questions, you may want to contact the study counsellor of your faculty.