Maritime Management, Captain

Welcome to study Maritime Management, Captain at Novia University of Applied Sciences!

The academic year begins with a first gathering on Monday 26 of August 2019 at 10.00 a.m. The venue is Aboa Mare, Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21 (Hertig Johans parkgata 21), Auriga Business Center, Turku. We will gather in the cafeteria, which is on the second floor by the entrance.

During the first days you will get information on practicalities concerning your studies. These days is a part of your studies and important for the future success in your studies.

Bring your original certificates, which you used in your application 2019. Bring also your passport.

Medical Certificate for Seafarers

You must also exhibit a valid unlimited Seafarer Medical Certificate (SMC) for service in the deck department. In Finland an SMC can be acquired only in certain locations. The SMC must be sent or brought to school by the 3rd of September 2019 to

Novia University of Applied Sciences
Student Affairs Office
Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21/Auriga Business Center
20100 Turku

Please note that your enrolment is not valid before your Seafarer Medical Certificate has been exhibited!

The physician must be certified by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) to conduct a seaman's medical examination. Admitted students who reside in countries outside the EU can get an extension for submitting the health certificate until September 28th 2019.

The health certificate must be recent, no older than three months. Here you can find a list of seafarers' health stations in Finland. After obtaining the first health certificate, you can renew the seafarers’ health certificate at any health station in Finland that provides health care for seafarers.

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.

Guidelines for vision and hearing

Seaman's medical examination form

Contact Details

Head of Degree Programme