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

Study Start

The academic year 2021-2022 will commence on Monday 30.8.2021 at 12.00 pm at Wolffintie 31, Vaasa in room B117. 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 30.8.2021. Students arriving later than the specified date are strongly urged to contact the student affairs office ( We will offer an option of digital and/or distance study for students unable to join us on campus in Finland during the autumn semester 2021. 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: Information to Nursing-students admitted to Novia, who are non-Finnish citizens.

Contact Information

Head of Degree Programme:
Student Affairs Officer:

Irén is back from her vacation on 9.8.2021.   
Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student affairs officers at this e-mail