Recognition of learning

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Recognition of learning is based on competence-based thinking: Competence counts, not the way i.e. when and where the competence, knowledge and skills have been acquired.

You can proceed in your studies by

  • participating in courses
  • using recognition of prior learning (transfer crediting and demonstrations) or
  • using work-based learning during studies (Work & Study)
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Credit transfer

You can replace your degree programme’s compulsory courses with previous higher education studies, or previous higher education courses can be used as elective courses. The prerequisite is that the competence targets of the credited studies are equal to the competence targets of studies offered at Haaga-Helia. It is recommended that you discuss the credit transfer issue with your guidance counsellor at the beginning of your studies. Please notice that only credits gained during the last 10 years are valid for transfer.

If you are a new student and you have some previous higher education studies related to the study field of your studies in Haaga-Helia, please book a short meeting with your guidance counsellor already before the Orientation days. You’ll find the contact info of your own guidance counsellor from the orientation day schedule.

Haaga-Helia students can find more info from MyNet.

Demonstration of prior learning

If you have gained skills matching your degree goals for example through work experience, volunteer work, hobbies or other studies than higher education, you can show your skills and competences through demonstrations. You can apply for demonstration of prior learning any time during your studies but it is desirable that it would be done as soon as possible after you have started your studies.

You can take part in demonstration of prior learning only once. The approved demonstration is assessed on a scale of 1 – 5 like a study module and the grade obtained from the demonstration cannot be raised. If you get an “F” (failed) from the demonstration you can attend the study module normally.

If you are a new student and you have a lot of work experience or other skills and competences related to the study field of your studies in Haaga-Helia, please book a short meeting with your guidance counsellor already before the Orientation days. You’ll find the contact info of your own academic advisor from the orientation day schedule.

Haaga-Helia students can find more info from MyNet.

Work & Study, work-based learning

Both compulsory and elective studies can be completed through work-based learning if your work tasks support your degree’s learning goals. Work-based learning (Work & Study) means that skills required by the degree are gained by working and by connecting practical work with a theme-related knowledge base. The work can be paid work, entrepreneurship, hobby, or volunteering activity for instance.

Haaga-Helia students can find more info from MyNet.