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Bachelor level business studies for Ukrainians available free of charge in business projects in spring 2023

Ukrainians, who arrived in Finland because of the war and are receiving temporary protection, have an opportunity to start or to continue business studies free of charge at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2023.

  • You study one day/week (you can work the rest of the week)
  • Studies take place at Laurea Hyvinkää Campus and in Teams (must be able attend at campus also most of times)
  • Studies take place 9.1.-10.5.2023
  • Studies in English

Business studies for Ukrainians takes place at the Hyvinkää campus of Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The studies are part of the project “YPro Ukr – Business Project Studies for Ukrainians” and are funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The main goal of the project is to foster the higher education of Ukrainians staying in Finland due to the war.

The studies correspond to university bachelor level studies

Studies take place in international project teams of 6-8 students. Studying includes business theory and a business project with a partner company. Projects are guided by Laurea's expert senior lecturers.  Students have an opportunity to complete 15-30 credits (ECTS) during one academic season. The studies correspond to university bachelor level studies. Company project studies will increase working life and teamwork skills. In addition, the students will build a network with partner companies. According to the Yearly National Survey, the business students' rate Laurea's company project studies in Top 3. 

The content of the studies cover a wide range of business topics, such as digital business development, project management, marketing and service design. Participation in the studies requires sufficient English language skills. Laurea is prepared to organize laptops to Ukrainian students for the duration of their studies. 

The students will be orientated, and the studying begins January 9th, 2023. Individual study and career plan discussion will be arranged with each Ukrainian student by personal tutor teacher during the Spring season.

Applying for the studies

If you are interested in business studies, you can apply for the studies on this form. We will invite those who have left their contact information to the form to a virtual info event on Wednesday 16.11.2022 at 15-16. Similar info event will be arranged also 30.11.2022, on Wednesday, at 14:00-15.00. The virtual info events will be held in English and a link to event will be sent to participants bye email. Selection interviews for the applicants will be arranged virtually 1st of December, at 14:00-18:00 and 2nd of December, at 14:00-18:00. Deadline for application is 5.12.2022 at 23.00.


If you are interested in enrolling for January 2023, pls book your interview here 

Interviews take place in Teams in groups of max 4 people and lasts 30 min. You will 1st introduce yourself in 4-5 minutes: 

Name, Education, Relevant work experience (if any), Expectations, Why this business course? 

See the presentation of the course (Teams-meeting recording 16.11.2022).

Presentation of the studies in Laurea

Presentation slides 16.11.2022 (pdf)

Additional information

Read more about the Bachelor Studies in Project Management!

Read earlier articles regarding war situation in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian student's blog post

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