Prior studies and knowledge acquired and showed otherwise can be transferred at the university of applied sciences. (Act of Polytechnics 352/2003 Chapter 4 § 14)
If you have completed studies in a domestic or foreign higher education institution or in another educational institution either before starting your studies at Lapland UAS or during your studies, you can apply for credit transfer to your degree studies. General qualification for applying to universities of applied sciences cannot directly be transfered to the degree studies.
Prior learning can either be included in your degree or substitute the corresponding studies in the same field. Including means that studies completed elsewhere are part of your degree and credit transfer e.g. to your optional or elective studies. Substituting means that the studies completed elsewhere with the corresponding contents and of the same level can substitute the studies of the curriculum of the degree programme.