After the mobility students have different kind of practicalities related to a specific mobility programme. One thing to remember is to return all necessary documents after the mobility period. All documents have to be returned to the online mobility system called SoleMOVE. All mobility related documents are explained under the heading preparing mobility period on the left side of the page.
All students going abroad make a learning agreement for the mobility period. Well planned and mutually agreed learning agreement assures the study or training period will be recognised to students’ degree. All changes to studies/training during the mobility period have to be discussed with the teacher tutor first and added to learning agreement changes form, which is signed by the student, home and host institutions. After the mobility period students receive either transcript of records (study) or traineeship certificate from the host institution/enterprise.
Transcript of records from the mobility period comes usually to Lapland UAS’s International Office which informs and delivers the document to the student. The traineeship certificate comes directly to a student, who delivers a copy of the document to International Office. After receiving the transcript of records/ traineeship certificate, student fills in “Recognition outcomes of international studies” –form and checks the completed studies with teacher tutor. Teacher tutor confirms the studies after which the head of degree programme makes the final recognition. Finally the Student Affairs Office registers the studies from the mobility period to the student’s records in the student register. Studies will be recognised in student’s final records.
The detailed procedure of making a learning agreement, possible changes to a proposed mobility programme and the recognition are described in the forms in question.
Recognition outcomes of international studies -form
Lapland UAS uses The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and all credits from the mobility period will be transferred according to ECTS. ECTS is a tool which enables students to collect credits for earning achieved through higher education. ECTS is a learner-centered system which aims to increase transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes.
Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning. They relate to level descriptors in national and European qualifications frameworks. Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities required to achieve the expected learning outcomes. 60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. At Lapland UAS student workload is 1600 hours for an academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 27 hours of work. The workloads of all the courses are measured and displayed in ECTS credits.
Lapland UAS provides a diploma supplement as an appendix to the original degree certificate. The diploma supplement is being issued in a widely spoken European language, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation. It is issued in all bachelor degree and master’s degree programmes.
More information, please see ECTS and Diploma Supplement