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Study for 1 weeks in Finland in the month of December 2017

Last date to Register - 15th November, 2017

Following are some reasons why people like to explore Finland :

  • Finland is the most beautiful place in the world
  • More forest ad water than anywhere else in Europe
  • The cleanest air
  • The safest place in the world
  • The best place to spot the Northern lights
  • The craziest events
  • The rarest seal in the world
  • The largest archipelago
  • The best place for skiing
  • The one and only midnight sun film festival
  • Introduction to Finland and Laurea

Last date to register - 15th November, 2017

Duration: 1-week program

  • Start time: 17th of December, 2017
  • End time: 22nd of December, 2017
  • Place: at the premises of Laurea UAS campuses
  • Time: 17th of December to 22nd of December + 1 day for exploring Helsinki (capital of Finland) and travelling day
  • Cost : 1,500 Euros

VAT Included in above prices

Design Thinking Details

  • Shared accommodation included in the tuition
  • Transport to and from airport included
  • Transport within the city included
  • Breakfast included

The students are responsible for

  • The flight
  • Visa
  • Living costs (with lunch and dinner) during their staying in Finland. (approximately maximum of 20 to 30 euros / day)

Intensive one (1) week School in FINLAND

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arrivals to Helsinki Transporta-tions Finland, its educational system and Laurea UAS Introduction to week’s themes and learning outcomes Service Design process / Map & Understand Service Design process / Model & Evaluate Presentations Exploring Helsinki Departure Transportations
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Design Thinking Introduction Get-together Service Design process / Forecast & Ideate Service Design process / Conceptualize & Influence Co-Creative feedback session

As per the Finland residency laws all non-national students must obtain a Student /Visit Visa for the duration of their studies.

Al Dar University College and Laurea University of Applied Sciences have entered into a partnership on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2016. Laurea University welcomes students from Al Dar University College to join its Service Innovation and Design Thinking study program offered at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland for duration of 1 weeks. Visa sponsorship is only provided for students who enroll on a 1-week basis.

Student visas are issued for the duration of the period of study. Therefore, undergraduate students may require obtain their visa prior to their course of study from the Embassy of Finland, Abu Dhabi.

The visa application procedure might take up to 21 working days including any security clearance required by the Finland government authorities. You are kindly advised to apply in advance to avoid any delays.

Once visa is issued, it will be emailed to the applicant. Original visa may be collection from the embassy by the student prior to departure. We kindly request the student to send us a copy of the airline ticket and visa via email at least two days before departure, so that we may forward the same to Laurea officials.

Note: Finland tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 90 days.

Visa Fees AED
New Visa – Single entry valid up to 6 months (same day service) 300.00
New Visa – Multiple entry valid up to 6 months (same day service) 300.00
More Details

As part of visa laws, all students must be covered by Travel insurance for the duration of their visa. It will be the responsibility of the students to take care of this.

Laurea University will provide free transportation services to students from Airport to their accommodation and back to the airport. Public transport works very quickly and safely in Finland. Students will also have public transportation tickets at designated area during their stay and in case of special program the transportation will be arranged. Students should contact or at the beginning of their stay.

Ms. Taina Kokko, Product Manager

+358 (0) 46 856 7323

Mr. Mika Kortelainen, Director

+358 (0) 400 126 897