Diaconia University of Applied Sciences


Diak is Finland’s largest provider of UAS-level education in social work. We also offer education in health care, diaconia and interpreting. According to our students, studying at Diak gives them opportunities to make the world a better place and helps them find their calling and place in the world of work.

Study a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Diak

Bachelor’s degrees at Finnish universities of applied sciences (AMK) are undergraduate degrees that provide practical skills in addition to a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge.

The degrees prepare students for a broad range of specialist, planning and development tasks in the public, private and third sectors.

Practical training opportunities in a variety of operating environments support a student’s professional growth.

After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant work experience, the student may continue on to complete a master’s degree.

Master’s degrees at Finnish universities of applied sciences (YAMK) are advanced degrees focused on professional development that deepen specialized expertise and skills.

Master’s degree studies are strongly work-oriented. For example, the thesis is tightly integrated with work during the entire programme.

Detailed educational qualification and work experience requirements are defined separately in the description of each programme.

Diak offers the following bachelor’s degrees in English

Diak offers the following master’s degrees in English

We will not open new application periods for our current master’s degree programes offered in English.

Instead, we are planning two new master’s degree programmes taught in English. There are tentative plans for the first application period to take place in spring 2021.

Admissions info

Thinking about applying to Diak? Application period is in spring every year. Get to know our bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in health care and social services that are taught in English on the Degree programmes page.

You’ll find information about schedules, eligibility and entrance exams on specific subpages. Don’t forget to check out our FAQ about admissions!

Joint application

Most Finnish higher education institutions use the joint application system. It allows the applicant to apply to up to 6 study programmes at once. The joint application process covers degree programmes both at universities and universities of applied sciences.

Application to our Bachelor’s degree programme in Social Services happens in the joint application.

You can read more about the joint application system on the Studyinfo application portal. The application form is filled at Studyinfo portal.

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FI-00511 HelsinkiFinland https://www.diak.fi/en/

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