Universities to introduce quotas for first-time applicantsHelsinki Times.
The obligation is set forth in a proposal presented for parliamentary consideration on 14 November by the government as part of its structural policy programme. The objective of the proposal is to increase the share of first-time applicants who receive a study place and, thereby, to expedite the transition of young people from secondary to tertiary education, says Immo Aakkula, a counsellor at the Ministry of Science and Education.
Higher education institutions will also be obliged to accept transfer students – that is, students transferring from one institution or degree programme to another – and to grant them credits for their previous studies. Transfer students, in turn, will be obliged to forgo their previous study place upon their transfer to another institution or degree programme.
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