Additional studies for obtaining the right to practise as a midwife

For midwifery graduates from abroad

Basic information

30-60 ECTS
Study places
max 2 per semester
Price / Tuition fee
Free of charge

Intake has ended.

Additional studies for obtaining the right to practise as midwife are aimed at people who have completed a Bachelor's degree abroad in Midwifery and who have applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed midwife in Finland. These studies give a possibility to complete the theory studies and internships required for Valvira's qualification.

The content of the program

  • Additional studies in accordance with the personal study plan (Valvira). The curriculum is planned together with the degree teacher.
  • Internships in working life required for qualification

Mode of delivery, structure and timing

  • The exact scope and duration of the studies are determined in accordance with Valvira decision.
  • Timing of studies: Theory studies about half a year, the entire duration of the training depends on organizing an internship.
  • Mode of delivery: both face-to-face learning and distance learning. Students study together with the degree students in Midwifery.
  • Language of tuition: Finnish
  • Internship: at least 5 weeks internship in delivery ward, if necessary, also in other areas of midwifery.

Selection criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Midwifery completed abroad
  • Finnish language skills at level B2 or above (CEFR). Read more about language skills.
  • Valvira's decision on additional studies and internships required for qualification in order to obtain professional rights in Finland
  • Sufficient IT skills to complete studies
  • A student must have a permit to work in Finland

Tuition and other fees

  • The studies are free of charge
  • The participant is responsible for Valvira's application and related decision and document fees

How to apply

Apply for the qualification training for midwife by filling the e-form

More information

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