Master's Degree

The competence and knowhow on digital rehabilitation

Digital Rehabilitation, Master of Health Care

In this Digital Rehabilitiation master's programme you'll be building competences with presently available digital technologies while gaining additional skills in using and designing emerging technologies!

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Product scope
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Master of Health Care, Master’s degree in Digital Rehabilitation
Study modes
Online studies
Part-time studies
Full-time studies

Digitalization is shaping our world

Digitalization is shaping our world, constantly creating new alternatives and challenging our present approaches and ways of working. This transformation is impacting people of all ages and is providing new solutions to everyday challenges leading to increased well-being of individuals empowerment. Many emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), is making it possible to create increasingly smarter and automated solutions for social care and health system.

Studies are carried out as contact and online studies and you can choose either part-time or full-time study mode.

Higher education studies on master level (NQF7/EQF7) completed elsewhere may be accredited as part of your degree. You must have a certificate or some other document to prove that you have completed the studies.

You have a possibility to recognition of informal learning (prior to studies or during studies by studification). It means that you try to understand and structure the competence you have acquired in relation to the learning objectives of the module or course. In order to be able to recognise, or accredit, the competence you have acquired as part of your studies you must describe and prove your competence. You may demonstrate your competence in the form of an interview, portfolio, learning diary, video, etc.

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Entry requirements: Digital Rehabilitation

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of social services and health care AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree.

Application period: 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. 

  • Apply online 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at
  • Attach the required enclosures (degree and work certificates and possible pre-assignment) to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) (e.g. as pdf. files).

Entrance examination: Pre-assignment and interview

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, sent the pre-assignment and have scored at least 20 points out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). Therefore, if an applicant fails to receive at least 20p. in the pre-assignment, one is not invited to the entrance examination.

The entrance examinations (interview) are organised during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. Student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

An applicant must score at least

  • 20/60 points from the interview and 
  • altogether at least min. 40/100 points from both of pre-assignment and interview

in order to have a chance to be admitted to the programme.

Pre-assignment's questions can be found on the application on Studyinfo. The answers for the questions must be attached to the application (f.e. in pdf form) by 25 January 2022 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

Results of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.

  • accept the offer of admission at
  • enrol for attendance/non-attendance
  • NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  • start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in the middle/end of August 2023. Welcome to study with us!

Institute of Rehabilitation

The Institute of Rehabilitation is a centre for education, development and research in the field of multidisciplinary rehabilitation.

We educate experts of multidisciplinary rehabilitation

We educate nearly 200 solid experts in multidisciplinary rehabilitation each year. We also offer master’s degree studies, specialisation studies and diploma courses.


Kari-Pekka Murtonen is working at the Institute of Rehabilitation as a Head of Global Action

Kari-Pekka is interested in digitalisation to empower people to take care of their own rehabilitation needs.

Ask more:

Kristiina Juntunen

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Kuntoutusinstituutti, Institute of Rehabilitation
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Application timetable and selection criteria for Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3 p.m.!