Apply for degree programmes with your Open UAS studies

You can apply to degree studies at Xamk after you have completed the required amount of Open path studies in an Open University of Applied Sciences in Finland. The credits must be completed by the end of the ongoing semester (May and October applications ) or by the end of the application period (January application).

The required credit amount is as follows:

  • 25 (January application) or 50 credits (May and October applications) of bachelor-level studies or
  • 15 credits of master-level studies (path for degree of 60 credits)
  • 30 credits of master-level studies (path for degree of 90 credits).

The application can be submitted even if the required credit amount is not yet recorded in the study register. The studies must, however, be completed (exams done, tasks submitted) by the end of the semester (31 December or 31 July). The study records are checked by 31 August (May application) or 15 January (October application). In January application the credits must be completed by the end of the application period (31 January) and the studies must include the 1st semester studies in the programme .

When applying for a master’s degree programme, you must in addition meet the general eligibility requirement for the studies (suitable higher education degree and a minimum of 2 years’ of work experience).

The degree programme you apply to must be the same where you have studied in as an Open student. The suitability of Open path studies completed outside Xamk is individually considered.

Application form is available through Studyinfo.fi service at www.studyinfo.fi during the application period. On Studyinfo.fi, you can search for the degree programme by name, e.g. “Xamk Information Technology” to find the application form.

Admission criteria for this application round can be found below, under “How students are selected”.

If you are selected for the degree studies through joint application or through the application from open path to degree studies, you will continue your studies according to your personal study plan. All credits completed through Open path studies are transferred to the degree studies.

 

 

Three application periods a year

There are two application periods when you can apply to all degree programmes on the basis of Open UAS studies: 1-15 October and 1-15 May.

  • Your application is processed appr. within one month from the time the application closes. Admission results are published by 15 November / 15 June.
  • If you are admitted as a degree student, you must accept the study place and enroll as a student by a given deadline through Studyinfo.fi service. If you are liable to pay tuition fees for the studies, also the fee must be paid before you are registered as a student at Xamk. Deadlines in 2020-2021:
    • autumn application 2020: 4 December 2020, 3 pm Finnish time
    • spring application 2021: 16 July 2021, 3 pm Finnish time (please note the separate deadlines for Early Bird scholarship).
  • If you apply for the study right both through joint application and the application on the basis of Open UAS studies, you can accept the study place offer only from one of the applications.
  • The right to study as a degree student starts from the beginning of the next academic semester (autumn or spring).

The application on the basis of Open UAS studies is additionally open for degree programmes in English during 25-31 January.

  • Admission results are published by 15 February.
  • If you are admitted as a degree student, you must accept the study place and enroll as a student by 16 July 2021, 3 pm Finnish time through Studyinfo.fi service. If you are liable to pay tuition fees for the studies, also the fee must be paid before you are registered as a student at Xamk. Please note the separate deadlines for Early Bird scholarship.
  • If you apply for the study right both through joint application and the application on the basis of Open UAS studies, you can accept the study place offer only from one of the applications.
  • The right to study as a degree student starts from the beginning of the next academic semester (1 August).
  • The application timetable makes it possible for a student who has completed the Open UAS studies from outside Finland, to apply for a residence permit in time for continuing studies on campus the next semester. The application is however open also for applicants living in Finland.

Application form and required attachments

The application form is submitted at Studyinfo.fi service during the application period. On the last day of the application, the application form closes at 3 pm Finnish time. On Studyinfo.fi, you can search for the degree programme by name, e.g. “Xamk Information Technology” to find the application form.

Please attach a certificate about the completed Open UAS studies (transcript of records confirmed by the university) to your application form. If the studies have been completed at Xamk, you can attach the transcript of records you have downloaded from Peppi service.

If you are applying to a master’s degree programme, please also attach the following documents:

  • a copy of the higher education degree certificate that gives you the eligibility for the study programme in question and
  • copies of work certificates (min. 24 months / two years after completing the degree).

How students are selected

The student selection is based on programme-specific practices.

In Bachelor’s degree programmes, the admission is primarily based on good study progress and/or an interview. In the field of culture (Game Design), the average grade for completed studies must be min. 3,5. If the average grade is below the requirement, the admission is based on a portfolio.

In Master’s degree programmes, the admission is based on an interview where your study abilities, commitment and orientation for the field are evaluated.

Please see the admission criteria by degree programme on Studyinfo.fi (under Application process).

Admission is conditional

The admission is conditional until Xamk has checked the certificates used for applying (studies completed at another UAS than Xamk and the educational and work certificates related to master’s degree programmes) and that the required credit amount has been completed by the end of the semester.

The study place can be withdrawn if you have given false information. To make sure you don’t lose the study place, remember to accept it an enrol as student by the given deadline.

Enrolment as student

Enrol as an attending or non-attending student when accepting the study place offer. If your admission is conditional, you can enrol only when the condition has been met. If you are liable to pay tuition fee for the studies, you are automatically registered as an attending student after paying the tuition fee (and meeting the possible conditions).

Enrolment for non-attendance for the first year in degree studies is possible only on certain grounds. Please see information on non-attendance from here. 

Request for adjustment

According to the legislation in Finland, an applicant has a right to request for adjustment to the decision concerning student selection within 14 days of publishing the results of student admission.

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you must first contact admission services at the university of applied sciences where the student admission decision has been made. If the decision was made at Xamk, contact: admissions@xamk.fi.

If this does not clarify the matter, you can make a written request for adjustment to the decision regarding student admission.

A request for adjustment must specify the name and contact information of the person making the request, the decision that the request for adjustment concerns, the points of the decision that adjustment is sought for and  the grounds for the request for adjustment. If necessary, supporting documents can be attached to the request.

The request for adjustment concerning student selection at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is addressed to the Examination committee and delivered to:

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Examination committee
Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola

or

by email to tutkintolautakunta@xamk.fi, topic of the message stating “Request for rectification for the Examination committee”.

Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 44 702 8752 (Kouvola) or
+358 50 312 5031 (Mikkeli)
admissions@xamk.fi

 

 

Postal and visiting addresses

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences / Admission Services

Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, Finland or
Patteristonkatu 3X, 50100 Mikkeli, Finland

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm.